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Is DBA a Salary or Hourly position?

Is DBA a Salary or Hourly position?

Is DBA a Salary or Hourly position?

Hi all... My job has recently moved me from a salaried position to an hourly position and we are already running into issues bumping against my "schedule". I am trying to gather information to take back to my management to show that it really isn't in their best interest to have me on a defined 9-6 schedule (with mandatory breaks). I have been doing this for them for 12+ years as a salaried position. My schedule floats based of the need of work and I need to be available 24 X 7. Sometimes I have 60 hour weeks, sometimes just under 40, but it all averages out. I make decent money and am not looking to be paid the OT. I like my company and the work I do for them.

So, basically, the intention of this post is to take a poll. Hourly or Salary? Which are you and what justifies that in your eyes?

I plan to gather this information and take it up the food chain to try to convince them that this is not in the best interest of the company. So please, as many responses as I can get please...

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RE: Is DBA a Salary or Hourly position?

I've always seen DBA positions as salaried positions, and for exactly the reasons you cite - they are typically 24/7 positions. Perhaps estimating your hours/week and comparing a reasonable salary with your projected hourly cost (factoring in overtime & breaks) would convince management - there's nothing like a solid number that comes off the bottom line to get management's attention.

RE: Is DBA a Salary or Hourly position?

First of all, Terry, what was the financial incentive for them to change you from Exempt (Salaried) to Non-Exempt (Hourly)? How did your benefits change during this transition?

(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
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