This is a wolf in sheeps clothing and the same old tactic. Once you have comp time, then every day becomes some crisis that affects operations so you'll NEVER use up those comp hours. Pay you back overtime rate at your request? See if you've heard this before "I'm truly sorry but the revenues have not met predictions, we just cannot afford to repay your comp time. It boils down to pay you and then start furloughs/layoffs or we postpone that expense, try to keep everyone working. Request denied. Maybe when the revenues start coming in, promise!" Nope, ain't gonna' do it! No, nada, nyet(is that right?).