There was a law suit in California that, if won, would classify IT workers as eligible for overtime. If I remember correctly, it had to do with creative aspects of our job, basically whether or not our work "output" was dictated to us. Yes, our job is creative in the solutions that we have to find, but it's also dictated in terms of we have to produce "X" output or system: the externals (projects) are dictated, the internals are up to us.
Anyway, I don't know how the lawsuit turned out. It's possible the judge hasn't issued a ruling yet.
I like that "4/3" rule that you've got up there, Steve. I also very much like the all year school schedule, I think that's probably much better for retention, which is critical when students are learning how to think.
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