Q: What do you think about overtime work?
It's acceptable a few times each month,If too often,Honestly,I hate It.
I used to work for big companies and things were in order,and no need to work overtime. I enjoyed a lot.
As for my current job,There is no pay If I work overtime,All I get is the commission.Salary+commission.
The working time is 5 days per week and 7.5 hours every day.but I usually work 6 days (like half month) and 9 hours or more due to my company is not big enough and a lot of things are just out of order.it's like you only need 1 hour to get something done If things are in order,but in my company,you need 2 hours or more time to get things done which is so annoying.
The pay is good tho,that's the main reason Why I am still working there.
at the very beginning,I thought it would be Improved through my hard work,but in fact,It seems not,
I am kinda lost now.
If you are consistently doing overtime (as it seems) you should be rewarded for it. If not with money, then maybe some free time at times where the company is less busy. If your boss doesn't appreciate your effort then try to avoid the overtime.
It could also be worth reading your employment contract. I've had some that specifically said overtime would not be rewarded, but at the same time had bosses that would give a day off here and there, outside the normal vacation bookkeeping.
In my current job, our boss was required us to stay overtime every day, just to show up our loyalty and face of hard work.
I work from 9am till 6pm, and he asked us to stay at least to 6.30 pm, to done our work properly. I am doing international trade, buying stuff from EU to be imported here. Send 3 email inquiry for price daily is my hardest work these days, when i got order , so there is 2 emails more to get an PI and that's it. Why the hell have to overstay without be paid for it ?
Cut my time and instead of be with my son at least at evening for 1 hr before he go sleep, just to satisfy my boss, let he see me leaving later and " do more work " ?
If there is really much more work, and will be paid well at least by the commision, than its ok, sometimes. But daily with no real reason ? No way.
"Free" and yet "voluntary" (but not so really voluntary) is otten an unspoken and yet expected thing in the culture around here. It was prevalent in Japan when I was there and I often find it prevalent in various industries here in China. It is noxious to some and yet there is no ready work-around in place.
One of the main reasons I hate the Chinese is all the unpaid overtime I did while the bosses did so much undertime. Want to know why China is poor and everything is poor quality? Because people are expected to work not for money or self interest, but out of undying admiration and respect for some drunk guy who's friends with the right bureaucrat.
My condition is even worse than you.I am an accountant,but i work for six days a week and at least 11 hours a day.I do three positions' work at the same time.What's worse,the salary is quite low.Actually i just asked a question about how to get my days less boring.
i dont ask for leave if i worked over time. i just say i go home i worked a lot last week. bye
if someone complains i just say fuck off. deal with it or fire me. I dont rely on you but you rely on me as they sold me in a contract for a company and i doubt they find someone else who wanna work in this country while paying mid salary
i was asked to do 3 extra hours overtime work a week. because the pay was 140% hourly rate i accepted. Also, they know i am doing them a favour and according to a foreign colleague, this will give me leverage next semester.
In our company, I have experienced some try of our boss, to let us work over time. one of the way, to maintain this goal was : meetings. so all bored people and wishing to leave, have to listen to some manager and his useless speech about what they have done today and blah blah. here, most of meeting was carried out of work time, because work time is sheduled for work, not for meetings right ? so many times we have to cut of our meal time for 10-15 minutes and listen to blah blah ... the problem is, there is no paid overtime work here, I never accpetd why I have to come home 1hr later just to make my boss happy ...