Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:00:39 -0800

It is unlikely that your doctor and lawyer are
being paid by the hour if they are employees
or partners in a practice; they just bill you that
way. They probably don't get 1.5X OT if they
put in more than 40 hours per week, either.
If they're operating their own practice, then
they definitely don't get paid by the hour,
especially if there aren't enough patients or
clients to fill a week. How much they make
per hour is just a way to keep score.

I especially don't think doctors get paid by the
hour, or else they wouldn't be hustling you in
and out of your appoinments as fast as they

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
I will be happy to be "exempt" from hourly wages
as soon as my doctor and my lawyer do the same.
I believe both those highly valued/highly touted
professions are treated as hourly employees.
At least they bill that way.


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