Mandatory OT

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  1. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I was told at 6:30 am this morning that I had to work mandatory overtime,stay until 6 pm, today, Tues. and Wed. The client demands that we have the job ready for inspection within 3 days. I was also told that I could be written up if I didn't do this. I left at the regular time while my coworkers stayed behind. I'm a union worker how dare they try to coerce me into staying.


    Of course now I feel bad because I'm just sitting at home on the Hype, but I was expecting a package to arrive, VENOM t-shirts.

    Was that wrong?:O
     
  2. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    They should have worded it better instead of making it sound so unappealing. You know like Hey we have to get ready for this inspection, would you guys mind working the next 3 days with a lil overtime and offered some sort of benefit.
     
  3. Carter Registered

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    I'd tell them to kiss my left nut.
    But then again I'm only 19 and jobs are a dime a dozen
     
  4. tzarinna Mamochka

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    He wanted know what was my excuse for not staying. I just said I have stuff to do. I do feel guilty.
    I left at 2:30 and he hadn't written me up yet.
     
  5. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    They wanted you to stay until 6pm? Does that make it only an extra hour every day? I don't know that that's too much to ask. With my job, it's ebb and flow. Sometimes I work 40 hours flat and other times I work 60. But, I also get autonomy to come and go as I please and no one bats an eye when I have a doctor's appointment or a haircut or something that requires me to step out for a bit. Sometimes you have to make compromises with your employer.

    jag
     
  6. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Would you have gotten paid for the overtime?
     
  7. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I typically work, on this job, 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. they gave us no warning we walk in and now I have to work or I'll be written up. The owner of this building is just playing us like puppets and I am ready to ***** slap the guy. They keep adding more stuff and were short staffed. I worked my ass off to get this, that and the other done in a timely manner. I have to draw the line.
     
  8. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Yes, and the money is good. I just don't take well to threats. I have never been written up in my working career of 20 years.:O
     
  9. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    If it goes against your union rules for him to do these things, then you'll have a case. If not, you may find yourself out of a job. I'd check with your union rep on this one.

    jag
     
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    I don't have to take this, my husband's got TWO jobs!
     
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    she wouldn't be fired, just written up. no big deal
     
  12. tzarinna Mamochka

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    There are a lot of companies in our local and they are in need of apprentices. I'm extra valuable because I'm on a gov't job, they get paid more because I'm a women and black.

    I was stoked about coming to this company because it's a woman owned electrical shop. My foreman was at his wits end wanting to quit. It's an FBI building and we want to accomodate, but they are pushing just abit.
     
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    you left at 2:30? you work 9-5 dont ya? if so you should feel gulty. you had like 2 and half hours more plus an extra hour for overtime.....lazy bum.
     
  14. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I started at 6:30 am, it takes over 45 mins to get there.The gas is killing me.
     
  15. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Still might be worth a word or two with your union rep just to make sure you know for certain what your bounds are.

    jag
     
  16. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I still feel bad about my foreman, I left him with a couple of guys that really need a lot of hand holding. I think he knows I'll crack the whip and shame them into working.:( :mad:
     

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