Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 11:25:24 -0600

I'd like to see the faces of the CIO, CFO, CEO, et al, when they are
told that they will be hourly employees from now on.


Downing, David wrote:
> From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers
> I shall reiterate this yet again... 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.
> People should be compensated for the time that they work. If management
> plans poorly enough to require additional hours from their employees to meet
> their deadlines, they should be willing to pay for that time,
> David Downing
> Senior Technical Writer
> Credit Union Solutions
> Fiserv
> ----------------------------------------
> I agree whole heartedly, but as every adult knows -- and some of us have learned the hard way -- what *should be* and what *is* are two different things. When your boss tells you you need to put in extra hours, and then says, "But you don't get paid overtime because you're salaried," what can you do.
> (Actually, in my case, we have gotten compensatory time off if it was a matter of meeting a deadline.)


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