This just happened to where I work and I need some feedback before I discuss it.
The project I currently work on is slipping and members of the team were requested to work overtime - paid overtime only if they want to, which is OK. On a meeting, I asked for a definition of "overtime", specifically if it includes staying late, which I do, constitutes to overtime, versus working on weekends, which some people opted to. The answer was that only weekend time counts as such.
I feel puzzled because I had a tendency to stay late. I behave as basically asked to, I should stop when the clock says so, in order to create gaps which will be filled on weekends (so that I will get paid more), also I feel as-if I got a message that the time I put "doesn't count".
I also believe that behaving this way, I would sabotage my efforts and capability to deliver: Having to stop before finishing something, means that the next day, some time in order to get back on track will be needed...
I want to talk with my superiors, but some community feedback is necessary. I've been labelled as a bit of introvert so I do not want my first time being vocal, to be with something bad.