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Reality show workers to get four million dollar payout

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 22nd 2009 6:02PM
My Big Fat Obnoxious FianceQuestion: What do the following TV shows have in common? Joe Millionaire, The Bachelor, Are You Hot?, Trading Spouses, The Will, and My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance.

If you answered "they all destroy the human soul a little bit when you watch them," you're absolutely correct. But that's not what this post is about.

Actually, they're all shows whose workers filed a class-action suit in California three years ago. A settlement has been reached and the workers will be sharing a $4 million settlement. The suit accused the shows of violating state wage and work rules. Workers on those shows worked 80 hours a week and were denied lunches and breaks. They were also asked to fake their time cards. Worst of all, the workers were asked to actually watch the shows they were working on, which violating human rights laws in the United States.

Of course, I kid. It violated human rights laws around the world.

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Karen

I have no problem with being denied lunch or breaks or being asked to work 80 hour weeks. Sometimes that is what it takes.

The only thing I have a problem with is faking time cards.

Human rights violations? My we are so dramatic.

January 23 2009 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Elyse

You'd think that someone should go to jail for human rights violations. Disgusting.

January 22 2009 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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