- 7 years ago
I have worked at my job for about 4 years now. I work in HR, I am a generalist but also do a lot of Admin roles like expenses and travel for my bosses.
I came in as a non-exempt employee I imagine because I do some admin roles, my salary has always been very very low, but I work a lot of OT so that compensates me a great deal.
A girl whom I became friends with who also works in HR joined the same time I did, she works more on the processing and data entry side of HR, she too was a non exempt employee.
She never really worked that much OT, just a few hours here in there.
For the last 4 years I’ve consistently brought in the same amount of OT. This year the department * but not the company felt they were paying too much for Non exempt employees and shifted us to exempt and acted as if it was a promotion (there was only 4 of us left). I was very upset being that they shifted my salary slightly but not enough to cover the amount of OT I was making and frankly I’m doing the same duties I have been since I started.
My friend who I mentioned above, hit some financial times so in the last 6 months she started working a ton of OT, probably racking in about 20-30 hours of OT a paycheck, she was saying she was logging in from home and working and whatnot, do I believe her, no, I think she was just trying to make more money which she achieved. She also worked it out with her boss (we report to different people) that she can work from home 3 days a week because she is going back to school ( non job related). She also is the only person who gets “summer hours” and gets to leave early and when she isn’t “busy” her boss lets her leave but she still puts in she worked a full day. In the last few months due to a lot of these disparities I’ve put distant between us because it just really gets to me and she has the nerve to complain non stop and it’s draining.
With that being said, after they shifted us she said no way was she going to let them take away her OT because now she realizes how much money she can make with her OT. I found out from a source that she was allowed to keep her OT and keep the “promoted” title. While my title changed but I lost my OT. I’ve already went to my boss prior to even knowing anything of this and making an issue of my salary now without my OT, and they were not willing to adjust me or help me out. I don’t know what to do now. I’ve been looking for awhile for another job because I hate the politics at my company and for reasons such as this.
I mean I can’t go to my boss and say I know so so is getting OT and I’m not, so what is left for me to do?
Any tips or advice would be great, I feel so miserable about it and the loss of my OT is greatly going to be a hardship for me and my Darling Husband, when we got approved and bought our house they approved me based off my OT because I was so consistent with it and the amount of it.