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  •  This type of shit almost got me killed (24+ / 0-)

    At Bank of America, I was working 90-110 hours a week, holding on "till help could be obtained through the budget".  To say that help didn't arrive would be an understatement.  I had to have a heart attack at age 34 for to put a stop to it.  I'd get in at midnight to download the ATM Transactions when they became available and was often there when Day Shift Went Home.  Because I was doing the job of 3 folks, there were 3 people doing my job when I got back from disability, 3 months later.  Yes, I was doing stimulants to stay on my feet and yes that was wrong.  But I thought that the promises made to me were real and that I'd be rewarded when it was over.  The only thing that was real, was that I undermined my health and the Senior Vice President who didn't hire anyone to be a budgetary hero, got himself a bonus.

    This is the kind of shit that will get folks killed, while some pig gets rewarded for the effort that someone else does.  Corporations like Bank of America will use this bill to avoid paying overtime.  Worse yet, they already do!  Bofa has already had numerous IT Overtime Related Lawsuits and you can bet that this bill was written with their (and other Corporate Pigs) in mind.  Now, what this bill does is to legalize these practices.

    •  I wish you could testify before Congress.nt (0+ / 0-)

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 08:20:46 AM PST

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    •  Three people (4+ / 0-)

      I worked at a large Swiss bank (different one, this time). When I left to go freelance, I discovered that they had to advertise for three people to replace me. It wasn't that I was doing three loads of work (only 1.5, actually), but I was and am a generalist, able to cover multiple programming languages, development systems and tasks. I covered such a wide spectrum of tasks that they had no other choice, unless they could find another generalist. Being a generalist is now a problem, as employers are looking for cheap specialists and beginners.

      FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

      by Spoc42 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 08:23:17 AM PST

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    •  CALL YOUR SENATOR AND DEMAND A NO VOTE ON THIS (1+ / 0-)
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      Jim Neal

      We have to be our own lobbyist because clearly no one else is doing it for us!

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