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August 31, 2003 @ 10:08 pm 🔗 Post Link

health, bdot, work



I’ve been wanting to see Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine for some time…

Heh… one step forward…two steps… Ugh.. OK… wonderful… my nose has stopped flowing like Niagara Falls… however… now I feel lethargic and lifeless. I guess the drugs are sedating. Gah… I think Claritin had a drowsiness pill I’ll try after these bad boys are gone. Ah well. I guess it is better than leaking like a cracked pot in rain storm. Heh.

Likely going to have a long walk later… (Alone) Finally the weather isn’t so gross that I can finally go outdoors and not melt. Looking forward to the Fall & Winter with B.. should be fun.

back to work! -whipcrack!-

Ugh… It is hard listening to B. talk about her work in Mustique… working 14 hour days over and over is ridiculous… I can see putting in an all nighter to get shit done, but if you *have* to pull all nighters night after night to get the job done, then something is poorly planned by management… and it seems B. has to suck it up to make up for their gross oversights.

So naturally I went to the Ministry of Labour’s web site and did a little digging. It is good information.

Hours of Work and Overtime
The daily limit is eight hours of work a day, or the number of hours in an established regular work day that is longer than eight hours. The weekly limit is 48 hours. Employees can agree, in writing, to work more than the longer daily and weekly limits, up to a maximum of 60 hours a week.

Most employees must receive overtime pay after 44 hours of work each week. The overtime rate is at least 1½ times the regular rate of pay. Employees can take time off at the rate of 1½ hours for each hour of overtime worked, instead of overtime pay, if they and their employers agree in writing. If an employee and employer agree in writing, the employee’s hours of work can also be averaged over a period of time not to exceed four weeks for the purpose of determining whether overtime is due.

Not trying to cause problems but… with good jobs so few and far between these days employers take great liberties with their staff. Many violate employees’ rights. In one of the most developed nations on earth this happens. I can only wonder what goes on elsewhere…

Update: Ministry page moved. No surprise. They change stuff every year it seems.

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