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Here we have my old stalker, UrRight:
Could NOT believe this when I read it. Paid lunches/breaks to Hammond employees
Post by UrRight on 10/14/2009, 9:04 pmhttp://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/ed ... 1d770.html
I do not get paid by my employer now, nor in the past for two fifteen minute breaks required by FEDERAL LAW, and my lunch break. I reported to work at 7:30 a.m. and was allowed only two fifteen minute breaks. One at 10:00 a.m. and one before my 9 hour shift (because they did not pay you for breaks or lunch), ended. Lunch was 30 minutes. You didn't get paid for those breaks or lunches. Believe me, the stress I and other co workers went through without union representation was more tasking than driving a dump truck picking up garbage, sitting at a desk, answering phones.
We were the backbone of the company. Without us, the company and salesmen couldn't exist. The economy took it all away.
But even now, after landing a dream job, I am not paid for lunch or breaks. There are times and a lot of times I don't take lunch or breaks. Because I am that grateful for what job I landed.
It's absurd in this time to PAY any employee while not working, if you want to really save your own job. Whether it's private, or a politically-connected job, savor it, treasure it, and do all you can to help save money.
Bow your head in shame, Mr. McDermott.You may be a lawyer, but I don't think you're an "economist". I think any fifth-grader is smarter than you.Nice to see that you have apparently recovered from that "permanent disability" you have been claiming.
Stop talking about me, Norma! Payback is a bitch.