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Unpaid OT not an excuse for IT unions
Most professional jobs are exempt from OT pay and comp time. That is an unfortunate fact. However, given the number of unfilled IT positions in the US alone, it is completely unnecessary for anyone to endure poor treatment in an IT job. Just find another one. That my be easier said than done in some cases, but it is a step you should be willing to take if you are truly "abused." Having experienced unions in another career life, I can tell you that they're a waste of money. I constantly watched underqualified, lazy people get promoted because they had seniority. Meanwhile, I was behind these lazy people cleaning up their mess... completely unnoticed. No, IT unions would be a mistake; the current IT market allows for hard work and success tobe rewarded, regardless of seniority. If you aren't being noticed, you should seriously consider a move.