When is the last time you work OT without payment?

@wfyin82 (159)
Malaysia
September 11, 2008 4:36am CST
My previous company require me to work overtime everyday without payment. I don't mind working over time as long the company pay for the extra time I worked. Sometime i think the employer have to be fair to us and pay for what we have done for him. I do not complain much on it and I worked in that company for 1 year. Now I do not have to OT anymore and I can choose to go home on time. Although sometime I have to stay late, the company allow me to claim OT. I still can't imagine that I manage to stay in my previous company for one year without getting any OT claims. Quite proud of myself... lol.. Happy Mylotting
2 responses
@rosedust82 (2070)
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
Lol. Can I say today? I've been doing this for my current company for the longest time... (uhhh... think four years.) We work 11 hours a day and sometimes train people non-stop. A lot of the hours that I work are not paid... Here at work we laugh it off and say that it's O.T.Y. meaning "Oh, thank you." Lol. Rarely are we allowed to go on OT with pay. The rest of the time is work overtime at your own risk. haha.
@vellibiz (297)
• United States
11 Sep 08
thats not good or fair, i was working at a rite aid that did that, and a divison manager visited and asked us about our duties, i didt really think clocking out ans still working was a big deal. i had been doing it every working day for a year and a half, he looked at me like i was a modern day slave. and called the corprate offices right in front of me. and said store 505 makes them clock out, before work is done. management was shooken up after that.
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@wfyin82 (159)
• Malaysia
11 Sep 08
OMG, you work for 4 years without extra pay. I am shame of myself now that I only work for 1 year and then quit.. lol.. Its quite happy that you enjoy and have fun of your OT by saying O.T.Y.. haha.. some people actually complaint and feel stress of doing OT.
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• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Sometimes I feel that it's not right... but what has kept me going is my love for the job and my trainees and the people that I've met. I guess that's why I've stayed here for this long. When we do "over time" we are sometimes allowed to "offset" the hours (but not all the time. It depends on my managers mood.. Lol. Which is very inconsistent.) Meaning, if I work 2 hours extra today, I can like either go to work two hours later or log out from work two hours earlier. Our company does not allow overtime. On a case to case basis only... Like if we have to travel to other places to train, we are allowed to have over time. Aside from that, it's either, overtime without pay or offset.
@Eileen01 (227)
• China
11 Sep 08
Luckily,I always get payment for my OT whatever previous company or present.
@wfyin82 (159)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 08
Thats good. At least you get repay for the effort you give in.