Are you willing to overtime?

@acer5540 (354)
China
December 4, 2009 11:10pm CST
I'm in a foreign trade company, it is a private enterprise. Though it is not big, it has a strict regulations.And i think it is a good way to grow up a company. So our company runs well under this strict rules.The only rule seems useless is our vacation system. We only have one day on leave per week,but if boss have something, she will ask us to overtime despite you are willing or not and without any pay .She knows we are not ready,but she doesn't care, because she is boss. So,what about your experience of overtime?Are you willing to?
7 responses
@rberon1985 (5394)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
What is your boss doing is already against the labor code.A worker or an employee has the right to have his/ her rest day,actually not only one day,but it should be two days.It is not fair that they will just give you one day for the rest day and as what you have mentioned, if your manager needs you,even its your rest day, you have to come to office, without any pay.that is really unfair. You can file a law suit or a case against the company. It is abuse of authority, if there are lots of work to be done in your company, they should hire other people, if they can't hire, they better close. I pity those people who suffered from this incident. In our company, they over also overtime and we are paid for that. If I am working in that company, your boss will see and she will stop the bad things that she doing to all her employees.
• Indonesia
5 Dec 09
Yes, and by that she'll learn that the company is nothing without the employee.
@acer5540 (354)
• China
7 Dec 09
what you have said was absolutly right.But the law is not always useful for these small and private companies .Impacted by the financial crisis, there are many employees here,so these companies never worried about lack of workers.That's the main reason they not respect workers.. It is a sad situation here. But,my friends, tks for your advising!
@aguas_aj (501)
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
It really depends. I do render overtime only if really necessary and if I have to finish something but I really dont want to do render overtime simply because my boss says so. more especially if it's not paid. Money do matter especially if I'm giving up the time for my family and my rest just to work extra.
@acer5540 (354)
• China
7 Dec 09
Right,if we do have something emergency, even if she not asked, we will render overtime to solve it.Because it is our work. Sigh,i just don't understand why these bosses would like to occupy others'spare time? Only because they are bosses?
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
I am willing to overtime if it is worth to do it even if it has a pay or without any pay. But in your case, sometimes it is hard to refuse your boss if she ask you to do things from work, because she is your boss... but boss should also be considerate regarding their subordinate.
@acer5540 (354)
• China
7 Dec 09
I hope my boss can think like you. Tks for respond.
• United States
6 Dec 09
honestly its worth the extra cash if you really need it. its all about how ure willing to invest your time. if i really needed the money id do it. or think about wat new gadget i wanted to buy the whole time im working
@acer5540 (354)
• China
7 Dec 09
If she paid us for overtime work, we may feel better. If she not docked our salary when we asking for leave for 1-2 days, we may feel better even if she not paid for the overtime work...
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
5 Dec 09
In my previous job, I have to work overtime as I always felt that things aren't quite done yet and also most of my colleagues are still hanging around the office. Maybe it's because I am still new to the company (and working world) thus I have the mindset that I should stick around as well and wait till I see someone goes off. I was on a contract job then and my pay is fixed and without overtime claimed. Thus, if you asked me about my willingness, I believe I would say no. But if my job is something which I am very interested in, I won't mind.
@acer5540 (354)
• China
7 Dec 09
Tks for your respond.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I have given-up overtime long after I get my first kid. Yeah, I have made it sure not to render overtime if the situation permits. Hate to leave the work with so much work left in the office. But I had to give enough time for my family too. Time that are more precious than any amount of work or money paid by the company.
@acer5540 (354)
• China
7 Dec 09
yes, you are right.We go to work,and then have the salary,but finally all for family.
• Indonesia
5 Dec 09
It seems that your company isn't in a healthy regulation. Employees have to have rest days. It is a must, and what she's doing is violating the rules. If employees have to work overtime, they have to be paid, period. How come people expect to use others to work without paying them. It's really beyond me. Well, I will not work overtime unless it's an emergency. And I will make sure that I must be paid for that. I will not sacrifice my time easily like that.