I would like to ask:

Are the Stack Exchange Community Managers exempt from overtime?

I am guessing that no one who is not a CM would know the answer for certain. But I am hoping that experts in the workplace might be able to make an educated guess. That is why I thought of asking this question here.

If it needs a little tweaking to be on topic here, constructive suggestions would be very welcome.


As you are asking something that is company-specific (specific to SE) then that would be off-topic.

One of the possible ways for a post to be off-topic is precisely by being company-specific.

To make it on-topic you should try to address this issue.

Note: It could be worth seeing if this question could be on-topic on Meta SE.

If I had to guess this is about SE itself (its staff) so it could be on-topic over there. However be sure to verify. Anyways, who better than SE staff to ask this question specific to their company.

(again, check if it's on-topic there in case it were not)

  • I'm just concerned that the question might not be asked there. Or that it might be considered impertinent. That happened to me this weekend with another question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/339847/…. I wonder if there's a way to somehow generalize and give a description of the type of company and function. Maybe there's a general pattern. Dec 9 '19 at 6:07
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    @aparente001 Even if there is a pattern, that still doesn't tell you anything about how this specific company you're looking at handles it. That's really why the company-specific close reason exists. Something you potentially could ask here is in the vein of "How do I determine what a company's overtime culture is?"
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Dec 9 '19 at 16:15
  • @Lilienthal - Thank you. Do you think it would be more productive to include the name of the company I'm interested in, or would it be better to omit that? Dec 9 '19 at 16:36
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    @aparente001 including the name would make it company-specific, as mentioned in the answer. Lilienthal's suggestion is something that you could ask and be on-topic :)
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Dec 9 '19 at 16:37

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