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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don't complain
by unclefester on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 06:57 UTC
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In Australia most professionals in the private sector are on salaries not hourly rates. You are typically expected to perform 10-20 hours unpaid overtime each week. In corporate law 70-80hr working weeks are the norm. You rarely get any time off for working overtime.

Any professional unwilling to work unpaid overtime would would quickly find themselves unemployable.

Edited 2011-12-03 07:01 UTC

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