Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers
From: CL T <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:09:09 -0700

No,

But many Doctors do get "Performance Bonuses" for meeting specific metrics
(X number of patients/hr). So, yes, they are getting paid quite well for
their time...even if they pull more than 40 hours per week.

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On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> 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
> do.
>
> 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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References:
Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Downing, David
Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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