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  •  Comp time does NOT pay the rent. Many people only (7+ / 0-)

    work a job that calls for more 40 hours because they can get paid more for that extra time- keyword: "paid."
    Comp time is not an acceptable alternative for bonafide over-time.
    It should be available as a different option otherwise accrued.

    •  When I was living in Colorado I got a job (5+ / 0-)

      as a cook, but I didn't last more than a day or two, so the boss told me there was no pay since they use the "French model" (their words) but I was welcome to a few vouchers for free meals.

      I told her I would try to pay my rent with those free meals, then I told her on second thought I would call the Congressman Jared Polis and the Better Business Bureau.

      They cut me a check within minutes.

      But how many people don't fight back like I did? Lots I'd bet, and they get screwed, and that is the whole point, to screw a worker out of a dollar he earned.

      Regulate banks, not vaginas

      by MinistryOfTruth on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:45:36 AM PDT

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    •  right wing zealot will say to you: (2+ / 0-)

      "Yeah, so what?  They are still getting paid for the hours they work.  They just won't be forced by a tyrannical and socialistic regime to pay them an extremely high hourly wage.  And, shouldn't the employee be thankful for the opportunity to work?"  

       

      Streichholzschächtelchen

      by otto on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:53:32 AM PDT

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