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Letter: Proposed scheduling rules will hurt companies, workers

Proposed scheduling rules will hurt companies, workers

For the past 10 years, I have been employed by Delta Sonic, starting out as a 17-year-old high school senior and advancing to assistant director of detail shop operations.

In high school, the flexible scheduling Delta Sonic provided gave me the opportunity to work and attend all of my track meets and practices.

Even as a manager, Delta Sonic’s flexible scheduling offered me an opportunity to work full time, and tailor my work schedule around my school schedule, not the other way around. I was able to work full time through college and continued to advance within the company.

It is my firm belief that if it were not for the ability to make my work schedule around my school schedule, not only in high school but in college as well, I would not have been able to put the necessary focus on my education and have the opportunity to pay for that education without taking out student loans.

If the New York State Department of Labor implements new call-in pay requirements, many young people will be denied the opportunity to begin a rewarding career.

Thomas Summers

Amherst

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