Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 22:43 UTC
Legal "A bill recently introduced in Congress would greatly expand the exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act for IT employees, ending overtime benefits for many more types of workers, including network, database and security specialists." The Democrat senator of North-Carolina has introduced an even worse version of the bill, which specifically exempts database and network specialists and security professionals from overtime benefits. Say, isn't some company building a huge data centre in North-Carolina? I'm sure it's all a coincidence.
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RE: 8 hours pay, 8 hours work
by Alfman on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 00:19 UTC in reply to "8 hours pay, 8 hours work"
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"No overtime, no working outside of hours. I'm not sure where the problem is?"

Well, in some cases you'll be found unsuitable for the job then. Alot of people in IT are genuinely needed for after hours work. It makes the most sense to deploy new software or make changes in the evenings or on weekends when it has the least potential for causing problems for users. I've been there, and the last thing you want to do is cause an outage for a thousand business users.

I for one don't object to after hours work, it makes me more appealing to the employer too, but it really sucks to not be paid for it.

In a healthy economy, increased responsibilities should go hand in hand with increased pay, but in this enemic economy, many of us are competing over jobs that pay peanuts for base pay, no retirement, no overtime, etc. We're just "happy" not to be laid off.

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