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kywildcat Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-21-10 04:16 PM
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9. It would create more of an excuse to
send jobs to India.
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  -Could forcing 2x pay for overtime create more jobs? dkf  Feb-21-10 03:58 PM   #0 
  - It would.  kentuck   Feb-21-10 03:59 PM   #1 
  - So, if seven hourly employs voluntarily reduced their weekly hours  Obamanaut   Feb-21-10 04:06 PM   #3 
  - Yes.  kentuck   Feb-21-10 04:10 PM   #5 
  - I don't think that would help create many jobs  jmowreader   Feb-21-10 10:13 PM   #21 
     - Not every small business would be expected to hire more people.  kentuck   Feb-21-10 11:23 PM   #22 
  - No - summarized in one word  Lithos   Feb-21-10 03:59 PM   #2 
  - Maybe the whole "salaried worker" title should be examined more closely.  dkf   Feb-21-10 04:08 PM   #4 
     - You have to set national standards as to what is a fair work day  Lithos   Feb-21-10 04:16 PM   #8 
  - That might be a problem for Union Shops  elifino   Feb-21-10 04:10 PM   #6 
  - Why is that?  Snotcicles   Feb-21-10 04:18 PM   #10 
  - At some point hiring another makes economic sense. . .  Journeyman   Feb-21-10 04:15 PM   #7 
  - It would create more of an excuse to  kywildcat   Feb-21-10 04:16 PM   #9 
  - How could we possibly counter that?  kentuck   Feb-21-10 04:50 PM   #15 
     - You're correct, we could  kywildcat   Feb-21-10 06:35 PM   #17 
  - That's the direction I wish our union would go in...and not for the money.  teamster633   Feb-21-10 04:22 PM   #11 
  - Don't expect that to happen  laughingliberal   Feb-21-10 04:27 PM   #12 
  - I don't think so, many companies give people comp time in lieu of OT  notadmblnd   Feb-21-10 04:31 PM   #13 
  - Not if they don't provide benefits or workers comp has been reduce or  LiberalFighter   Feb-21-10 04:49 PM   #14 
  - We need the National 32 hour work week  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 04:58 PM   #16 
  - You realize if your workweek was 32 hours, your pay would go down 20%  Travis_0004   Feb-21-10 09:04 PM   #18 
     - That is why you would need something like post #5 above...  kentuck   Feb-21-10 09:13 PM   #19 
     - I already work less than 32 hours  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 09:30 PM   #20 
  - That wouldn't work out well  KingFlorez   Feb-21-10 11:37 PM   #23 
  - Then this would be good for them.  kentuck   Feb-21-10 11:49 PM   #25 
  - Yes. As would dropping the OT requirement to 35 hrs.  Greyhound   Feb-21-10 11:41 PM   #24 
  - Nope, doesn't work that way in practice.  Alias Dictus Tyrant   Feb-21-10 11:54 PM   #26 
     - explain yourself?  kentuck   Feb-21-10 11:59 PM   #27 
        - You misunderstood.  Alias Dictus Tyrant   Feb-22-10 12:11 AM   #28 

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