RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Greg Holmes" <greg -dot- holmes -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 14:07:00 -0400

On Behalf Of Greg Holmes
> Something about this whole concept continues
> to baffle me, at the most basic level.
> How is it "unprofessional" to be paid for the
> actual time you work? And to be additionally
> compensated for additional, unusual demands
> that are occasionally placed upon you (i.e.
> overtime)?
> The concept doesn't track with everyday life.
> I don't consider my doctor "unprofessional"
> because I pay for his time.

Your doctor, however, gets to decide where, when, how, and for how long.

And you go to her. She doesn't come to you and work where you say she
must work.

> The ideas being used to support this concept
> seem rather fanciful as well. No full time
> employee *really* works on a "however long
> it takes to get the tasks done" basis. If
> you're coming in at 8 every day and leaving
> at 10 (in the morning!), then I don't care how
> stellar you are; your company is going to give
> you more to do. There's no other way, in fact,
> to determine how much you *should* be doing,
> than to have a "typical work day" kind of
> metric. If I discover a way to get my current
> day's work done in two hours, I've just won
> the right to do more stuff in the remaining
> six; not to work two-hour days.

Tim Ferriss would disagree with that.

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