Every once in a while some manager will try to discreetly broach the subject of fudging the books so I work longer one week, take some time off the next week and smooth it all out. To which I usually respond, loudly, with a beautifully crafted note of surprise in my voice, "You want me to FALSIFY MY TIMECARD?" They usually quickly deny it and scurry off to harass the salaried employees some more.
I'm quite wary of offers to come onboard as a FTE, as that usually means the company has a lot of overtime in the cards in the next two or three months, and a layoff cycle coming right after that. Fortunately their offers are usually so laughably bad that they're pretty easy to resist.
While we're on the subject though, what the fuck is up with mail client interfaces getting worse and worse? The UNIX text-based clients provide far better interfaces than any graphical client I've ever used, and they're currently falling into disrepair. Hell, I don't think anyone's actually touched the VM code in about half a decade, and it has the best threading and thread-handling options I've ever seen in any mail client. Kill-by-thread from any message in the thread makes keeping those useless IT notifications from the company a snap. It also had pretty decent integration with GPG, even if you did have to add it in yourself. Paired with the MIT remembrance agent, it did a great job of reminding you what you did to fix a problem six months ago when the exact same problem cropped up. I've never seen functionality like that in any other mail client.
2. Have companies submit reports to you as part of the process.
3. Charge companies for the security rating and reviewing their reports.
4. Profit AND build a repository of zero-days.