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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:18 PM
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106. There are many variables
Hourly IT workers (most of whom are either contractors, or full-time employees working in less-skilled positions) typically get no pay for sick days or vacation days, and no paid holidays. They typically also pay for their own health insurance (or work through an agency that takes a substantial slice off the top to pay for the worker's benefits).

So that overtime pay often comes with its own hefty price tag.

Still, I strongly oppose any bill that would make it impossible for people in these specific positions to get paid overtime! That's outrageous.

There are huge numbers of IT workers who will fly the coop as soon as the economy improves, and this will only increase turnover when that day comes. Meanwhile, employers want the current state of affairs to continue. A return to the 1990s environment, where IT jobs were growing on trees and many skilled and semi-skilled workers were commanding huge bucks, strikes many employers as a nightmare scenario. (But they forget they were getting rich then, too!)
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