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  •  Clearly (0+ / 0-)

    the worker should be paid the job B rate.

    But I've had situations with my employees where a worker can no longer do some tasks because of a disability.  I've simply reassigned them to do other tasks and others take up the slack.  No cuts in pay.  There are a lot of tasks that need doing anyway and in many cases the workers can divide up the responsibilities among themselves so that everyone is happy.

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

    by winsock on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 07:41:47 AM PST

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    •  I have been in the position, though not lately (0+ / 0-)

      where I was ill and my co-workers split up my work just so it would get done. Of course I was on paid sick leave so it isn't quite the same thing.

      That was a temporary situation though, and was based on inability, not unwillingness, to perform my job.

      •  Is it much different from (0+ / 0-)

        for example, accommodating a Jewish worker who wants to leave work early Fridays and/or take Saturdays off to observe the Sabbath?

        Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

        by winsock on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 09:24:21 AM PST

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        •  Yes it is (0+ / 0-)

          Because typically you expect someone whose work hours get adjusted for religious observance to give those hours back in some fashion or other.

          I can take the Jewish High Holidays off from work using leave that I have not yet earned, but I do have to restore my leave balance or else I lose the corresponding amount of pay.

          •  I'd also expect (1+ / 0-)
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            workers who object to doing certain tasks that are part of their overall job description to perform other, commensurate tasks to compensate.  If not performing certain tasks mean they work fewer hours, then, of course they'd be paid for only the hours they actually work.

            Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

            by winsock on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 09:42:38 AM PST

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            •  Precisely (2+ / 0-)
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              And that may or may not be what will happen in Saint Mary's County. If those deputy clerks who are allowed to pass on marriages are instead given other tasks at a lower pay grade or end up working fewer hours, but are still paid the same, the net result is that preferential treatment has given to those with prejudices.

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