Friday, May 06, 2005
|By Glenn Harlan Reynolds|
That seems to be the case, with regard to the ultimate large organization, the
"A blog rebellion among scientists and engineers at
One more interesting fact: On average, TSMs clock 1740 hours of productive time annually while the support staff (SSM, OS, & GS), only clock 1700 hours annually. What are they doing with that extra 40 hours of time off?
"One more interesting fact: On average, TSMs clock 1740 hours of productive time annually while the support staff (SSM, OS, & GS), only clock 1700 hours annually. What are they doing with that extra 40 hours of time off?"
I'd like to see the source for this fact.
I was shocked a few years ago to find that some of our high-level managers were "too busy" to read the Newsbulletin -- but that was how you find out what employees were thinking!
However, should the bloggers take credit for Nanos's departure? I doubt it. His biggest limiting behavior is the lack of discipline: there is no check of his temper, his language, his thoughts; this lack of personal discipline would have gotten him sooner or later.
I expect the wiser managers to find out what employees are thinking. Do not dismiss this blog as the whining of a few malcontents. Many loyal LANL employees have contributed to this blog with good intentions. The biggest lesson here for the wiser managers is this: do not try to take away anyone's freedom of speech. You can't, and you'll lose.
I think you are mixing apples and oranges. The nature of the time and effort system as it applies to exempt (all TSMs) vs. non-exempt employees completely confounds the conclusion you have drawn from "Labor rate" differentials. Exempt time is "fixed", regardless of actual "productive" time.