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#350541 - 06/19/11 01:47 PM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Wow, your job must pay better than mine! smile
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#350558 - 06/19/11 09:59 PM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Either that, or I worked a helluva lot of overtime this week smile


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#350583 - 06/20/11 10:10 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: terzaghi]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6835
Loc: PEI, Canada
At least you get payed for overtime. I was on call as Duty Manager this weekend, had a busy day Sunday with calls then worked frantically until 1:30am last night coordinating generator runs, dealing with offline cell towers and other results of a very nasty afternoon lightning storm. However, I shall see no additional HT funds as a result. Nor, am I likely to get back any time in lieu.

We do get certain freedoms like being able to freely leave for appointments and stuff or leave early when required as we "manage our own time" but I don't know anybody at my level who ever gets back more than a fraction of the extra time they put in.

Still, not a bad place to work overall. I'm just saying that it is nice you get paid.
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#350588 - 06/20/11 10:54 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I'm on salary and no overtime pay either, but fortunately, there's very little overtime work.

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#350618 - 06/20/11 10:22 PM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: CatBrat]
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Yeah, I'm glad I get paid for overtime for sure. I'll go several months with little or no overtime but then a project will come up that requires a lot of OT hours, and occasionally an unusual amount of travel. On our old pay system we used to get paid time and a half for overtime which was awesome... Now we just get straight time (maybe a couple dollars more per hour or so depending on the position) but I'm not complaining. With the economy in the dumps, I'm just glad to have a job that I enjoy and pays fairly well.
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#350631 - 06/21/11 12:06 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
My base pay isn't something to write home about, but it's definitely not the worst, either. I feel really lucky as far as the other stuff. We still get time and a half for overtime. I make $2.10/hr extra for working evenings instead of days. (Weekend shifts get $3.something extra, though I almost never work those). Overtime doesn't come up often in our department, but we moved to a new inventory management system (the software does more than that, but that's our part of it), so we've had some overtime recently, which I was happy to see.

The best thing about my job is how fast I accrue time off, even though I rarely take advantage of it. I'll have to start, though, since they're no longer letting people cash out their time off until the IRS figures out how they want it handled. I would always use those cash-outs to buy new toys, including Axioms. Now I'll have to actually take vacation. But yeah, I get 11.44 hours of PTO every two weeks. I think it caps out at 12? The maximum you can have in your bank is 296 hours, though, so I'll have to start taking vacations so I don't max out and start losing what I earn.

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#350634 - 06/21/11 12:22 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: CV]
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
I was just taken off salary, because the VP doesn't think I'm working a full 40 every week. So now I'm back on the time clock. I hate to tell him, I've been working an average of 42 hours every week for the last four years. I like my job, and was grateful for the flexibility that I was allowed by not having to punch in and out all the time. But now that trouble is being made for me, I'm going to cause trouble back. So I'm either going to end up with 4 hours of OT on each biweekly check, or I'm taking a half day every other Friday. I'm sure the VP will be upset when he comes looking for me, and I'm gone at noon.

Sorry, just needed to rant, today was my first day back on the clock.

EDIT: Oh yeah, I got called this morning 2 hours before I was supposed to be at work, and had to trouble shoot over the phone. Since I was awake, I went into work early. So I already worked 9.5 hours on this first day. smile


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#350635 - 06/21/11 12:24 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
The worst thing about being reliable and trustworthy is being treated like you're not. I hate that when it rears its head at my work, too.

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#350645 - 06/21/11 06:23 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: CV]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10904
Loc: Central NH
Originally Posted By: CV
The worst thing about being reliable and trustworthy is being treated like you're not.

That's a pet peeve of mine too. So I don't show up when I want myself there and I steal little things from myself, then tell on myself, so I know that I can't be trusted.

Stupid me. I make myself so mad!
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#350649 - 06/21/11 07:31 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6835
Loc: PEI, Canada
Have you tried being nicer to yourself? Offer yourself a day off and say that you will cover it. Find out your favorite treat and bring it to your work for yourself. Perhaps go on a team building exercise with yourself. Something fun that falls within the interests of both your selves.
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