Message from discussion Workers able to ask for flexible hours
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From: "tim....." <tims_new_h...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Workers able to ask for flexible hours
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:04:03 -0000
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"Ste" <ste_ro...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> On Nov 14, 3:58 pm, "tim....." <tims_new_h...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> "Cynic" <cynic_...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
>> > On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:19:50 -0000, "tim....."
>> > <tims_new_h...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> >>As a software developer it doesn't make any difference to my
>> >>what hours I work within a working day and most companies that I work
>> >>run a flexi system with core hours so that meetings can be arranged.
>> >>But every now and again I get interviewed by some old fashioned sweat
>> >>who say, you clock on at 8:30 and go home at 5:00 and I think WTF!
>> > That can in fact be a perfectly justified position.
>> > If almost everyone else in the company are doing jobs where it would
>> > *not* be practical to allow flexible hours, giving that advantage to
>> > one or two employees can create a lot of resentment, because it is
>> > seen as a significant "perk" that they are being denied.
>> But it's not 1 or 2 workers.
>> It's every one of the white collar workers and the people who are denied
>> flexibility are the blue collar workers.
>> And there's a reason why I think that I should have better terms and
>> conditions that them. It's because I have a harder to gain (and this
>> replace) skill than they do (quite apart from the fact that working
>> allows ME to do my job better).
> If you possess those skills and others do not, that suggests you were
> likely to have found it easier than most to acquire those skills, and
> should therefore be rewarded least for possession of them.
don't be silly
It's because I studied for longer at my own expense than someone who left
school at 16 and went into a "metal bashing" job and got trained up at the
employers expense - at least that's how it used to happen :-)