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Is going to a salary job in management from hourly worth it?

Recently, I've been looking at a management job at my employer. I currently have a "grunt labor" position that pays only about 1-2 thousand more a year since overtime has been wiped out. The position means I won't work outside all year in the elements, the company provides management with a cell phone, so I won't have to use mine anymore, and there are some people above me that will be ready for retirement in a year or so. I've never had a salary job before, and wonder those of you who do, can let me know what the benifits of it would be compared to an hourly scale. My wife worries about the horrors of working 50+ hours a week and being uncompensated for it, but I've never really seen the person who was in the job last work more than 45/ week. I think personally that I need to think of moving up in the company and establishing a carrer instead of "just another job". What do you think?

Asked By: Aubra D - 6/6/2007
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Go with the management job. Grunt labor really has less appeal as you get older.
Answered By: Michael B - 6/6/2007
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yes, I agree with you, there is also more flexibility and security in a salary position, you wouldn't have this position if you weren't valuable to the company, and they cant just find someone off the street to replace you for less money, and the office,free phone service, and with a more office type job you will have... More
Answered By: obracer12 - 6/6/2007
 
Some salary positions are exempt, in other words they pay no overtime, others are none exempt which means after 40 hours you do get paid time and a half. Most of the lower salary jobs are none exempt, they only want you to work 40 hours but if the need arises you can put in a few extra and get paid for it. Most times... More
Answered By: Pengy - 6/6/2007
 
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