(Closed) How many hours do you work over what you are contracted to?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: How many hours do you work over what you are contracted to (per week)?

    I work what I am contracted/scheduled to work

    less than 5 extra hours

    5-10 extra hours

    11-20 extra hours

    more than 20 extra hours


  • Post # 3
    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
    86 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    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
    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    982 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    4761 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    1376 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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.

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