Would you work for free/unpaid on your day off?

December 4, 2009 7:36am CST
I'm not sure what planet my Dad's on or whether he was just being stupid but he just suggest I work for free on my day off. I'm in a job I hate so I think why the hell would I do that. Do you love your job enough to work for free/unpaid on your day off?
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4 responses
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
Hi. I used to do that when I was still in my previous company. Since managers have no overtime pay during day off and holidays, we are still obliged to work just to meet client deadlines. I love my job so I voluntarily worked free for the company just to be able to deliver what is expected from me. However, the situation caused me so much stress when my husband already demanded for more time. I resigned from the company. I realized that I should have not do that. At the end of the day, I should devote more time for myself and my family.
@kokila19 (102)
• Kuwait
4 Dec 09
I agree with you. Even I used to do when I was working. We do not have overtime pay. I like my job a lot so when there is any urgency I do work for free.:)
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
4 Dec 09
Hi, Ford. If it is relating to charity or helping the needy then I will have no problem with working for free. Especially if it is only for that given day. But, if it is many days, then no. I want to be paid for my time and effort. I don't mind working for free if I can help someone out in the long run.
4 Dec 09
I agree if it's for charity or for the needy I don't mind. It's more your normal paid job that I wouldn't do it for unless I loved the job maybe.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 09
Hello. It does sound to be unfair working for free on a day off. Yet, I suppose it depends on the nature of the job. I am working for a company which is doing international businesses. So, it requires to keep in touch with customers in different parts of the world. With different standard times and holidays, it requires me to work on the weekends and holidays too some times. I get the recognition and appreciation, but no pay.
@benny128 (3621)
5 Dec 09
no way lol, if you are working you should get paid, the only exception is maybe if its to get your foot into another company or to gain qualifications to enable you to move into a new career. If you are using your time which is the most valuable asset then you should be compensated in the way of pay. Just my personal view.