Post # 1
I am a teacher and was having a conversation with a co-worker the other day about how much more time we spend working than what we are technically paid to work. We started wondering if/how much people with other jobs work over their scheduled time. We knew what we were getting into becoming teachers, but we’re curious if there are other jobs that expect so much outside time!
How many more hours do you spend than you are paid to? (And what job do you have?)
Note: This is more geared towards salaried jobs, as (i’m guessing) hourly jobs you normally get paid the hours you work.
For me: I’m contracted for 7:45am-3:00pm Monday-Friday. I am at work 6:30-3:30 Monday-Friday, work at home 1-2 more hourse each night and anywhere from 4-16 hours on the weekend. So for me, it’s 13-26 hours more than I am contracted for per week.
Post # 3
For the most part, I work the hours I am contracted to work. When I do work extra hours, I am allowed to take comp time off work. I am lucky and would not be happy to be working additional hours without compensation.
Post # 4
I’m a teacher as well, so maybe my answer doesn’t count. I’m a first year 5th gr. teacher and am contracted to work from 7:45-3:45 but work 7:00-5:30 frequently, spending 2 hours a night working at home and ~4-12 on the weekends
Post # 5
I’m a teacher too! Contract is 8-4, I’m at school 7-4:30 or 5, an hour or som per night working, a few hours each weekend.
Post # 6
Well as a salary employee I work however long it takes to get my work done. Normal business hours are 8:30 to 5:30. I probably put in another 10 hours of work on top of the normal hours. I work in IT.
Post # 7
It really really varies. It might be nothing it might just be a couple of hours or might be longer. (It has been known to be 30 extra hours)
Post # 8
I get paid for 29 1/2 hours a week, but I’m expected to be at the school from 8:30 to around 4, so it ends up being closer to 40 hours.
Post # 9
my SO is a teacher and works ridiculous amounts of overtime. Sometimes he doesn’t get home until 6/6:30 on weeknights and he gets to work probably an hour or so early. He also puts in sooooo many hours during musicals/other school activities. It drives me nuts how much work goes unappreciated.
I run my own business and work in retail so overtime doesn’t really apply… I just work until everything is finished, however long that takes.
Post # 10
Mine varies by project load – I am salaried for 8 hours/day, M-F, though as long as it all adds up to 8 x number of days in pay period, I can move the hours around. (i.e. work 9 hours one day and 7 another).
However, if we are in crunch time for a big project, I’ve worked up to a 15-hour day and I’ve done weekends, too. It really depends on project load and due dates (and how last-minute my boss has decided to be).
Post # 11
My job is hourly but I work less hours than what I was promised. I was told 40 hours with frequent overtime, it’s barely evened out to 20hrs/week. They never trained me on office functions so I only work off-site, and the workload varies incredibly. I’m looking again-I love my job but I can’t keep living this way.
Anyone else not get enough work to do?
Post # 12
I’m an engineer. On a regular week, I normally work 5-10 hours over my regular shift hours. Busy weeks, as much as 30- 36 (legal maximum). However, if I work over 7 hours OT during a week, and it is approved by a level 1 manager, I can get paid straight time (hourly rate = my salary/52/40) for my OT hours. I don’t make time and a half or anything, but it’s better than not getting any compensation.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I’m supposed to work 0630 to 1630, but I’m usually there from 0630 to about 1730-1800 — the latest I’ve stayed is 2030. I typically have about 3-5 hours of overtime each week, but that should be lessened soon because we’re hiring a new nurse finally.