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Bill Could Mean Workers Get Vacation Instead Of Overtime Pay | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 18 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jan 26, 2011, titled Bill Could Mean Workers Get Vacation Instead Of Overtime Pay | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

It's a question that a lot of workers in Ohio have asked. Would you rather have a "comp" day or overtime? "It should be up to the employee really," said Rep.

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Hauser

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 26, 2011
I think this is a GREAT idea - small business in Ohio will no longer have to pay overtime. Given this option, every business owner will choose "mandatory comp time". I like it - you work 40 hours and then another 8 hours on Saturday. Then the employee takes comp time on Sunday and you don't have to pay them ANYTHING for working on Saturday. And if the employees don't like it, drive them by the unemployment office so they can see the long lines. About time the balance of power tipped towards business owners instead of employees.
2 cents

Elmhurst, IL

#2 Jan 26, 2011
Hauser wrote:
I think this is a GREAT idea - small business in Ohio will no longer have to pay overtime. Given this option, every business owner will choose "mandatory comp time". I like it - you work 40 hours and then another 8 hours on Saturday. Then the employee takes comp time on Sunday and you don't have to pay them ANYTHING for working on Saturday. And if the employees don't like it, drive them by the unemployment office so they can see the long lines. About time the balance of power tipped towards business owners instead of employees.
You sir are the reason small businesses suffer. Bad attitude towards your employee's usually translates to bad attitudes towards customers. I hope the only rat left on your sinking ship when it finally goes under is YOU!
SmallBiz

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 27, 2011
2 cents wrote:
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You sir are the reason small businesses suffer. Bad attitude towards your employee's usually translates to bad attitudes towards customers. I hope the only rat left on your sinking ship when it finally goes under is YOU!
You remind me of someone I just terminated for cause. Cause I didn't like her!
REALLY

Dublin, OH

#4 Jan 27, 2011
It's never about the hard-working employees. It's always about the company and the bottom line for them. If they can find a way to make the employees put in more time at the office without having to compensate them, they will. It's just sad. Now, not all companies are like this, but a great deal of them are. And in my experience, the smaller the company the worse it is!
Kristina

Dublin, OH

#5 Jan 27, 2011
I think what a lot of people don't realize is that small businesses such as insurance agencies, small retailers and accounting operations etc.. don't have the income coming in to pay the employees overtime or even benefits unless they have a large customer base and have been around several years. I have worked for small and large companies and for me personally, I had the worst experiences with the smaller operations. But that's just me. As far as overtime goes, personally, I'd rather have the vacation time to be with my family but I can understand how some would prefer monetary compensation.
sjm

Westerville, OH

#6 Jan 27, 2011
We already do this at my company. It works just fine. I left early twice due to weather, and once the roads were clear again, I worked late.

Now, you have to have people you can trust for something like this to work, otherwise you have people trying to screw the system.
jfa

Harveysburg, OH

#7 Jan 27, 2011
Hauser wrote:
I think this is a GREAT idea - small business in Ohio will no longer have to pay overtime. Given this option, every business owner will choose "mandatory comp time". I like it - you work 40 hours and then another 8 hours on Saturday. Then the employee takes comp time on Sunday and you don't have to pay them ANYTHING for working on Saturday. And if the employees don't like it, drive them by the unemployment office so they can see the long lines. About time the balance of power tipped towards business owners instead of employees.
Hopefully one day people will become self sustained(live off the land) and they won't have to work and that small or large business won't exist.
Jake Stidd

Saint Clairsville, OH

#8 Jan 27, 2011
Comp time can be a very good if the employee gets the time when they choose . Myself I like pay for time worked.
2 cents

Elmhurst, IL

#9 Jan 27, 2011
SmallBiz wrote:
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You remind me of someone I just terminated for cause. Cause I didn't like her!
Thank you for proving my point.
Linda

Galloway, OH

#10 Jan 28, 2011
Put them all on a 4 day work week.
So What

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 28, 2011
Man ain't meant to work. C'mon build a machine...so we can sleep and make love deeper. Later we can dance and we can drink.
Soutern Ohio

Columbus, OH

#12 Jan 28, 2011
Jake Stidd wrote:
Comp time can be a very good if the employee gets the time when they choose . Myself I like pay for time worked.
Fully agree. We have a choice, comp. or pay. Comp. is taken at the employees choice. I perfer the comp.
Hmmm

Dublin, OH

#13 Jan 28, 2011
SmallBiz wrote:
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You remind me of someone I just terminated for cause. Cause I didn't like her!
Probably "cause" you are jealous that she is prettier than you, has a bigger house than you or drives a nicer car than you. I'm sure you went looking for a reason to fire her. Grow up.
davechu

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 2, 2011
And on that day your employees work and rob you blind to make up for the lost wages, you will feel that pain.
Hauser wrote:
I think this is a GREAT idea - small business in Ohio will no longer have to pay overtime. Given this option, every business owner will choose "mandatory comp time". I like it - you work 40 hours and then another 8 hours on Saturday. Then the employee takes comp time on Sunday and you don't have to pay them ANYTHING for working on Saturday. And if the employees don't like it, drive them by the unemployment office so they can see the long lines. About time the balance of power tipped towards business owners instead of employees.
Terrence747

Manassas, VA

#16 Mar 3, 2011
I worked at places which supposedly gave extra time off for extra time worked. So if we had a very busy month and I worked 50 hours a week. I would have 20 hours extra which I could use when times were slow. Unfortunately, no one got full compensation - if we got half the hours back that we worked it would have been a good deal.

Not only that some people just love to work and it was expected of us salary workers to work about 42 hours a week since that was the average (was suppose top be 40). I had to refuse to work the extra hours at risk of getting a "bad revue".

I think it is a good idea on paper, but the reality is - that is unlikely that the employer management (trying to make themsleves good) will take advantage of the easy going.
youtoo

Cleveland, OH

#17 Mar 17, 2011
I agree....too risky....what fi the company suddenly goes out of business; the employee probably won't get the opportunity to utilize the time......there would have to be a provision for any unused vacation pay to be paid.....
Bad Idea

Mentor, OH

#18 Apr 29, 2011
I personaly need the overtime. I work for a small company myself with only 7 employees. I am raising 4 kids and the money is more important than the time off. I would rather be able to put food in their stomachs and clothes on their backs. Yes, a little extra time off would be nice but, when it comes down to it, the finances are more important. This is just another power trip for our governement. Politicians need to stay out of our lives period. Concentrate on bringing the budget back into check and bring jobs back to Ohio. Help put money back into peoples pockeets instead of robbong them.
Nickels

United States

#19 Apr 29, 2011
Great now salary employees can be even more worthless at work, claim to put in 50 hours of "work" and then comp themselves another day off the next week.

It's my experience that most salaried employees are the laziest people and hourly workers work the hardest. I know where I work we have a ridiculous attendance policy and the salary employees are exempt frOm it. They might work 30 hours tops a week and miss work all the time, but hourly workers get raped if they miss a day of work due to illness.

No thanks I'll keep my overtime. You can't screw me out of that, but I can see you telling me to work half days two days a week to get my comp time.

And yes I'm happy to have a job where I work, but as soon as another local job comes around I'll be putting that two weeks notice in.

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