(Closed) VENT: Would like to punch FI's supervisor/company owners…

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

When you’re on a salary, occasional overtime is completely normal. That’s the sacrifice that you make for not being paid hourly and therefore having a 100% dependable paycheck. 

Burning bridges over something like this would be a pretty poor idea, especially if he not only just got there, but if you need the money. ‘Job-hopping’ is really frowned upon in some professions. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jpalm13:  It’s completely acceptable. My father has worked salaried jobs since before I was born and he’s frankly laughing at your situation right now. 10 hours of overtime is nothing; if he gets promoted at any point, expect him to work even more overtime. My dad as a beginning supervisor worked 8 hours according to his supervisor, plus the half hour before and after a shift. Now he manages a plant and works 10-12 on a regular basis. Higher salary comes with more hours, even if the management doesn’t say so.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

if it was an extra 10 hours a day, I might sympathize … but an extra 10 hours a week every week is nothing to complain about. I’m on salary with no overtime too, and I regularly do 9 hour days.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What type of job/industry is this and how big is the company? In many types of work, 50-60 hour workweeks are not uncommon, especially in smaller companies. I had an ex who worked for a small database applications company and he pretty much always worked long hours plus he was on call 24/7 if something went wrong online. There was more than one Saturday night that the ex had to go home from doing something fun to log on and do some coding for some problem on the database.

in some jobs, it’s just expected. 

My Darling Husband now never leaves work before 6 30 or so…he works in finance. No one in his office leaves at 5, no one. And he often has to work through lunch. But he does his job well, without complaint, and hopefully one day he’ll be making the REALLY big bucks as a managing director.

its called “paying your dues”.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry most places that are salary are expected to work above and beyond 40 hours a week. As for blizzard wise. My company would still expect me to be in the office even with offices closing so yeah no sympathy there and I live in Minnesota. 

Post # 10
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jpalm13:  They are open and honest. As everyone above you has said, this is a common practice. If you and your SO didn’t have the common sense to forsee that, that’s not their problem. Don’t come online asking for advice and then get offended because you’re out of line. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My FH is salary as well and as much as it is annoying working OT is part of the job. He generally does about the same amount of OT that your Fiance does and still has to drive a minimum of an hour and a half each way to work! (The other day was 4 and half hours to get home!) in the economic environment we have these days he’s just happy to have a job. He’s only been there for a few months as well and was out of work for a year and a half prior.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I haven’t worked an hourly job since I was a teenager so I only have experence with salary jobs.  UNTIL I worked my last job (for the government) I never left “on time”.  If i did i was taking calls for things at the gym, or out at dinner.  I got promoted and moved up fast, but I guess hard work and long hours gets you moved up faster, not how fast can I clock out.

If he’s having such a horrible time, he should perhaps talk to an atty.  There is a law that salaried workers shouldn’t work OT uncompensated.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@HisIrishPrincess:  The problem with that ‘law’ is that it also doesn’t (at least in my country and I assume the US) stop your boss from firing your ass because you refuse to work the overtime and hiring someone who will. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Peacockfeather:  I mean I know your venting but your tone, at least thru the coputer, is a bit rude, I’m not the one keeping your guy at work late. 

Talk to an attorney, if he does get fired it could be part of the lawsuit or whatever.  It took a bunch of white collar workers filling a class action law suit to get that changed.  He can either do the OT or do something about it …

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@HisIrishPrincess:  …. I’m not venting or taking a tone with you. It’s not my SO. This isn’t even my topic. Giving advice to the right person is always a good idea!

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