Slight issue with one of my bosses.

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  1. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Well, its me asking for advice again, sorry.

    One of my supervisors at work keeps pestering me if I want to do overtime hours. He'll use the words "C'mon, be a team player" or "I could really use you for late night". I really hate working from open to close, it's kinda miserable. Now I actually get along great with the supervisor, so there's not like this anger going on in the air. I have good scores when I'm being reviewed but damnit I'm just afraid of saying "No" because I fear this is somehow going to cause me to not be that "team player" anymore and affect me staying at this job.
     
  2. Bryan

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    Well, if they ever want to promote someone, then all other things being equal, they'll probably promote the guy that works harder and longer. And if they ever need to let someone go, then all other things being equal, they'll probably fire whoever doesn't work harder and longer.

    For me, I feel like if your job legitimately needs you to work harder, then you you owe it to them as part of the employer/employee relationship.
     
  3. Sideways

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    man, i wish my work would give me overtime!
     
  4. Mr.Roboto

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    Dude, I would take that overtime. I wish I still had overtime at work. I remember getting a hefty check every month and now it's not that great, its mediocre. :( 
     
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    Overtime = $ = good

    Unless it's all the time, but it doesn't sound that way.
     
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    Huh... and I thought my brother had it rough.... unfortunately, he just got fired from his job.
     
  7. honestgabe

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    Do the over time, don't be a bum
     
  8. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Well, the supervisor keeps asking about once a week, it's like I'm always the 1st guy he asks. I know this problem isnt really that serous, I feel dumb about posting this but is it really that bad if I say no?

    I don't always say no to overtime, I've done some, but I just dont want to keep doing it week after week.

    EDIT: The uh.... "Dont be a bum" statement is a good arguement :) 
     
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    That's the problem, by not helping out and working some overtime you aren't being a team player.

    Part of being a team player, hell, part of being a grown man is doing things you don't want to do sometimes, or hell maybe even more often than sometimes, it's just part of life.
     
  10. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    I think I've made my decision. Thanks guys.

    Afterall, tommorow is the 4th of July and we get the day off anyways. I'll tough it out for another four hours.
     
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    Do you have any other commitments that you need to be doing at that time?
     
  12. b_ack51

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    Are you able to work the overtime or do you have other committments you need to attend to?

    I'd say work the overtime if you can. Make extra money, pay more bills, save, invest, etc. I wish I still made overtime, now I'm just stuck on salary. Before I was salary + overtime FTW!!!
     
  13. KA

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    i get squat for OT.

    stupid directorial position.
     
  14. BigPrime3000

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    Yea I try not to turn down extra shifts if they are offered to me unless I already have plans that I can't get out of. More money, and I'm working more so it means I'm spending less money too. OT works out pretty good.

    What I don't like doing is 10 hours or more of overtime a week. I've done that a few times, and you get to the point where the exhaustion and extra taxes just don't make it worth it.
     
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    If you want to continue to succeed at whatever it is you do, you have to work the OT.

    Extra taxes?
     
  16. Bryan

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    I think he means where you make just enough to bump you into the next tax bracket, but not enough to offset the increased rates in that bracket.

    EDIT: I forgot you're the $-man. It seems like above happened to me sometimes when I did restaurant work.
     
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    The way i look at overtime is this. I have no problem staying late and finishing things for deadlines and things that pop up, but i'm not staying late everyday, i have a life (sort of).
     
  18. Lance Halberd

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    They let you be in charge? o_O 

    I was offered salaried pay during my last yearly review, and I politely turned it down, as I'd rather have the overtime moolah than comp time.
     

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