joyce (joyce) wrote,

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oh, by the way, make that the 26th of may, not april. california has some weird laws. one of them is that if you work over 8 hours a day, and you're an hourly employee, you have to get paid overtime, no matter how many hours you work in the week. so if a company wants to work employees on a 4x10 work week instead of 8x5, the company has to have an election of the affected employees to make sure that the employees are willing to work 4 tens and not get paid overtime. you still get overtime for over ten hours, and doubletime for over 12. (which, for someone who regularly worked 12 to 16 hour days in UT, for which you didn't get overtime unless you were over 40 for the week, is just nifty.)

anyhow, the long and short is, you have to announce the election, then hold it two weeks later, then wait thirty days in case someone comes forward and says that they were coerced into voting for 4 tens when they didn't want to work it. then you can implement the "alternative work week" (on which basis i was hired, back in January...)

i find this all rather amusing, and kind of silly. but then again, the laws about making double time over 12 hours are rather nice, so overall it's probably worth a little hassle.

so, i'll be on 5 eight hour days for awhile, though hours are subject to change in a couple weeks when (hopefully, cross your fingers) we actually get a beta customer rolling.

and does anyone really care about all this babbling about hours except for me and possibly my folks, who haven't been pointed at this? =)

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    Like a boss.

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    Yuletide letter placeholder, ahoy!

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    I did Not Prime Time this year, which made me actually write something for the first time since Yuletide. It was fun! It was also a lot more low key…

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