A “salaried job” has a distinct definition. For one thing they don’t punch a clock. For another, in many cases their lunch is “paid” if you go by an 8 hr day (i.e. 9-5 with an hour lunch is only 7 hrs).
But with this crowd words are just things to be manipulated.
There are salaried exempt and salaried nonexempt classifications of employees.
“A salaried job has a distinct definition. For one thing they dont punch a clock. For another, in many cases their lunch is paid if you go by an 8 hr day (i.e. 9-5 with an hour lunch is only 7 hrs).”
I don’t know if it is a generational gap (I’m in my mid-40s), but the 9-5 jobs are disappearing (and have been for some time). 9 to 5 has been replaced with 8:30 to 5:00 for many “salaried” people, and this started decades ago (and is one reason why I have no problem with an overhaul of the current system). “Salaried” has simply become a way for a company to squeeze the work of five out or four people cheaply; anyone who has consistently been forced to work unpaid overtime would understand. I got an extra raise when I first became a supervisor because I could make the case in numbers that I would have been better off under the previous salary arrangement, and have had countless others say the same. I work with “supervisors” and “managers” with no staff just to eliminate overtime pay; it is a regression to ten hour workdays six days a week. Anyone who says “switch jobs” is oversimplifying it; they are among the few who feel compensated fairly (for the record, I have been compensated fairly since I stopped working unpaid overtime). Once the abuse is systemic, then few jobs offer shelter from it.
When the employers hold all the cards, the workers simply vote for Obamunism. While misguided and destructive, you will never convince them to do otherwise.