When even execs are paid based on the time worked

Now digital productivity monitoring is also spreading among white-collar jobs and roles that require graduate degrees. PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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(NYTIMES) A few years ago, Ms Carol Kraemer, a longtime finance executive, took a new job. Her title, vice-president, was impressive. The compensation was excellent: US$200 (S$278) an hour.

But her first pay cheques seemed low. Her new boss, which used extensive monitoring software on its all-remote workers, paid them only for the minutes when the system detected active work.

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