RE: For all you comma-chasers out there -- second attempt

Subject: RE: For all you comma-chasers out there -- second attempt
From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:24:08 -0400

The fact that "distribution" didn't end in a gerund helped their case as
well.

Suzette Leeming

On Mar 16, 2017 1:47 PM, "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:

> No.
>
> "Distribution" is a normal part of their duties (they're drivers).
> "Packing for distribution" is not (they don't "pack").
>
> If the serial comma had been included, then "distribution" would have been
> set off as its own task, and they would therefore be exempt from overtime.
>
> Without the comma, it becomes "packing for shipment or distribution" which
> is the equivalent of "(packing for shipment) or (packing for
> distribution)." Because in this case "distribution" is not listed as an
> exemption, they would be eligible for overtime.
>
> If the comma had been there they would have lost, and would likely not
> have brought the case.
>
> Steve
>
> On Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:05 AM, Timothy J Slager:
>
> Except, if I read it correctly, it didn't change the case. Either way, the
> drivers would have won.
>
> Still, nice story.
>
> tims
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Ken Poshedly
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:58 PM
> To: TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: For all you comma-chasers out there -- second attempt
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> In case it didn't make it the first time . . .
> http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/15/health/oxford-comma-maine-
> court-case-trnd/index.html
>
> -- Ken in Atlanta
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References:
For all you comma-chasers out there -- second attempt: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: For all you comma-chasers out there -- second attempt: From: Slager Timothy J
RE: For all you comma-chasers out there -- second attempt: From: Janoff, Steven

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