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  •  What also pisses me off is... (1+ / 0-)
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    cynndara

    that they can take the time you earned away from you if you don't use it within a specific period. That means time you earned (and, as we all know, time is money) can be taken away from you. overtime dollars are REAL dollars that cannot be taken away.
    If they want to change things, then they are going to have to guarantee you can bank the time...forever...until you leave the job, whereupon they can pay you for it, or you can leave early and get paid for an extended vacation.
    Of course, what happens if the worker is fired? Does the company gt to deny them the right to the time they EARNED?
    If I earn something, it is MINE. You don't get to take it away!
    Grrr.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Wed May 08, 2013 at 12:19:22 PM PDT

    •  The whole intent, of course. (1+ / 0-)
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      MA Liberal

      Payment deferred long enough is payment denied.  On a statistical basis, a corporation with thousands of employees can save substantial money if they manage to weasle out of just 10% of their comp time commitments.  And by judicious refusal of permissions, they can usually get that up to more like 50%.

      •  It's called stealing... (1+ / 0-)
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        cynndara

        When a person EARNS wages, overtime included, you should not be able to steal those wages. And it is stealing if you give comp time and never let it be taken, and then declare it unusable after a certain time.
        Just plain outright stealing from the pockets of workers.

        Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

        by MA Liberal on Wed May 08, 2013 at 03:20:38 PM PDT

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        •  I brought that up (1+ / 0-)
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          MA Liberal

          at my last job, when I thought it was going to be the VERY last job I ever needed.  In fact, they unfroze the vacation calendar and suddenly started letting us schedule vacation after a year and a half, about two weeks after I mentioned to my supervisor that I'd already been checking out the DOL website for instructions on how to file a complaint.  Unfortunately, as I did tell her (my direct supervisor was a world apart from the corporate goons), it appeared from that website that the only recourse was for the employees to file a lawsuit.  I dunno, perhaps she was able to convince THEM that I might do something like that.  

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