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View Diary: The $70-Per-Hour Lie (353 comments)

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  •  Yes it does (2+ / 0-)
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    canyonrat, Clues

    In the 1980s, it was considered a "professional" career. Since then, its been substantially "blue-collared" and abused.

    Note that a UAW worker works on average 32 hours a week. That drives fringe benefit costs per employee way up because, you still have the same fringe cost per employee regardless of hours worked. The IT worker works 48+ hours per week, SALARIED. Average fringe costs per employee are therefore lower, and those extra 8 hours aren't compensated at time and a half. They are compensated at straight time in some companies, zero in others.

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