overtime for programmers

a programmer working for the knowledge adventure division of vivendi-universal games has sued them for overtime pay on the basis of being asked to submit falsified time reports and being paid less than $44.63 per hour (a cut-off for automatically becoming an exempt employee under the computer-related occupation exemption).

i remember having that timesheet system imposed while working at was then the knowledge adventure division of cendant. or maybe it was vivendi by then. certainly pre-universal.

if only a lawsuit could be filed against the company for turning a place that creates games for kids into a soul-draining sinkhole.

knowledge adventure is the first place i worked where an executive told me that my stock options would be worth more than a million dollars, if i recall correctly.

this is one reason why i don’t work stupid hours.

(link via marcus of the sadly defunct mr. cook.)

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