PEOPLE PEOPLE…A little charity here please!!!
I am not, nor would I ever consider asking about taking unlimited amounts of time off and staying home and getting paid. GET REAL. I didn’t think I needed to spell that part out. But since you obviously do need it spelled out, lets try this scenario…
This has happened several times since I have worked here. All of us Engineers are salaried. Someone hit the power generator at the end of the block with a truck and power went out in the building at like 10:00 in the morning. The power company said it would take until after 4:00 to fix it. The boss/owner said anyone who wants to leave can take a vacation day. If you don’t have any vacation days left, then you will not be paid.
Or how about this…we have a company shut down from Christmas to New Years. Most of the time this is about 3 days, since Christmas and New Years are actually paid company holidays. Boss says, if you didn’t save any vacation time for the shut down days, you will not be paid for them.
I love the way you all assume I want something for nothing. So when I regularly have to loose half my Sunday flying to a customer site, and come home at midnight friday, the employer doesn’t have to pay me because I’m salaried, but if my kids get sick more days than I have vacation time for, that’s my tough luck and salaried only works for the benefit of the employer, not the employee. I was just asking if anyone knew that by doing any of the above mentioned things, the employer actually treats his employees as hourly, thereby setting the precedent that he now has to follow for all employees, namely paying them overtime, and all the down side (for the employer) stuff that goes with not being salaried. Sheesh!