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View Diary: Democratic Senator To MORE IT Workers: No More Pay For Your Overtime Work (262 comments)

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  •  I've been in IT for 35 years (16+ / 0-)

    The only time I was an hourly employee is when I just was out of school, earning nothing and barely getting by as a tech.  Sure, they paid me overtime, but it didn't amount to anything. My friends in the building trades earned many more times than I did, and they got overtime.

    Most of the other time I've been in this business, I've been in those "properly staffed" departments where yes, there is some slack time but when the shit hits the fan, look out.

    Most of the bozos that I've worked for don't understand what it takes to keep an enterprise level IT operation running 24/7, how many skill sets it takes, and finding people qualified to do the work.

    When everything becomes an accounting department decision, including compensation, that's always been my signal to start looking for another job.

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