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View Diary: 'Bama RepubliCon Out-A**holes the Rest: "No overtime pay for you." (45 comments)

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  •  While I was a salaried employee... (4+ / 0-)

    ...when I worked for the City of Chicago, we worked a 35-hour week. Anything above 35 to 40 was straight time, and only given as comp time, and you had to use it within 90 days. Above 40 hours, in order to get paid there had to be money budgeted for the overtime, and you would get comp time if there wasn't, time and a half for weekdays, double time for weekends and holidays.

    Supervisors didn't get OT. One guy I knew would work OT, accumulate comp time, and take it off, while the work piled up. Then he would have to do this all over again, until they promoted him. He finally was able to take early retirement and end the extra work.

    The guy who was my supervisor for the first 20 of my 27 years didn't like us working OT, because we tended to use our comp time and were unavailable, especially when we became short-staffed. The fellow who beat me out for the supervisior spot was clueless as to what overtime is, which was good because by that time we were really understaffed.

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