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Salary question for the THT braintrust

Old 05-17-2018, 05:08 PM
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What does he do ? Does he supervise anyone ? Can he make mngmnt decisions ?
Salary usually means you given a project and your free to do it on your time not theirs .
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by dssmith View Post
1. Where did I ever say what you cite?
2. I've seen nowhere in any of the comments the mention of "right to work."
3. Here's exemptions to FLSA copied and pasted from their own website:

Who qualifies for exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay?

In order for an exemption to apply, an employee's specific job duties and salary must meet all the requirements of the Department of Labor's regulations. Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA provides an exemption from both minimum wage and overtime pay for employees employed as bona fide executive, administrative, professional, computer and outside sales employees.
4. Pesky facts exempt many positions from minimum wage and overtime.

My comments were of the most generic nature, to attempt to frame an answer to a very generic original post. I never implied otherwise.
you are correct, I read free will as at will and confused your argument that the employee can always choose to leave with an employers ability in right to work states to terminate without cause. I apologize for that mistake. There are several tests for establishing exemption beyond the definition and that should be a thread of it’s own.
Old 05-18-2018, 07:33 AM
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All good answers with FLSA, etc. Have had some experience with this myself. I worked as a non-exempt computer programmer for many years. It was kind of a cool gig - I got OT when I worked extra, but still had a dependable salary. When I moved to management, I went to traditional salary. I don't know that there is always a "more" or "better" answer. My employer happens to be pretty great/flexible. So I prefer the salary. Nobody is watching my comings and goings by the minute and I can take care of things on an extended lunch if I need to. However, I offer them the same level of flexibility. If I need to do an early AM or late PM global conference call - i do it without question. If you and your employer are good to each other salary can be a great thing.
Old 05-18-2018, 07:51 AM
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Hear me out.

It is a mindset and completely up to the employee to work past 40 hours or a normal work week if you don’t want to. Sounds strange and most people balk at this notion and say you will lose your job but the reality is that if you don’t want to work the “extra” time then don’t. If they are not paying you enough then ask for more or simply go home when it is time. You are in control.

I asked for a raise years ago and was told no. They won’t give me another dime. No problem. At 4:45pm Friday when a problem comes in that is urgent, I say not problem, I will get to first thing Monday morning. I can not nor will I stay late, sorry. Firing good employees for not selling their soul to the company is rare. I am in control. The funny part is that not getting that raise was the best thing to ever happen to me. It helped me balance my work/life better. They could have had me cheap.

Some people reading this would say that they would fire my ass but you need to take care of your employees financially if you want them to go above and beyond. I will gladly do the extra time if the money was right. Most problems can be solved with a wad of cash but I don’t see it when that Friday afternoon problem comes.
Old 05-18-2018, 07:58 AM
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Depends on the biz.

Restaurants are notorious for promoting waiters/bartenders to assistant managers. It's a logical path to running a restaurant that can actually make it all worth it but they always take a huge hourly pay cut.

I have a physical therapist friend(not the massage type he's a Doctor). He was working per diem and making around 90k a year but took a salaried job at the VA for 20k less but he got time off, didn't have to work weekends, didn't have to be on call, etc. His wife getting her first job as a pediatric dentist and making 250k probably helped him decide too.

You can't buy back your time.

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