RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers

Subject: RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers
From: "Adrianne Mora" <AdrianneM -at- envipco -dot- com>
To: "TechWriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:52:52 -0500

I do not want to be hourly, either. The output of my brain cannot and
should not be measured in hours but rather by the quality and the
quantity of the work that I produce. Hourly pay makes sense for
professions which require that the employee be on site for a certain
number of hours to make widgets or answer the phone, for example.
However, it doesn't make sense when the employee's primary output is the
content of the brain, and that content can be filled and poured out at
any time of the day or night. If forced, we'd charge for overtime, but
I'm sure we wouldn't be paid more overall. We'd just have to deal with
more paperwork.

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Behalf Of beelia
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 2:25 PM
To: TechWriter
Subject: Exempt status for Tech Writers

You all may remember that a tech writer sued Sun Micro, contending that
she
had not been paid for all hours worked.

Now it appears this has gone to class action:

http://schubertlawfirm.com/practice-areas/technical-writers.html

There has been some discussion on this topic before, but now that
writers
are being solicited to join the class action suit, I think it would be a
good idea to re-open the question.

I personally do not want to be an hourly employee, and I think this is
step
backwards for our profession.

What do you all think?

Bee
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