Wed Feb 27, 2019, 11:25 AM

Stop trusting your friends

The place where my wife works is short-handed, and she's been picking up extra hours, sometimes working 7 days a week. I said something like all the extra hours suck, but the OT will be nice.

She said we don't get OT, I said you might want to check on that.

So of course she asked he co-workers, and they told her, the company requires casual over time but they won't pay you. You will only get OT if you work more than 90 hours in two weeks. The idea being the man will screw you, they'll make you work 60 hours one week, than cut your hours back the next.

I said something like I'm pretty familiar with federal labor law, and that's illegal, would you please check with your boss or HR?

So she finally did, her employers policy is to pay OT, if you work more than scheduled, so since my wife is officially scheduled for 35 hours a week, she's getting a bunch of OT.

Pet peeve of mine, people get so much info from their friends, when they could look it up or go to an expert.

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Wed Feb 27, 2019, 11:31 AM

1. Sage advice.

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