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This approach should benefit all workers

May 22, 2013

Some lawmakers in Washington are decreeing that a job “perk” available to government workers should be denied to those in the private sector....

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Anderson

May-27-13 12:50 PM

Never in the military, three departments of the federal govt, or in performance auditing for a state legislature did I or anyone with whom I worked get either overtime pay or compensatory time off when the job at hand required more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. The whole idea of either for federal employees is absurd, as it is for state and local govt office employees. All are overpaid as it is. If govt office employees can't get their work done within normal working hours they are poorly administered and organized personally. FDR was right: "It's impossible to bargain collectively with the Government." Thus Democrats passed and FDR signed the Hatch Act. Largely moribund now, it needs to be reenforced.

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CrankyGrandma

May-25-13 4:33 PM

Indeed!

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Anderson

May-25-13 3:40 PM

Just referring to your self-serving "game over" comment, Cranky, since you seem to have appointed yourself judge of the credibility, truth or relevance of everything posted here. Leftist chutzpah, indeed! So do dream on; it's expected.

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CrankyGrandma

May-25-13 2:32 PM

Why are you talking to me, Andy? Are you have another spell?

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Anderson

May-25-13 12:44 PM

... blather - on!

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Anderson

May-25-13 12:43 PM

Don't sweat it, Taxed..., I made recommendations in my first job at State that cut 4 positions from a 7-person office and put its ops on a current bases vs. a two year delay. Then saw a TYPICAL federal empire builder, my superior, take a 2-hour-a-week responsibility of mine and turn it into a 5-person office + a 2-grade promotion for herself. Also, I rec'd the Sec. of Defense's Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for proposing, i.a., an auction rate for US supporting assistance $'s, which SAVED the US $400 million a year. Trust my pension was more than earned even if I did find that most federal govt jobs required only about 2 hrs a day. Sadly, my experience in state govt proved little different. More typical is Hillary's FS Director General (formerly a Dayton IA school teacher) whose self-proclaimed claim to fame in my "STATE" magazine was that under her reign State Dept personnel INCREASED by 19%.

That's FACT based on EXPERIENCE, Cranky; meanwhile, dream - and blather -

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TAXEDENOUGH

May-24-13 10:52 PM

Anderson, "That's speaking from experience"? Does this mean you took advantage of the taxpayers by not working for your salary in the goverment jobs you held? I hope my taxes are not paying you a pension for a job you didn't work at and I'm sure you would be the first person to turn down a pension that you really never worked at to earn.

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jamesf

May-24-13 6:02 PM

No one can rival your IQ

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jamesf

May-24-13 6:01 PM

Don't hold back Cranky, tell me how you really feel.

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CrankyGrandma

May-24-13 11:22 AM

Too late Andy. Game over.

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Anderson

May-23-13 7:18 PM

Let's see that CV and your real name, Cranky, so we can see if you approach the minimum IQ needed. BTW, what is it? I can see it now: dueling IQ's and GPA's!

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CrankyGrandma

May-23-13 10:39 AM

I'm sorry, James. You do not meet the minimal IQ standards to play this game.

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jamesf

May-22-13 9:34 PM

Thats what I love about you Cranky. You Never call names.

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bububud

May-22-13 10:49 AM

The devil is in the details...workers, be wary, righty extremism has something up their sleeves and it's not for your benefit!

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Anderson

May-22-13 10:45 AM

With the feds it always "do as I say, not as I do." That any federal bureaucrat can't get his/her (pc?) work done in eight hours a day is ridiculous on the face of. Nothing moves in DC after noon on Friday. That's speaking from experience at State, Labor and Defense; Defense was the most efficient of the three.

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CrankyGrandma

May-22-13 10:13 AM

Is there an asinine idea this House of Crackpots has come up with that you DON'T love? It's not enough to depress wages and refuse healthcare, now you advocate taking their overtime away? What is wrong with you?

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TAXEDENOUGH

May-22-13 8:39 AM

"As long as safeguards are in effect to ensure employers do not pressure workers to take time off rather than overtime pay" - there are no safe gaurds for workers. Workers are at the will of employers and they will always be threatened with job loss if they do not tow the line. They can always use different excuses to fire anybody. A lot of older employees have lost jobs because of age but are given a different reason when let go so they are not acussed of breaking any age discrimination laws. The Messenger staff needs to wake up and start living in the real world.

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