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    Employees Not Getting Paid for Boot-Up Times, Sue Their Employers

    Wed Nov 19 2008



    For office drones at big companies such as AT&T, United Health Group and Cigna, booting up their computers at the start of the day and waiting for them to shut down takes some decent time. Like 20 minutes at the start and end of the day. And they sure don't like the fact that their weasely employers have decided to not pay them for that time. So, of course, they're suing.

    All three of the above companies have been hit with lawsuits dealing with the issue, and lawyers who tackle it are making a decent buck off of it. One the one hand, the companies claim that people aren't working while their computers boot, instead chatting with coworkers or having a coffee. On the other hand, if you have to be in a cubicle, you're working, and it's not the employees fault that their crap computers take so long to get revved up.

    But hey, this is America, so we'll leave it for the courts to decide. [TaxProf Blog via The Inquirer]

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    Default Re: Employees Not Getting Paid for Boot-Up Times, Sue Their Employers

    If you're at work, you should get paid for all the hours, except for lunch.

    Solution: Speed up boot times. Or get something that starts the computers up automatically at a given time...
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    Default Re: Employees Not Getting Paid for Boot-Up Times, Sue Their Employers

    Stupid Get you it fix your load times or better yet don,nt shut down pc at end day lock them
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    Default Re: Employees Not Getting Paid for Boot-Up Times, Sue Their Employers

    Let them eat cake!
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    this is the most retarded thing ever.

    there has got to be a wake on lan auto turn on thing. and the same thing for turning off. turn on the computers 30 minutes before work and turn them off 30 minutes after, remotely.
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    I agree this is dumb. Just leave them on! It's not like the office complex is trying to save energy anyways.. I guarantee they're blasting the AC all day.


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    Default Re: Employees Not Getting Paid for Boot-Up Times, Sue Their Employers

    WHy not send the computer tech dude 30 mins early each day to get everythign ready!?!?!?!??!

    dumb idiots. lol

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    Default Re: Employees Not Getting Paid for Boot-Up Times, Sue Their Employers

    Here in Canada, you must be paid the minute you are requiered to be on your workplace, except when changing clothes.

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