How often do you work overtime ? Will you get be paid for overtime ?
October 21, 2011 2:33am CST
When I did my last job, I usually need to work overtime. And at that time, according to the rules, one can get be paid by working overtime : working day o/t : 1.5times of normal salary weekends o/t : 2times of normal salary national holiday o/t : 3times of normal salary. At that time, if I worked 10hours every working day, and plus a Saturday, then my monthly salary could almost doubled.I would feel very happy to see the figures in the salary slip, although it was exchanged by most of my leisure time, also because I had nothing to do after work except idling in the living place. Now, I have changed a new job, while I could not any payment for the overtime.So I just leave the office when time for duty off. Meanwhile, there's also a important reason is that I want to spend more time to be together with my wife. That is me. How about you ? how often do you work overtime ? and will you get any payment from the overtime ? Let me hear your comments.
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21 Oct 11
I used to work over time while I've been working for a company but the payment was different. Any hour worked over time has been paid double, no matter if it was a normal day or weekend day. We were allowed to work only 20 hours over time per month so it was not that satisfactory. Only holiday days were paid three times a normal day. I wish to have a working place where I can work over time as much as I want, but until now, I couldn't find one.
21 Oct 11
Hi madalinuta, it sounds good for the job once you took. Also there was a constraint for the overtime hour of my last job, if I remembered right, it was working days 40hours, weekend 24hours. And now, after off duty, I don't wanna stay in the office even for one single minute, as I have no interest in current job, and I still need one hour or even one hour and a half for commuting on the way home.
• United States
21 Oct 11
Recently my job has been having many overtime opportunities available. I sometimes work the overtime when I feel up to it. But recently I haven't been inclined to do so. When we do work overtime we do get paid time and a half. Sometimes it is worth the effort but other times it just seems it all goes out in taxes.
28 Oct 11
I have been working overtime for 3 days this week, and will get no paid for it. The account department asked us to print last whole year's invoices. This is a huge job. So many customers, and so many invoices for shipments. We don't even know why.
25 Oct 11
I work in the IT industry in India. Here working overtime is implicit in the job description. Of course, you do not get paid for it as well. So it is a double whammy if you like it. But I do make a conscious effort not work over the weekends because I need to spend my time with my family. Cheers! Ram
• Guangzhou, China
23 Oct 11
I don't like work overtime because I have spent my best time in the office in the day time. It is fair for me to have my spare time with my family. And especially we don't have overtime paid. So if it is not necessary, we will just go off work on time. You are a very nice husband and the wife will always be happy to see husband go home and have the dinner together. I love China