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  •  In a way, I'm surprised that the Republicans (6+ / 0-)

    hadn't tried this ploy years ago, cause it's so like them.  Maybe they had to wait until a time that unemployment became high and taking so long to lower.

    The concept of comp-time has been around for salaried people for decades.  Although the promise and use of such was also abused by management.

    •  Yes I worked in a job in the 90s where there (1+ / 0-)
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      was only comp time as an option, no overtime pay.

      But I will say this for that agency, they gave the employee total control at to how to take that comp time and when to take that comp time. But I often voice that I would rather have overtime pay to which My boss said he would too but we worked in community action which was not funded by the taxpayers, depended on grants, and it was a nonprofit.

      But my dad worked for the USPS and they got overtime pay for sure...guys would line up by seniority to get that overtime pay and work on one of their days off..he would gladly work 6 days a week when asked for that time and a half.

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      by wishingwell on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 11:48:14 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, they have tried this ploy before... (0+ / 0-) I recall, the labor department proposed something similar during the presidency of W, but organized opposition from labor managed to get it scuttled.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:28:42 PM PDT

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