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  •  If the new "full time" is 30 hrs per week, (6+ / 0-)

    wonder how soon it will be that workers demand overtime pay for working past that Mark?

    Employers should file this under be careful what bus you shove down employees.

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    by ROGNM on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 06:55:30 AM PST

    •  It's 30 hours for hourly-paid workers--but (22+ / 0-)

      for workers on salary, of course, the number of hours required per week is "until everything we expect you to do is done."

      •  Well, "until you exceed expectations" (16+ / 0-)

        would better describe the situation at some places. And then they start expecting you to exceed expectations.


        Which is funny until they start seriously joking about that during the annual ream... I mean evaluation.

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 07:24:52 AM PST

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        •  Exceed expectation means doing other people's work (2+ / 0-)
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          for them.

          Part of my duty is to prepare weekly customer satisfaction report and provide high level analysis of the report.
          The report is very comprehensive because it starts from enterprise level to Line of businesses and sites within each LOBs (including overseas vendor sites).
          My analysis always start with the highlight of the decrease or increase in key metrics. call out the factors with the most declines and how they affect enterprise number. Sometimes major event like Hurricane Sandy or bad publicity may be the root cause of the decline in performance. In majority of the time the root cause for decline performance numbers is not clear cut.
          The analysis is suppose to be the simple part of my task. However, it is the part with the most headache. Every Line of business directors wanted me to tailor the analysis to their own specific need. if I  try to accommodate many people they complain that the analysis is too long.

           Last week, I Lost my cool at the LOB meeting when someone said I  should not include the increase/decrease in metric scores from week to week and some people tend to agree with him. I asked if they have ever see an analyst reporting capital market index like S&P without talking about gain or lost in the index and the top looser and gainer of the day or reporting on government employment report without comparing the gain /loss to previous report?

          The point is they don't want to dig into the report to see how it affects their line of business. They wanted me to do all the job for them. That is how I can exceed expectation

          •  Back before I retired, (1+ / 0-)
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            there was a time when we were all expected to work overtime for a while because of some projects that had kind of piled up. We were asked to keep track of the overtime we worked so our manager could look good for his boss.

            After a while he asked that we not report our overtime any more because his management had begun to take all that overtime as a sign of inefficient management. I didn't really know how to think of that for a while, but eventually decided that it was a way management had of using their comic genius to keep us amused.

            On the subject of other people trying to influence how you do your work, one of my supervisors just had to show how smart he was by making all sorts of suggestions on reports and papers we submitted to him for review and approval. We had to do a lot of work completely rewriting everything every time we submitted anything. Then somebody noticed that after two or three rewrites, he had managed to revise the work pretty much back to the way it was when we first turned it in.

            We were insulted for a while but finally decided that we ended up producing what we thought best and if they wanted to pay us extra for that, so much the better.

            Your experience sounds a little bit like that.

            Moderation in most things.

            by billmosby on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 12:25:59 PM PST

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      •  I used to be unhappy about my contract status -- (3+ / 0-)
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        no benefits, no security, no ability to plan far into the future.


        nobody's got security any more, so...

        As a contractor, if I get worked to the bone, I get paid for it.
        Most likely, I get worked to the bone only when there is no employee who can be made to stay up all night.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:55:05 AM PST

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