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  •  What is so bad about comp time ? (3+ / 0-)
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    ItsSimpleSimon, JeffW, Dirtandiron

    Some employees desperately need the overtime money to support their families.

                 To be clear,
                  Heather

    Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is inflicting it on whom.

    by Chacounne on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 11:41:13 AM PST

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    •  They shouldn't. (0+ / 0-)

      the whole point of overtime legislation is to discourage its use.

      The basic assumption of a weekly work time limit is that too many work endangers the health of the employee.  So the legislative intent of overtime laws are to make it expesnsive. The employer rather should hire more people to get the work done.

      The 40 hours limit is there for a reason.

      •  Well, (1+ / 0-)
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        Dirtandiron

        let me say that as a professional nanny for under three year olds for twelve years I never worked less than 50 hours a week, because the parents always worked for right hours each day, then they needed an hour to leave work and get home.

        Also, as far as not needing the money, apparently you have not worked a minimum wage job, or close to it, and not been able to save for those emergencies like washer repairs, or added expenses like Christmas.

        Also, be aware that there are many others who work hours that are much, much longer than a 40 hour week, like movie crews, where the shooting day is generally 13 hours, and interns and residents, who work 80 hour weeks or so.

        40 hours may be the ideal, but for many it is not the reality.

                                   To be clear,
                                    Heather

        Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is inflicting it on whom.

        by Chacounne on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:51:16 PM PST

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