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Study reveals unpaid overtime common in the IT sector

Study reveals unpaid overtime common in the IT sector

Old Oct 11th 2002, 5:36 am
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Default Study reveals unpaid overtime common in the IT sector

Report just released confirms a long working day and unpaid overtime for many in the IT sector. Commentary from today's copy of The Age is here:
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...538810318.html

Of interest to some no doubt ...
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Originally posted by Alan Collett:
Report just released confirms a long working day and unpaid overtime for many in the IT sector. Commentary from today's copy of The Age is here:
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...538810318.html

Of interest to some no doubt ...

Very honest Al but will this draw in the punters, I am hoping to jump on the band wagon this kind of report does not help.
Long hours bloody crap wages , not the right impresstion for the dreamers only the weather left as a selling point.


"John Smith (not his real name) is one example.

Until last year, he worked on a two-year contract (about $36,000 a year) providing support for a legal firm with 135 PCs and five laptops running Novell and Windows

His stated hours were 9am to 5.30pm but he worked at least five extra hours each week. On many occasions he would work two extra hours a day, he says."

Job Mean hours worked
Research and teaching 53.1
General management 49.7
IT management 48.2
Sales and marketing 47.9
Research and development 46.4
Project management 46.4
Consulting 45.7
Other 45.1
Project leader 45.0
Systems management 44.3
Computer support 43.5
Teaching/training only 42.3
Database administrator 41.8
Programmer/analyst 41.7
Analysis and testing 40.6



Source: Association of Profession



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Old Oct 11th 2002, 8:31 am
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Default Re: Study reveals unpaid overtime common in the IT sector

So why is this news ?

These sorts of hours have been common place in the UK for many years. In fact the UK works the longest hours of any EU country.

Not many white collar workers get paid overtime these days either.

Is it just that Australia is starting to catch up with the rest of the world and the unions no longer dictate things the way they used to ?
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