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Response to cyberpj (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 08:22 PM

2. IT people worth more - Continuing the 30 year wage war.

Where else do you have someone who works 60 hours a week and then goes home and continues to improve their skills which is a benefit to the employer?

How many times have you been stuck and had to call your IT resource to get you out of trouble?

With all these computers, what would you do without all the knowledgable IT people?

This is just a continuation of corporations moving responsibility down to lower levels and then reducing salaries as they go.

People used to work 16 hour days so they started labor laws to cut work to 40 hour weeks.
Then they began to classify employees as "exempt" so they were exempt from overtime pay.
Now you can work employees for 60-80 hours a week and not pay them overtime. One step foreward - two steps back. There needs to be a stipulation that a certain amount of overtime for a coutinued period of time qualifies an exempt employee for overtime compensation (and not at the disgression of the manager).

What happened the last time our congress negated laws protecting "We The People"?
Oh yes, we went into a recession because the banks reduced the qualifications for home mortgages!
We need to start to make laws "stick". They were made for a reason.
Now we have to work for years to get ourselves back to a place where we can even hope to
live and retire as well as our parents did.

We're screwed. Let's fight for the next generation at least!!

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