December 12, 2008 11:54pm CST
Do you always work overtime at work? Personally, I do not like to work OT. I rather spent all my time carrying out my task during office hour and do not wish to stay back for OT. I found some of my colleagues working OT after office hours or on weekend, I just do not understand why they are so willing to work overtime without paid. Furthermore, it should be family time after office hours. What is your opinion?
15 Dec 08
No,I don't often work overtime,it's unpaid,so I don't like it.If I get paid for the overtime work,I think I'll be happy todo it.But not always,because I also want to share some quality time with family,friends during weekend.I'm asking to much,am I?I think it's hard to balance.
15 Dec 08
Time is precious. Therefore, I think we should spend it wisely. As long as you spending time with your loved ones or doing things that you like, I believe you are not asking for too much at all! That's should be the way we live our lives. At least that is my opinion!
13 Dec 08
i really think you are right.live is not just for work,right?we mush learn to enjoy our live and take relax.in my spare time,i would like surf on the internet and reading book,that is the way i let myself relax and comfortable.But i also understand the person who work overtime,as the compete of the society is getting strong,you must keep yourself working and learning so that you can not be eliminated through the competition.i really sympathy on them.Wish you good luck!
13 Dec 08
Thanks for sharing your opinion. One must be compatible in today's competitive society. Well, maybe some people thought that working OT can make their boss appreciate them more and have better chance when comes to BONUS and PROMOTION. People like me might think that family is at the first place. It seems like it is all depends on the priority in life.
6 Oct 10
I work on 12 hrs shift and I having 4 days on and 4 days off. On my 4 working day, I work 2 days day shift and 2 days night shift. Maximum days for me to take overtime is 3 days with 1 day for transaction from night shift to day shift. If I had a choice, of course I don't want to work overtime. But without overtime, I will come out short every month. I must have at least 3 days overtime every month then I will not worry about my finance status. If I can afford to not working overtime, I wouldn't go for overtime. For time being I have to because I cannot afoord to not to.
• United States
15 Dec 08
When I was working I worked alot of overtime but I never turned in all of my hours. I didn't want them to think I was behind in my work. I am a perfectionist and it always took me longer to finish my work. Given that I had no problem working overtime. I eventually got laid off in the downturn of the real estate market. Niow I am permanently . I really loved my job and I made good money.