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  •  You could never pass a law (0+ / 0-)

    that allowed the employee to take the hours when they wanted to. No one is going to take away the employer's discretion about when to allow time off.

    My experience with comp time is different from yours. I saw people made to take it at the convenience of management. Your situation worked out because you had a good employer.

    I was exempt and any comp time I got was due to the benevolence of my bosses. Very little was ever allowed and it was always a day here or there when it suited them.

    I remember one year when all summer vacations were cancelled for people on a big project behind schedule. Spouses, kids, relatives and friends all had plans ruined as well as the employers. The delay was supposed to be until September, but then it was October and then November. Then, in late November during a period when it was pouring rain, they were all told they had to use or lose whatever vacation days couldn't be carried over to the next year, which was most of them. Because holiday coverage was already planned, it meant most of them had to take off the following week or two. So they spent their vacations sitting around the house by themselves in the rain in November while their kids were in school and their spouses and friends at work.

    It's prudent to plan for the worst case and not the best when imagining what employers will do.

    We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

    by denise b on Mon May 06, 2013 at 02:25:34 PM PDT

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