Salary or Hourly?

PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
For those of you who work outside the home, do you get paid salary or hourly? My previous job was salary but this one is hourly. It's nice sometimes (like when I work overtime), but mostly it's just a pain.
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  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    i work as a consultant, so i get paid by the hour.
  • KraytKrayt Posts: 765Registered Users
    Considered salary, yet get paid by the hour.

  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users
    salary. it sucks when i work weekends.

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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users
    Salary. I like that I can depend on a set income and not have to worry that one week I was sick or had to leave early/come in late for some reason.
    If I work overtime, though, I do get to put the hours on a timesheet and get paid for those as well.
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    Salary + Comp Time + time to do volunteer work on work hours
  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    Officially it's hourly. However, I get paid the exact same amount every week (I get sick time, vacation time, holiday time, or personal time if I was out one day), and we don't get any overtime, it might as well be salary. Basically, I put 8 hours per day on my time sheet, then designate if those hours are regular, or sick pay, or vacation, etc. If I have to work a little extra for a project or something, then usually they will let me take "comp time", i.e. just leave a little early another day, off the record.
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  • meegsmeegs Posts: 354Registered Users
    I've done both and quite honestly, I like getting paid hourly, which is what I have now.

    I get plenty of sick time and vacation/personal time. So having a short check because I missed time is never an issue. If I'm off, it's because of a planned vacation and I get paid the same rate. Or, if it's unplanned, I use personal or sick time (depending on the circumstance). We're expected to put in our full workweek, and I'd have to get permission to take unpaid time off. Also, I don't have to put up with any of the stupid rules about missing holiday pay if you take the day beforehand off, or whatever. We don't have that. My check is the same each and every pay period (unless I've gotten a bonus or a raise or worked overtime...and in those cases the change is obviously in my favor).

    I really just like getting compensated for all my time. When I was salaried, I was working way too much overtime and getting zilch for it. Now if I work overtime, I get paid accordingly. I like it much better this way.

    I realize there's a certain amount of prestige at certain places if you've moved "up" to a salaried position, but I personally don't care about that either, and my current job isn't like that anyway.
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    I am salary. I rarely have to stay late or come in early, so it works out for me. I can also leave for doctor's appointments, personal things, etc. if I need to, without the time being taken from my pay. I get the same exact amount of pay twice a month no matter what.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    I am hourly and I love it. The overtime rocks! I rarely have a week when I don't get at least 2 1/2 hours of overtime so it's wonderful.

    I also get vacation, sick, and personal paid time as well.
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  • JoyForeverJoyForever Posts: 1,628Registered Users
    I only have a "job," not anything like a "career" (yet)..... so I get paid hourly.
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  • BiancaBianca Posts: 2,492Registered Users
    Hourly. It sucks when I'm sick and have to pretend like I'm not so I can stay at work.

    (And yes I know that you're not supposed to go to work when you're sick but I care not. Meanies should have me on salary.)
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Salary. I work 37 ½ hours a week and am paid what my hourly wage would be for anything up to 40, then time and a half that for anything over 40.

    The only diffrence I notice is the leeway for apointments and such. Thats definatly a nice bonus!
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,234Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I have an office job (hardly what you'd call a career) and get paid salary. I never work overtime (actually I only work 30 hours a week), have as many vacation/sick/personal days off as I want (I try to keep it around 25 a year), can go to appointments as needed.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Hourly. I'm a full-time sales rep, but non-exempt. So I get overtime which is okay sometimes, but I prefer comp time which is hard to get where I work because it's outside their box.
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  • KrazyblondegurlKrazyblondegurl Posts: 1,008Registered Users
    Nurse....get paid hourly.

    So when we're busy and I can't get off the floor because it's a zoo...I get paid for it. And I get double for holidays and shift differential. Plus plently of sick/vacation time... So it all works out. :)
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    Yeah with mine being hourly, I still get personal days and vacation days (though not very many my first year) so I never have unpaid time off - always get paid for at least 40 hours/week.

    I was so spoiled in my old (salary) job. I never had to stay late or do overtime, and my boss was so laid back since we were such a small company that he never kept track of our time off. If we requested it and it was reasonable, he granted it.
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  • texascurlytexascurly Posts: 1,967Registered Users
    I'm a flight attendant. We get paid per trip...which comes out pretty close to per hour.
  • PeppyPeppy Posts: 3,290Registered Users
    I'm on salary + developer's fees. I work 9-5 M-F and take an hour for lunch. We rarely work past 5.
  • quickcurlquickcurl Posts: 1,310Registered Users
    I'm on salary for 40 hours a week. I also work at least one Saturday a month, for which I get one full comp day. That's all well and good, but I do not get compensated for the extra time I come in to prep before a class or the time that I spend after one to clean up or to catch up on work (I'm a Corporate Trainer). I also tend to bring stuff home so I can prep in silence without being interrupted. No pay for that either.
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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    Considered salary, yet get paid by the hour.


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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    hourly - which works out really well right now.. we get shift differentials, overtime, pto (paid time off) accruals, etc..

    however, i am also a ta and that's a salary position.. i just started this week so we'll see how that goes :)
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  • nadra24nadra24 Posts: 72Registered Users
    Salary. It works out great for me because my boss doesn't really care when I come in to work, as long as I get everything done that I'm supposed to. I rarely work a full 40 hour week, and he's fine with that because I get my stuff done. Of course, it would be nice to get overtime and holiday pay, but I figure it all evens out in the end, and this way I don't have to keep track of my hours.
  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    I put "other" as I'm currently an intern, and not getting paid at all. But last summer I got paid hourly wages at Target! I'm not exactly of the age when it's possible to have an 8-5 job. (I know the phrase is 9-5, but that's an east coast thing, nothing here starts that late.)
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users
    I'm salary. It sucks when I'm working 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., but it's nice when I can leave early on a Friday. My normal workday is supposed to be 8:00-5:00 with an hour for lunch. I tried working "normal" hours for a few weeks to see what it was like, but I couldn't get everything done!
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  • rainshowerrainshower Posts: 4,420Registered Users
    editor, salary
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