Friday, July 27, 2007

In the business world.... get paid for the hours you work.

Good thing that education isn't a business (unless you're going to invoke the unregulated "free market reform" mantra for school choice) because in Oklahoma, state legislators want teachers to work five extra days a year, and they won't go for pay increases unless merit pay is on the table.


ms. whatsit said...

Our district added an extra day to the upcoming year, and we have to report one day earlier than originally proposed. Oh, they'll pay us, but at what I like to call "house cleaner wages".

No doubt this has set a precedent for next year . . .

Ryan said...

The part I like:

Damon Gardenhire, spokesman for Cargill, criticized the teachers making the calls for being against an idea before it has even been thoroughly discussed.

What, after thoroughly discussing adding 5 unpaid days to the calendar the teachers will go, "OK, we'll do it, because you talked about it a lot!"?

KauaiMark said...

"In the business get paid for the hours you work"

Actually not true. In the professional business world you are "salaried exempt".

You are paid a yearly salary and expected to work until the job gets done on time even if that means sometimes 10-12hr(or more) days and weekends.

It rarely means 8hr/day work weeks.

If you DO manage to do the job in 40hrs/week or less, you usually get assigned more work.


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