Sleeping Time

I like this guy's way of thinking. Too bad the judge didn't go for it.

Altoona Tribune - Jan 21, 1957

Sues For Back Pay For 'Sleeping Time'
LONDON — Albert English, 70, went to court claiming 2,051 pounds—$5,742—in back pay.
He said he was paid 6 pounds, 7 shillings, sixpense—$17.05—a week for 30 hours work as a restaurant odd job man, but that he should be paid also for the 61 hours weekly he spent "asleep with an ear cocked" in a bedroom behind the restaurant provided free by the management. The judge threw out English's claim.
Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 30, 2015
Category: Jobs and Occupations, 1950s

I used to have such an arrangement when I worked for the U.S. Air Force - I was an "intern" of sorts while I attended university and was expected to answer calls for the data process / reports overnight shift when necessary. I didn't go in all that often so it didn't intrude on my party time.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/30/15 at 03:20 PM
Way to screw up a free place to live. What an idiot.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/31/15 at 02:46 PM
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