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: don't complain
by foregam on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 08:53 UTC in reply to "don't complain"
foregam
Member since:
2010-11-17

Would you provide some links please? It's somewhat difficult to imagine that happening in Europe under current regulations:
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=706&langId=en&intPageId=2...

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RE[2]: don't complain
by rhy7s on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 09:59 in reply to "RE: don't complain"
rhy7s Member since:
2008-08-04

Here's a comment on overtime in Australia: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/slaves-to-the-ove...

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RE[3]: don't complain
by unclefester on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 10:43 in reply to "RE[2]: don't complain"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

In the mining industry (a major employer) the standard working hours are 12 hours/day for 10 days with a 5 day break.

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RE[2]: don't complain
by unclefester on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 10:39 in reply to "RE: don't complain"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

In Australia you typically graduate from university with a professional undergraduate qualification at 20-22 years old (except for medicine which is offered as a postgraduate degree). You must pay for your degree once you start working. Virtually all university students also work 15-30 hours/week while studying.

Australians work long hours and don't get their (very modest) pension until age 65 unless they have a serious physical or mental illness that prevents them from working.

That is why Australia is thriving and Europe is bankrupt.

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RE[3]: don't complain
by foregam on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 12:48 in reply to "RE[2]: don't complain"
foregam Member since:
2010-11-17

I'd rather live in bankrupt Europe if it's all the same to you, thank you very much.

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