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Under Fordism, they were permanent employees organized into unions with some real, albeit limited, power, with pension and benefits as the quid pro quo for eliminating the inconvenience of penalty rates for overtime.

That would seem a pretty sweet deal to the web-developer assembly line workers. There the inconvenience of penalty rates for overtime is more often fixed by paying pro forma hours with completion of task required to hold onto the job, irrespective of whether actual time required is overtime or not.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 01:53:40 PM EST
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