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    BlackBerry Overtime

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    Blackberries might start costing employers more and more in overtime if
    this comes to pass.

    [Actually the number of extra hours I worked as an exempt, salaried
    employee is a good part of the reason I now work for myself ]



    In slashdot.org:


    "From an article on cnbc.com: 'As employers hand out electronic devices to their employees at a greater pace, there are growing concerns that workers eligible for overtime pay, known as non-exempt employees, could begin suing their employers for overtime hours earned while tapping on their devices during after-work hours. As a result, lawyers are advising their corporate clients to update their policies and handbooks related to BlackBerry use and reconsider who gets a device.'"
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    I wish I had someone to sue haha the cost of being President and CEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieranwest View Post
    I wish I had someone to sue haha the cost of being President and CEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieranwest View Post
    I wish I had someone to sue haha the cost of being President and CEO.

    Contemplating our litigious society, who knows, you just might be able to come up with someone


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    I saw this, still looking for away we can all get on the ban wagon...

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    i wonder ... does this fit under "salaried" employee?

    a very good debate, none the less...

    if you are a sys admin, aren't you prepared to be on call 24/7?

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    That's right, Cherri, 24/7... and still a salaried employee -- no overtime.


    Once, I got to be Sys Admin on top of my actual job ( Engineering R&D) -- because I was the local Unix guru.

    Unfortunately. others knew the root password too -- and I got a call when they
    managed to change it to something unknown.

    Luckily, back then connecting to a port number below 1024 made you root automatically. I picked up a single-board from the lab, loaded comm software,
    hooked it up to the server and was in business.

    No overtime


    (heck, not even regular time -- IT WASN'T MY JOB ! )




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    if you're salaried then you're SOL for suing for overtime as that's why they pay you salary so that you've always on call...however this pertains more towards hourly employees...this just goes to show the sad state of our legal system that everyone sues for everything no matter how lame it is...even worse for these companies is that new program that you can use to log your hours for working on projects and what not...this could get out of hand and could end up hurting RIM somewhat if businesses decide to pull their BBs...guess we'll just have to sit back and see

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