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  •  Not just IT workers, but (7+ / 0-)

    many other salaried workers have been in that category for a long time.  I was one of those who worked in local government and regularly worked long hours including many night meetings.  My last week before I retired was typical with two night meetings and a 50 hour work week.

    We did receive compensatory time, but with understaffing, it was hard to use it.  I also lost annual leave that I could not use two of the last three years I was employed.  When early retirement was offered, I took it, mostly because I was continually exhausted.

    Employers do this to avoid hiring more people and paying more benefits. Forcing anyone to regularly work long hours, regardless of compensation, is wrong and at some point becomes counterproductive.  

    The United States is not just losing its capacity to do great things. It's losing its soul.--Bob Herbert. gulfgal98's corollary- We are fighting back to save our soul. Thank you, #OWS for empowering us all.

    by gulfgal98 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 06:03:11 AM PST

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