Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New York Times piece takes up abuse of unpaid overtime for salaried people (plays into parental leave debate)


An article Monday on p. A17 of the New York Times by Fran Sussner Rodgers deals with the “abuse” of unpaid overtime expected of salaried workers (especially in I.T.). It is titled “Who owns your overtime?” and is linked here

It’s pretty obvious that this problem could affect the paid parental leave debate (today, Issues blog).
   
I can remember being onsite for on-call production support a few times without actual pay.  Back on benchmarks in the 1970s, I would work like 16 hours straight through when there was “computer time”.
   
Single or childless people could “lowball” those with families in these environments.

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