I have several projects coming up that require working either Saturday or Sunday. My normal schedule is first shift Monday through Friday, but due to restrictions from a client, they need work done on the weekend. I'm a salaried employee.
Is it typical to request either Friday or Monday off since I'll lose a weekend day? Would it likely to be approved by a reasonable manager? The client is paying extra for the weekend work, even though I'll be performing the work for my standard pay, if that matters.
I'm not under any contract, but there is a "non-binding" employee handbook. It says that occasionally employees may have to work over 40 hours without compensation, if they're salaried, which I am. However, it also says that an exception is if the client agrees to overtime as part of a project. I'm not really sure what's technically "paying overtime", but we charge different rates based on if the clients needs us to work a weekend or holiday. The handbook doesn't mention taking time off due to working extra.