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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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Overtime as an engineer in a non-engineering position

I think this is a fairly simple question, but I can't find an answer since it seems very niche. I have a degree in engineering. I have a salaried position in which I am working more than 44 hours per ...
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Should I accept new job offer which has lots of unpaid overtime? [closed]

I work in the IT industry. My current workplace provides a good decent salary, not many benefits, but great work life balance, and I get to work from home almost 95% of the time. This also leaves me ...
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Can my boss make me come into work hours before my scheduled shift?

Lately I have been getting called to come into work earlier than my scheduled shift which I have agreed to on a day to day basis. Some days however I just simply cannot come in earlier than my ...
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As a junior, is it inappropriate for my supervisor to expect me to study our stack in my own time?

After coming across this question, I started questioning my knowledge of the software development industry. The top voted answer explains how it is completely unreasonable for the company to ask a ...
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Manager strongly suggests that I do more unpaid overtime during performance review

I have started a new job about 6 months ago. In my performance review, a couple months ago, We were both discussing my own performance, but also what I liked and disliked in the company itself. When ...
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Is it appropriate to leave office after working hours, even if being forced to stay to finish tasks?

So I have been working in this company for an year now and the only problem I am facing since then is that I am forced to stay in office even my working hours are completed. We are not paid overtime ...
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How to handle a colleague that can't handle stress and makes poor decisions but can work hard

About 6 months ago we hired a developer that came straight from university. He's smart, works hard and seems to create quality code. The first couple of months I acted as a buffer between management ...
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How to thank an employee for working extra hours without making him feel pressured

I am a manager of a software developer who has been working late nights to complete a project in time for a deadline. He is a salaried employee so he does not get paid overtime. I am very thankful ...
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How to position oneself towards the expectation of doing a lot of unpaid overtime when starting a new job?

I'm starting a new job next week. I'm looking forward to it. However, when interacting with the employees after signing the contract I got the impression that's one of those companies at which you ...
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What will motivate management to address operations shortfall?

The business I work for is a restaurant (franchise, one of 80+.) In 3 years it has rarely operated with a full staff because attracting workers to this location is difficult. My question is about how ...
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Staying longer in the office pressure

Recently I've moved to Spain and started with a new job last week. In my home country, I would work 8 hours a day with a 30 - 60 min lunch break, and couple of short 10min breaks to relax the mind (...
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Manager wants to completely avoid any overtime work. How can I adapt to this change?

I'm asking some advice for my mother. She was hired around 2 years ago for a team leader and customer-facing role. She wanted to be employed full time, but the company did not want to pay for this. ...
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Employer is misrepresenting the actual dates worked, but not the total hours - is anything untoward going on?

I hold an hourly position where I work 40 hours per week across three days (2x 14 hour days and 1x 12 hour day). If I work overtime (over 40hr per week) I do get overtime pay, but my state does not ...
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How can I avoid working weekends when the boss makes us work if one person's behind on a deadline?

I've been working here for a few months as a developer. Some people in our team are always behind on their work, and our boss makes everyone come to work on the weekend so they can catch up. The rest ...
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How to explain to your boss you are not interested in working nights and weekends?

I work at a software development company as a developer in the United States. I am well compensated in this salaried role. I work with other developers who are typically are happy to be brought into ...
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How to ask about unpaid overtime without burning bridges?

I live in a country with no distinction between exempt and non-exempt jobs. In my country you are always officially required to work the number of hours specified in your contract and you are ...
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doing unpaid overtime during internship [closed]

I am currently doing my internship. I am working office hours from 8:30am till 5:30pm. My company doesn't pay any overtime pay. There have been two or so days where I was told that I needed to work ...
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Can a part-time job legally require me to work more than one shift in Ontario, Canada?

I work two jobs in Ontario, Canada: a full time job during the weekdays (45 hours minus 2.5 hours for breaks) and a part time job on Saturdays. My part-time employer is demanding that I work one ...
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Is it appropriate to ask an employee to do some overtime when receiving courses?

I work for a Eastern-European branch of a large company within IT industry. From time to time we benefit from paid by company courses (on-site or online) from various sources. Sometimes these courses ...
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What is the rationale for companies to encourag long hours? [closed]

I’m trying to understand my employer better, so let me explain: As a knowledge worker (software developer to be specific) I noticed that after 6 hours of work diminishing returns start to kick in. ...
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Accused of working overtime and possible misconduct, boss admitted simple mistake but no apology

I received a troubling email from my bosses. I am a software developer at a small company and have been employed here over 7 years. Essentially I was accused of working 2+ hours extra (which I didn't ...
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Employer likely to introduce regular unpaid overtime soon. How to stop it before it is official?

This is a unique situation to other questions here, which are all in regard to unpaid overtime policies that are already in place. We have the opportunity to nip it in the bud but need to do it ...
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How do I tell my supervisor I have other engagements after my shift is over?

I have a programming job and my supervisor is quite pleased with my work. I do my work, come on time and am very professional with my supervisor. We have flex hours (a concept which I don't completely ...
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handle non-existant bonus

Now 1.2 years ago I moved from Europe to Japan on a request to the company. Raise was issued and I'm pretty happy with it. Fast forward to the last 6 months: I've been doing far too much over work (...
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How to set boundaries with work hours

Recently I started work at an R&D firm, and as I was hired one of the big selling points was the opportunity to work on diverse projects and "never get bored". For the first two months I assumed ...
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How can I bring up an overtime issue after having already accepted the offer?

I've been a part-time employee for 6 months at a small software company that has just signed a bunch of significant contracts over a broader scope than we were prepared. After several failed attempts ...
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Coworkers working outside working hours [closed]

I work in a team of 4 developers. The other 3 developers all work from home outside normal working hours occasionally. One of them does it all the time. A few days ago I saw his commit activity from ...
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A new coworker is working too much and management doesn't understand it's neither normal nor healthy, what can I do? [duplicate]

My working hours (as a software developer and team lead) was pretty OK, 9 to 6 every day with some overtime occasionally necessary. Pretty standard stuff. A few months ago a new coworker got hired ...
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I've been given a warning at work for disciplinary actions

I was told that the reason for the warning was that on a certain production day, a product error was committed. I am the lead supervisor and the personnel involved told me what happened and how they ...
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How can I convince management that their on-call expectation is unreasonable? Am I unreasonable?

Some background: I lead a small team of systems administrators that supports two different server rooms. Over the last couple of weeks, there have been problems with the power supplying the building ...
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How to interact with a team that is working overtime

I haven't been working for that long, but I have been in several projects already, I have been moved and traded and whatnot. It's the second time I am assigned to a project where people sitting next ...
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When do extra hours count as overtime? [closed]

I work part-time (2.5 days a week) as a secretary for a small software company in Northern Ireland. Recently, I’ve been asked to work an extra two half days a week (3.5 days per week) to act in a ...
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Which clock to use? [closed]

My situation is as follows: Every morning I "clock" in be unlocking the building. I am typically first to arrive and thus it unlocks using my code. Everyone who follows in later does not have to ...
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Purse stolen during fair - who is to blame? [closed]

We are a small company with the main focus on eCommerce. Sometimes we are also present at fairs to sell our products. Our stand is always pretty simple: It's just a row of tables (11m long, 0.6m deep -...
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How to answer when asked “Are you able to work long hours” in a job interview? [closed]

Background Software Engineering Field, Sri Lanka. Generally, 60 - 80 % of Software Engineers are working 12+ hours at their job in Sri Lanka. The "Are you able to work long hours?" question is ...
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Internship and can't make deadline. Should I work unpaid extra time?

I am currently working as an intern (with a good pay). I have had trouble on my project, and took more time than what was expected of me to find what was wrong with a part of it. Now the deadline is ...
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How much should I be paid extra for being on call? [duplicate]

I work in 3rd line technical support for a large multi national (non IT) company in the UK. I am one of four engineers/developers with a varying mix of knowledge, expertise and experience. I am the ...
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How do you encourage the workforce without incentives?

I realise this could be quite a contentious question but I'm looking for advice regarding the motivation of our workforce. We are a workforce of around 150 people ranging from apprentices to people ...
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Two coworkers comment when I leave work, does this hurt my manager's view of me? [closed]

I have two coworkers that bring attention to me nearly every time I leave work. We are all relatively junior employees on a single team in a workplace that allows flexible schedules. Employees must be ...
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How can I ask to work extra hours to make up for a holiday?

I am scheduled to work fewer hours next week due to the office being closed on holiday for the 4th of July. I would like to email my boss to ask I can work a few extra hours each day to make up for ...
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Options for UK employee being overworked without pay

I have succeeded at getting what I thought to be a great job after a grueling three-stage interview. I work with nice people doing engaging and creative work. The pay is not great but its above ...
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How do I handle being asked to work overtime without additional pay?

I work for a company in Texas, where employers are legally obligated to pay time and a half for overtime hours. In my employee contract it states computer programmers (that's me) are required to work ...
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Not getting paid overtime [closed]

I was told by my boss that I cannot work overtime, but then I got stuck there answering phones and taking care of a customer. So I did not get to clock out until 5:50. My shift ends at 5:30. So since ...
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I work extended hours regularly but HR wants me in office during standard working hours [closed]

I recently started my career in a small firm as a software developer. During the freshers' onboarding process, the HR told me that the standard working hours would be 9:30 to 18:00 (8.5 hours). As I ...
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How to stop someone from making you do his work

I am a web developer in a team of 6 and our company is global. Our method of work consists a planned "software-release day" almost every 2 weeks. Every developer's work in our team has to go through ...
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Do I need to respond to a text message asking for overtime? [closed]

I received a text message at 1am asking if I could come in tomorrow for some overtime. She sent this to everyone at work. Do I need to respond and say, sorry no? Or just leave it? Thanks!
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What to do when long downloads exceed work hours? [closed]

I am downloading two files (data/assets from a CMS) that are ~20 GB. It's been two hours and they are at 3GB and >1GB respectively. I am not going to be able to download these by 5 o'clock. I can't ...
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How to approach situation where my workplace has me marked as exempt when I should be nonexempt?

I'm a Software Engineer in California, and I am paid salary. As far as I can tell, legally, even while salaried, I would have to earn over 88K to be allowed to be exempt and not be paid overtime. (...
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Boss doesn't seem to want to approve vacation time

I have been working for a company for four years. Over that four years, I've taken about 8 days off - mostly sick days, a short two day break, and one small emergency. I've also worked a lot of ...
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Non Exempt salary over time [closed]

I was just recently switched from Exempt to Nonexempt and I work 40 hours a week. Can an employer enforce not paying for overtime unless its"preapproved by the company first" before they have to pay ...