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    Execs demand overtime for BlackBerry usage

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    Canadian bureaucrats' use of BlackBerry mobile devices and similar gadgets has become so prevalent that their union today called for extra wages for workers connected 24/7 to their office.

    "We have old clauses in our collective agreement that cover standby pay, but these clauses have to be updated because these devices have changed the definition of work and being called after-hours," said Ed Cashman, regional vice president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

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    Wow I wonder if it stems from this article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrockett View Post
    Wow I wonder if it stems from this article?

    Canadian bureaucrats browse the stacks be warned!
    My thoughts exactly....they must be PinStack readers!!!
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    Isn't the reason they are called execs?!?!? and they are salary paid and not hourly??!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknight0180 View Post
    Isn't the reason they are called execs?!?!? and they are salary paid and not hourly??!?!
    Nah execs and other supervisors are exempt from OT pay.
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    I find it funny that the article stems from australia lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrockett View Post
    Nah execs and other supervisors are exempt from OT pay.
    They may be exempt from overtime but they are not compensated for 24/7 availability. Unless of course their name is on the door.

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    Corporate should have seen this coming.

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    They OUGHT to be paying RIM for the use of such fine devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrockett View Post
    Nah execs and other supervisors are exempt from OT pay.
    Not all the time. I am salaried, but I also get overtime. But this is more for the compensation of always being connected and available, not to be paid for overtime 24/7.

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