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Old 11-21-2014, 11:16 AM
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23 years and never paid overtime... company liked comp time.

Hope going into next year this will not be a problem... I have hundreds of hours of comp due... most should be 1 1/2 but that was never the deal.

A project like adding a wing or building a new MRI floor is often 7 days a week and at off hours to minimize disruption to normal business operation.

My boss had signed off on time sheets averaging 270 hours each month for the last 3... boss is leaving and new boss said comp time will no longer be granted and those with it need to use it this year... my project ends January 15th 2015...

Not sure how this will play out...

On the flip side... years ago I worked in a Union Shop and there was never even a question of getting paid for the hours work... at whatever the negotiated rate... even double time if that was the case.

So plenty are still putting in overtime hours with many not getting compensated for them.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Location: Bothell, Washington
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Originally Posted by Jeo123 View Post
Mod cut. Most people working more than minimum wage are exempt. Overtime is NOT time and a half for the majority of people.

Just because something doesn't apply to you, doesn't mean it doesn't apply to most people. I haven't gotten "time and a half" since I was 17. I suspect a lot of people are in that position unless they're working in low skill jobs.
That is not true at all- most jobs where you work overtime you actually legally get paid time and a half. You are usually not exempt until moving up to higher levels such as management. This has been the case in any city or in fact any state I have lived. In the IT field, the only people exempt are the high level people like network administrators, supervisors, software engineers, etc. Everyone else- all techs of any kind, helpdesk, etc- people still making 50K-70K per year- are nonexempt and legally have to paid time and a half for any OT they work.
Any IT job I have had that included any OT paid really well when including OT pay, since that pay adds up quickly.

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Old 11-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Location: North Texas
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I haven't gotten paid overtime or time in lieu since I left Europe.
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