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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:31 AM

7. When I was in sales I

was at Universal Studios and other places taking calls from my customers. Since going back into engineering I have neither a cell phone nor a laptop. I totally unplug when I am not in the office (in a major downturn I will probably be the first thrown overboard but I give my 50 hrs/wk most of the year - that is sufficient). My vacation time is my own time, and I do not live in fear of losing my job on this account (of course my daughters are almost grown, I have cash in a savings account, and my material expectations are small). If I had a young family with a mortgage in a town I would not be in without the job, then my fear factor would be high (been there, done that).

With the recent decisions about interns, I wonder if labor law will start looking at this at well. Sales and engineering employees probably would not have a case, but transcribers etc??

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