Questions tagged [overtime]

Overtime is time spent working that goes above and beyond the number of hours required to be at the workplace for a given time period.

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Is it wrong to manage my time in such a way that I don't have to work past 5:00 PM?

I am exempt salaried in the USA, working from home. My work hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with an hour lunch from noon to 1:00 PM. While I complete all my tasks on time and receive exceptional reviews, ...
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The JD for software engineer says "Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary"

I recently saw a job description for a senior software developer position says "Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary." This job ...
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Is it legal for my company to ask me to do unpaid overtime?

Let's say I am a full-time employee with an employment contract stating that I have a 38-hour work week. Is it legal for my employer to present another document that extends the working hours? Is ...
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Does a 7 day workweek hurt productivity?

There are many articles claiming that a shorter workweek (4 days) has no productivity loss vs a 5 day work week or it's a net positive for the company. However, in the sector that I work, it's more ...
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How to convey staffing issues to burnout-causing boss?

I have been working for a small business for 15 years on a part-time basis. Over the years I have seen a considerable turnover of staff, some of which I believe has been down to my boss (business ...
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How to preemptively tell employer what you expect to get paid when there's potential for confusion/miscalculations

I recently started working for a new employer. I get paid by the hour and the work hours are not always consistent. A job lasted a lot longer than expected and in fact needed to be finished on a day ...
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Coworkers treating me differently for being the only one not doing free overtime

All of my coworkers are happy to "hop online" for a meeting at 7pm or work on something over the weekend. They aren't being asked by our managers to do this and there's no extra pay, they ...
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Almost at end of probationary... ask for overtime?

I started my current job around 5 months ago and my probationary is due to end in a few days. I have a review scheduled with my boss once it's complete. Would this be a good time to put myself forward ...
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Should I keep a Log of the Hours I do?

I was fired 2 weeks ago from a startup and one of the reasons was that 'this isn't a 9-5 job, we are trying to do something nobody has ever done before and I don't think you're at that stage in your ...
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Got fired for not working enough overtime, just before the end of probation. What should I do? [closed]

I'm working for a startup in Germany where all the senior employees work 10-12+ hours per day. I started off like that too because it felt awkward to leave after 8/9hours but after 3 months I stopped ...
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How does a salaried worker stop overtime without seeming unproductive in a WFH environment?

Summary: I am salaried employee regularly working 15 extra hours (over 40hr/week of my contract) every week without overtime pay. I work from home (WFH). I want to decrease amount of unpaid overtime ...
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How To Deal With (Possible) Accounting Error

Background The place I work at has an overtime policy so that anyone who works outside of their assigned hours, gets paid more for each additional hour. This company has a lot of bad managers and a ...
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Found out I don't make overtime pay - would it be taboo to charge for hours over 40 without permission? [closed]

I'm three months in as a tech lead for a relatively small (~100 people) but successful and grounded consulting company in a major U.S. city. Due to poor requirements gathering coupled with ...
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How can I discourage my new hire from working such long hours?

I've recently hired a new mid-level developer (not a junior but not a senior yet) and have been really impressed with their performance. My only complaint about them is that I get work-related emails ...
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As a manager, should I support employees who work during the weekend?

An employee I manage has started working on weekends. They have a temporary position, and probably want to make a good impression to have a chance of getting hired permanently. Higher-ups have asked ...
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Are there any countries where a company can lawfully claim owning you 100% of the time, even outside proper working hours? [closed]

Recently it was reported IBM forced one of its employees to remove him or herself from the maintainers list of a open-source driver, with the following allegation: "As an IBM employee, you are ...
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Intentional company falsehood in job description causing tension with boss [closed]

I got a job at a big name Managed Service Provider (basically IT mercenaries). I was skeptical of MSP work at first but my buddy works on a different team at this office and really likes it, so he put ...
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Why company policies don't guarantee work-life-balance?

The adoption of the trend called on-call is high among software companies where they expect employees to work beyond office-hours for things like urgent customer issues, pipeline failures, etc. This ...
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How to refuse constant outside-office-hours meetings politely? [closed]

We are always required to attend meetings outside office hours without any compensation. Usually, our employers are unwilling to convene meetings during office hours because it would reduce our ...
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How to deal with extra work pressure from the manager

Background: Time flexibility in a company is very important to me. In my case, I am a person that has no troubles in waking up earlier, so I made clear in my interview if it was going to be a problem ...
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If a babysitter arrives before the agreed time, should we pay extra?

Suppose we tell our babysitter to arrive at 8:00 pm, and she arrives at 7:30 pm. This is extra half an hour, which is quite meaningful. Are we expected to pay for this extra time that we never asked ...
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I often get calls to help fix some problems at customer sites in non-working hours - normal?

My employer develops software for small business. The competition is fierce and survival is paramount for us. I often get call at 9 or 10 at night, sometimes at weekend from the customer support team, ...
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Can my employer fire me for notifying them of my unpaid overtime hours?

New boss and department structure at work, they passed me over for promotion and unofficially demoted me by creating new positions above me, taking responsibilities away and pushing me down further ...
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How to tell management I want an enhanced overtime rate or I'm not doing extra hours

I work part time in sales in the UK. 31 hours a week (my wife works nights so I have to be there for childcare) and generally these are the hours I do although sometimes to help out with annual leave,...
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"I'm not telling you to work nights and weekends, but I am expecting that to happen" - what does this mean?

So my manager told me this morning "I'm not telling you to work nights and weekends, but I am expecting that that will happen". I asked her what she meant by that and she said "I won't ...
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How does overtime work for hourly contractors? [closed]

As an hourly contractor how does overtime typically work? I have been keeping under the 8hrs/day, but due to university commitments will be shifting a significant portion of my hours onto the weekends ...
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Holiday Pay at Basic rate when regular overtime and higher rate usually paid

I have a friend who works in the service industry and she as standard works anti-social hours (which increases her hourly rate by 50p) and also despite being contracted to do 24 hours per week, she is ...
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I feel frustrated working for my boss who never listens to me

My boss keeps talking his way into making me work more. He calls me many times on a Sunday when it's a holiday. I have repeatedly told him not to call me after work hours but still he keeps calling me....
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Adding time to learn in overtime

Recently I was given a task, rather I choose to do it as no one else was doing it and I had no idea how to do it but that is how I.T. works. Overtime was approved and I spend a weekend (a few hours) ...
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Expectation of working very long hours constantly

I have a problem finding my way in corporate settings. I now started a new job a few months ago. I soon discovered that the team I'm managing is massively understaffed - in a team of 4 people we are ...
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Overtime vs Pay Cut (California) (40-45 hours)

I was under the impression that M-F 9am-5pm was 40 hours of work but my boss is now changing it to 8am-5pm which is 45 hours but at the same weekly rate. What does California workplace laws say about ...
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Are these inappropriate questions to ask during an interview?

I had a video interview yesterday and I have a feeling that the following three questions may have been inappropriate to ask. Since this has been mind-boggling, I'm asking for the thoughts of experts ...
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Tone-deaf management and expiring contract

I recently was reprimanded by a manager because I missed a deadline at work. I explained that happened because they requirements for that particular task kept shifting and I pretty much had to redo ...
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Budgeted overtime withdrawn

Have worked overtime for last five years. Money was allocated for this to continue for another year. Been informed that this will now stop early May. Certain monetary remuneration was expected. Sudden ...
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Boss removed my overtime shift and gave it to someone else

My boss offered me a weekend shift outside of my normal working hours, as overtime on a Sunday. I am contracted to work Mon-Fri with occasional weekends when required.The week prior to the Sunday I ...
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Is it a good deal to receive a raise to replace paid overtime?

I'm a software developer in the UK. My employer has made an offer to raise my salary and introduce a private health care benefit, but in turn they want to remove any paid overtime that I do. The ...
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Employer suppresses recording and payment of overtime - what are my options?

I work as a doctor in a German hospital under municipal sponsorship. Our institution has its own collective agreement (not TV-Ärzte/VKA). This collective agreement regulates, among other things, both ...
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Can a German employer force mandatory overtime and forbid salary discussion?

After a rough few weeks (lots of late nights) I looked over my work contract and found the following statements: As far as the operational conditions require, overtime is to be worked. Overtime ...
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Being lied to and used

So I started at my job two and a half years ago. Before I started working at a company in Tualatin Oregon, I was told the company had suffered through a hardship, and was in a salary freeze and would ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a day off if I have to work an extra day on the weekend?

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 ...
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Dealing with the frustration about overtime after starting a new job

I would like to hear from you what the best way to deal with the following situation is. For reasons I wouldn't like to go into I needed a new job quickly. I found one but the conditions weren't very ...
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How can I manage my team to maintain a reasonable productivity when my employer doesn't treat employees well?

My employer doesn't treat employees too well, for example we often work overtime without pay (for details you may check my other question How can I argue against the idea of working overtime to fix ...
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Should overtime be evenly shared amongst employees? [closed]

I work in the hospital industry. My question is, is my boss in all her rights to offer extra hours to the same people and not all her employees. It’s not evenly spread out to all my colleagues ...
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Should I be payed for overtime?

I'm an Italian junior developer at my first work experience, I was hired barely 1 year ago. I'm currently working in a project for a start-up, one of my company's clients. I joined this project a few ...
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How to manage time for studying after travelling 4 hours daily to work? [closed]

I'm a 2 years experienced Software Developer in an Indian company. My hours are 9 to 6 but I usually leave the office at 6:30-6:45 pm. Normally my commute takes 1.5 hours in the morning and 2 hours ...
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Asked about working overtime in startup interview, no overtime pay or equity?

I'm currently in the interview process to work at a mid-size startup which has been operating for 4 years and with 50-100 employees. One of the questions they asked me in the interview was along the ...
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How should one start a discussion about working less hours in order to start taking care of a parent?

How should one start a discussion about working less hours in order to start taking care of a parent? The scenario is that this person (I am asking for) is 52 years old and is a manager (office, ...
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Overtime compensation; recuperation days or money? [closed]

I'm a developer in Belgium. We had to work during the full week-end but will get either recuperation days or money as a compensation. What is the most advantageous to take? Bonus question: I have ...
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I come in really early to avoid people. Any possible ways to stop co-workers coming in early too?

A few years back I found I was struggling mentally in work with various issues, one of which was being around people all day (my issue and I accept that). Having been with the company a very long time ...
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Team asked to stay late to finish another team's work. Finished my portion first and left, then criticised for leaving - was I in the wrong?

Our team of 5 (including supervisor) were asked by higher management to stay late after work to carry out a task that isn't part of our normal duties, but was necessary for the company as a whole due ...
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