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Debate about feds working overtime goes into overtime

A reader opened a new front (or more accurately, re-opened an old one) in the ever-present war between the public and private sectors by commenter questioning the amount of hours feds really put in. It seems that both sides of the debate put in job-related overtime. Whether it is productive is another question,

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Posted on Nov 09, 2011 at 12:19 PM


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Reader comments

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 Dave K

The real problem is that the Federal government treats all it's white collar workers as blue collar. Overtime pay and comp time for salaried employees? Huh? How much time is wasted with timecards... and the personnel hired to manage that process?

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 Kyle

Cartoon author is tied to fed employess union. I know thousands of contractors, and not one that would ever even concieve of wasting their time on this subject. Scale the paranoia back Union

Thu, Nov 10, 2011

The whole problem with this debate is something called "saleried exempt". In the private sector you will work overtime for absolutely no compensation whatsoever. No comp time. No overtime pay. No nothing. Feds are bewildered when I do not like the idea of joining them for overtime work. While they enjoy being paid extra or logging hours they can save up and use as an extra week off sometime, I work for nothing but paying the golden parachute for my latest CEO.

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