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Hourly vs. Salaried Employees

Your Two Cents: Are You an Hourly or Salaried Employee?

Overworked salaried employees are used to receiving the same pay no matter the extra hours they work, but there's an ongoing lawsuit between ex-employees and T-Mobile over whether or not hourly employees who email after hours should be paid extra for this time. I've been a salaried employee in every postcollege job I've held; what's your current status?

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The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
Salaried aide to a U.S. Senator. Unfortunately with salaries there's usually no overtime, so when I figured out what actually make per hour once, I was appalled! The wonderful exception was when I was an aide to a California State Senator (though I'm sure it doesn't help this state's current economic woes!).
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Salaried, which is great because I get paid vacation, but I definitely make it up with the overtime I work and don't get paid extra. Boo!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Salaried but I do get compensated when I work overtime.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm on salary and when you think about how you get paid on the basis of working 40 hours a week, and i typically work far more than that - it's kind of painful. oh well. at least it's a paycheck
mek123 mek123 7 years
I'm a consultant so I bill hourly and get paid OT but get salaried benefits. First time in 25 years that I'm not salaried and loving the OT.
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 7 years
Salaried. I work at a school (as an administrator, not a teacher). We get a ton of paid time off. It's great!
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I started off hourly, and then I got promoted and was salaried. But then the government said we're too new to be salaried and we were hourly again, but I still get to keep my raise and have the same number of paid vacation days, so I'm in a pretty nice spot right now :)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Salaried, paid 25 days vacay, and no, I don't have to "pay" by putting in extra hours.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 7 years
Had a salaried job I hated now I have an hourly job I love. To each their own.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Salaried high school literature & history teacher. I remember when I was younger, some guy used to brag about being a salaried employee, and would constantly put down the hourly employee. Seriously, I wouldn't care if I was an hourly employee...I mean, in some cases you wouldn't get paid days off...but they're relatively similar, at least to me.
flyowsley flyowsley 7 years
I wish I were salaried, that would mean paid vacation!!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm hourly b/c my job is limited to the work I do at the lab and it's of a technical nature...I think there are rules about what a job involves as to whether or not you would be exempt or non-exempt salary-wise.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
salaried attorney (prosecutor)
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