Yes or no to overtime?

@mhethess (380)
Philippines
May 8, 2009 3:29am CST
All work no play makes a dull man. We are very thankful that we have our job we can buy our basic needs but sometimes we have to consider our health too while we are working or doing our job .For we all know that health is wealth. All we want is a break, We love doing overtime for we can have additional income and will be conpensated but how if the boss will require us to have overtime without pay what will you do? What will be your priority if you have your scheduled ativities with your family or your boss?
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• Canada
8 May 09
Even though we all need the extra income, as far as I am concerned, my family comes before everything else. Therefore, if I had something planned with my family and my boss asked me to stay later, I would politely refuse. Time flies and the precious moments that I can have with my kids can't be replaced with a few extra dollars. And even if my boss wouldn't be too happy about it, I would still take off and go home to enjoy my time with them. After all, will my boss or my job bring me the happiness that my family does? Of course not!...We all have our priorities and my family is definitely my priority and will always be. All the best!
@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
8 May 09
Yes you are right buttterflyEs, Family first or they must be our priorities, I like courage to say politely to your boss or refusing the task she had offer, Maybe someday I can do that, I thank God for providing me an understandig love ones, and I always explain to them that they will be benifited why I am working or having my overtime. thanks, can you add me as your friend thanks.
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
8 May 09
If you aren't paid for overtime, clearly there's no other reason why you should do it. But sometimes my husband does it so that he'll get another extra day of "off-in-lieu". So it really depends on your choices and priorities. :)
@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
8 May 09
Yes shemah, I hope I can compalin about overtime pay but I am sure that if I will do it my boss can't understand what I try to express for she is too workaholic, and her favorite saying "If you don't like the system get out of the system" So if I want to have good performance just obey her and no complain, Thanks can you add me as your friend?
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
8 May 09
For a time maybe I might consider that but if that becomes habit I think I have the right to demand for an OT pay since they are already taking so much time for me. Under the law we are only required to work for 8 hours a day no more no less. That is already taking advantage of us already.
@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
8 May 09
Yes rsa, we need to demand payments for overtime. But sometimes it is hard to express to our boss that we are demanding for payments for our overtime, he or she might misunderstood it, like in my case everyone in our school have their vacation, I cannot have mine for my boss might call me and let me go to the office any time she wants it is with out pay.
@vivianchen (2648)
• China
8 May 09
Hi Mhethess, I have to say, if i can, i will say NO to the overtime. Why? Good question. Let me tell you why: Frist of all, we don't get pay for over work. Strange, huh? That's true. Secondly, you will become grumpy if you spend too much time on work, that will be harmful for your health. Thridly, Overtime make my felt tired of my work! So, my answer to overtime is definite a "NO"!
@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
8 May 09
Yeah vivianche, I get your point Health is important but how to say no is big deal, I wish we can easily say no to our boss, he or she might be offended especially if the boss is a work addict.Thanks can you add me as your friend?