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  •  Low Income Jobs targeted by Language of Bill (1+ / 0-)
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    jillwklausen

    There are a whole lot of jobs that are very low paid that would fall under the umbrella of this bill. People who answer the support lines, internal corporate help desks, the people who configure the computers or fix them, people who have glorified titles but just swap out images on websites - these are all hourly jobs that pay close to minimum wage.

    This isn't the first time that Congress has introduced a bill to try and target an entire Industry, playing of the ignorance of people who imagine that all IT workers are well compensated  Computer Programmers.  For every Computer Programmer with a six digit salary, there are ten IT workers in support roles who barely make a living wage and depend on the overtime and Holiday pay to make ends meet since the support staff is often called upon during evenings, weekends and holidays to implement changes.

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