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climber
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Sep 21, 2007, 07:11 PM
 
I make some extra bucks by reading this forum daily for a guy named Steve?

I only wish! Although someone here must be on the payroll. Who it it?
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Sep 21, 2007, 07:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by climber View Post
I make some extra bucks by reading this forum daily for a guy named Steve?
This guy?

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Sep 21, 2007, 08:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
"Ice cream" doesn't rhyme with "toop"...
Seems like they sell ice cream by the scoop. I figured someone wouldn't get it.
     
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Sep 22, 2007, 08:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
got any samples/pics you can share?
Yeperoo!

A few things are still posted at hobbytalk.com...
heres a linky to some discussed projects in progress.

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Sep 22, 2007, 12:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
Thats salary for you. Hourly and Salary both have there ups and downs.
Salaried does not imply you can't earn overtime. But if you're salaried exempt you may only earn straight time instead of time and a half for overtime.

Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Isn't the entire idea of salary that you don't get paid based on time spent? Like, isn't that the defining difference between salary and hourly?
No. The choice is entirely up to your management. There are plenty of salaried people who earn overtime (1x or 1.5x). Salaried/exempt really just means you're exempt from overtime laws.
     
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Sep 22, 2007, 01:13 PM
 
I'm salary, and work a 4 on 2 off work wheel. But I also earn overtime based on the rate (yearly salary / 26 / 80 * 1.5)
     
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Sep 22, 2007, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
nothing - where I work we have super flexi-hours. I rarely meet the minimum.

In fact, I think maybe it means I get a slightly smaller bonus - possibly reflects on my performance bonus.

Our bonuses are usually 2 or 3 months salary. Twice or Thrice a year.
Isn´t that the totally normal way of doing it? Earning a salary for n hours, and every hour more is paid overtime?

I have never been employed, ever worked as a freelancer, but that´s what i hear from people around me?


What i do - work more (since i am a freelancer), writing some books (and hoping people are willing to buy it in LARGE numbers). :-)
     
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Sep 22, 2007, 05:39 PM
 
Since I’m a student, all work I do is ‘extra money’.

However, I consider my ‘regular’ study job ‘my job’, so that doesn’t quite count. I work as a case handler/assistance coordinator (sounds so fancy) for Scandinavia’s biggest alarm central, which on average (I’m obviously paid entirely hourly, since I’m a student worker and have to fit in my studies, too) pays about $1,500 to $2,500 per month (outside peak season, which is summer, where I work a lot and make about twice that).

For those times when that just doesn’t cut it for the crack habit and hustlers, I do a bit of freelance interpreting for The National Danish Police, which is a very irregular job that I don’t do more than a few times a month at the most (they just call when they pick up some Chinese miscreants of one kind or another, and if I’m available, I hurry to whatever precinct is calling and help the constable(s) interrogate the charged, translating between Danish and Chinese), but which pays extremely well for a student job (daytime rate is $96.50 per hour, after 5 P.M. it’s double-up, so about $193 per hour).

Having just started studying at the IT University of Copenhagen, I’m hoping to make website-making an extra freelance income, as well.
     
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Sep 22, 2007, 05:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by PB2K View Post
i have sugar daddies

the only thing i love is the sweet smell of crumpled dollar bills torn from sweaty probing hands in exchange for sexual favours
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
got any samples/pics you can share?
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Sep 22, 2007, 07:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
Overtime.
I have a salary and get paid overtime.
The magic difference between exempt and non-exempt.

Edit: ah well, a little late to the party, I guess

-t
     
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Sep 23, 2007, 01:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by Sörnäinen View Post
Isn´t that the totally normal way of doing it? Earning a salary for n hours, and every hour more is paid overtime?

I have never been employed, ever worked as a freelancer, but that´s what i hear from people around me?
No, that is normal for hourly workers not salaried workers. Hourly workers work N hours and get paid X for doing it. Work over 40 hours a week and you are required by law to get paid overtime (1.5x your hourly rate).

Salaried workers normally work a minimum number of hours, but extra hours are generally part of the deal and you are not regularly paid overtime for it. They are not required to pay you overtime... some do, most don't.
     
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Sep 23, 2007, 05:39 AM
 
The difference is also in countries.

The more "socialist" countries (i.e. Europe ) tend to have laws that overtime needs to be compensated even for salaried as long as you are not considered part of the "managerial" class.

In the US, typically only the clerical salaried jobs are eligible for overtime.

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Sep 23, 2007, 05:51 AM
 
I get a fixed salary for my job, irrespective of how many hours I do.

I think technically I'm contracted for 37.5, but I work in sales, and would never get anything done, or hit any of my targets if I did that, so I just do the hours that I have to in order to get things done. 70% of my salary is bonus based though, so it's in my interest to do the hours. Just gets a bit tedious when I end up working 75 hours a week all the time!

If I have to work a Saturday, like I did this weekend, I can take a half day in lieu, but again, only if I'm not busy.
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Sep 23, 2007, 11:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by as2 View Post
Just gets a bit tedious when I end up working 75 hours a week all the time!
Geez, what does that work out to hourly?
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Sep 23, 2007, 12:38 PM
 
eBay. I worked myself up from a crap G4 to a Core Duo iMac 20"!!

I bought an eMac G4

Bought iMac G5

Sold iMac G5

Bought MacBook

Sold MacBook

Bought iMac 17" Core 2 Duo

Bought iMac 20" Core Duo

Sold 17" Core 2 Duo.

Now I have 2 computers and I am in no more debt than I was at the start!!!

Hooray for eBay!!
     
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Sep 23, 2007, 12:56 PM
 
How long did it take you to do that?
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Sep 23, 2007, 01:08 PM
 
Got the eMac in March, I am shipping the 17" iMac tomorrow.
     
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Sep 23, 2007, 09:50 PM
 
Perhaps I'm being naive, but I'm impressed at your trade up strategy. Maybe I should try to do the same thing. Was there any secret to your effort?
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Sep 23, 2007, 10:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
In the US, typically only the clerical salaried jobs are eligible for overtime.
General Motors engineers and supervisors who are all salary get paid overtime for all hours past 40.
     
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Sep 24, 2007, 03:09 AM
 
Interesting comments. Perhaps I should switch to a company with more of a performance based pay structure (i.e. paid OT). I have not been with this company long enough, but I think their bonus is once a year and fairly meager. At my last company, the pay was salary based, but the OT was pay + ~$7 which is a far cry from 1.5x pay or 2x pay which was lame by itself. However, the accompanying medical plan and 401k plan was pretty nice. I have been thinking of switching back just for the perks and benefits.
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Sep 24, 2007, 05:03 AM
 
i've proctored cset/cbest exams on weekends.

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Sep 24, 2007, 09:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by SirCastor View Post
Perhaps I'm being naive, but I'm impressed at your trade up strategy. Maybe I should try to do the same thing. Was there any secret to your effort?
Well the eMac was going to be my computer, but I saw the G5 for $450 and I knew I had to have it. I didn't end up liking it (the damn fans were whining) and I sold it for $799 plus shipping. Then I found a MacBook for $650, and sold it for $840. Basically, wait it out until there is a great deal, and then sell high.
     
 
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