I’m salaried, and this seems like a ridiculous idea...The era of salaried workers will be over, and businesses will just move to an hourly scale for everyone.
And with it will come timestamps, hourly work tracking, and efficiency studies. Fewer workers will be hired, and employees will be expected to cram more work into non-overtime.
I get paid fairly for every hour I work. There are many weeks I put in 100+ hours, and there are (every once in a while) a week where I put in 35. The moment I feel taken advantage of, it’s incumbent upon me to have the certification and marketability to move to a different employer.
This amounts to a revenue grab by the Fed...Pay your employees more of those taxable dollars or else!
Stay out of my life, government. I don’t want you in my personal life, and I certainly don’t want you in my professional life.
I put several years in with insane workloads and hours on salary. Loved it. I got paid extremely well.
Govt has no business getting in between boss and worker. My commment was just pointing out that people wanted ‘lesser evil’ in voting for squish RINOs (inference to the Bhoner pic) that refuse to rein Zero in with crap like this and got what they asked for.
Maybe they ought not do that anymore.
Sorry, I wasn’t replying to your comment specifically, just the weighing in on the intent of Zero and his party.
.The era of salaried workers will be over, and businesses will just move to an hourly scale for everyone.Speaking as an hourly man who refuses to do salary and the headache it comes with, I can't necessarily say I'd be sad about it. I just don't want it to come about the Obummer's way.
And with it will come timestamps, hourly work tracking, and efficiency studies. Fewer workers will be hired, and employees will be expected to cram more work into non-overtime.Well, you can only cram so much. I tell my bosses that when they try. And then I ask "Are you going to authorize overtime?" They usually say no. "Then I'm going home at the end of my shift." Then I get the threats about replacement. "Do you really think you're going to find someone who will do more work an hour at the wage you're paying?" Dead silence. Replacement never happens. Then crunch time hits because they didn't authorize enough overtime early in the project and I make out like a bandit billing my 2x on the unlimited overtime. I tell 'em it would be less costly just to authorize so much overtime a week, but execs never listen. Or they fire and hire and wonder why they never make the productivity quotas.
Stay out of my life, government. I dont want you in my personal life, and I certainly dont want you in my professional life.Too late, friend! Government is already all over professional life, what with taxes and regulations and so on. And my experience is that most corporations love it, being hand-in-glove with government.
Having worked salary exempt many years, there were good and bad things about overtime. When O-T meant comp time, it was great. No extra taxable earnings, and it made for a few 3 day weekends. When the company changed that policy, the new policy stated that O-T was only paid out for the hours worked after putting in 45 hours, i.e., hours 41-45 were unpaid. For the strivers, that seemed like an incentive to impress the bosses. I refused to do it, never again worked past 40 hours, got my work done, enjoyed my family during my time off. Those co-workers who elected to work over 40 hours had less time with family, and the company didn’t care one way or another that they appeared so “dedicated.” I worked with the principle expressed by my chief executive years back: “You are expected to fulfill a 40 hour work week, and if you can’t get your job done in 40 hours, you’re inefficient.” Worked for me! Now, as for 0bama’s tampering with O-T, hasn’t he done enough damage to this country? Interfering with corporate policies can only turn out badly.
I agree but there will come a time if limits are not placed where every employer will feel like they can put you to work for 100+ hours without concern and without empathy for you family, and what will you do then?
Some of us actually want to work without having to worry about whether we will ever spend time with our families are not. I’m sure you work 100+ hours with great concern for your family, however, I enjoy my 40-45 hours of work and while I don’t provide for my family like I would want to, I do enjoy the many hours I get to spend with them.
I know that many employers don’t care about that, and if we were all salary they wouldn’t give a damn no matter how much we make how much time we spend with them.
My boss cares about my hours but when you get further away from human contact the less you care about people. My bosses boss could care less how many hours we work or how late we work them because they aren’t in touch. Should government decided that? I would like to say no, however, my bosses scare me more, call me liberal if you want, but quite frankly if you look around, even our good Christians don’t really care about fellow man anymore.