It's important to note that this is a clear violation of the exempt employee rule.
With some exceptions, the base pay of a salary basis employee may not be reduced based on the "quality or quantity" of work performed (provided that the employee does "some" work in the work period). This usually means that the base pay of a salary basis employee may not be reduced if s/he performs less work than normal, if the reason for that is determined by the employer. For example, a salary basis pay employee's base pay may not be reduced if there is "no work" to be performed (such as for a plant closing or slow period), and a salary basis employee's base pay may not be reduced for partial day absences. However, employers may "dock" the base pay of salary basis employees in full day increments, for disciplinary suspensions, or for personal leave, or for sickness under a bona fide sick leave plan (as for example if the employee has run out of accrued sick leave).
If the company is regularly doing this, employees classified as exempt could turn around and sue for unpaid overtime wages.
In case you missed that, let me say it again.
THE REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED CONGRESS UNTIL FUCKING 2007!!!
It takes some kind of serious disconnect to blame things that happened in Congress on members of the party that were OUT OF POWER WHEN IT HAPPENED.
After analyzing network traffic, DoctorBeet concluded that his TV was reporting information about his viewing habits back to LG regardless of whether he had the system option "Collection of watching info" enabled or not.
You can blame Bush for the PATRIOT act, but that was just another step down the road we've been on for a long long time.
Chief among these would be the addition of central air conditioning, but I would assume that a building that old would also need a good deal of electrical and structural work, asbestos removal, etc.
At this time, the ads bring in more revenue than rent would, so there's no reason to invest the money.
I particularly liked the part when they got stuck in a giant geode. The only way it could have been better would have been if there were dinosaurs in the geode.
Once they drive our domestic PV manufacturers out of business they'll be free to charge what the market will bear.