ack - Mandatory overtime!? wtf - MANDATORY half-hour lunches - is this legal? ***UPDATE***

NikPreviousAcct

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the company needs more hours. They're MAKING us work our full shifts, PLUS hours. They're going to FORCE us to work overtime or fire us. They're also making us take 30 minute lunches instead of full hour.

I'm work a fscking 10-hr day and I get all of 30 minutes for lunch and have to work more hours than that!? Goddamn... pig fsckers...

(update)

Anyway, I'm changing to 8hr days next week or so because 10hr days are getting to me. And I made an agreement. I'll come in and work another 10hr day Thursday (one of my days off) if they'll let me take a 1hr lunch. w0ot. But I'm not supposed to tell anybody because that's technically against the rules. I guess buying a keychain from my manager who sells Volkswagen memorabilia last week wasn't such a bad investment.

nik
 

pyonir

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be thankful you have the opportunity for overtime. My postition title specifically states overtime is NOT paid.
 

DaiShan

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If you are on salary you have to work it, hopefully they are paying you the big bucks...
 

NikPreviousAcct

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Oh yeah... it's not like there are calls pouring into the call center, either. As of today, the call volume has dropped dramatically. The past two weeks, we've been hammered with calls. But today, we actually have time to sit and wait for calls. So it's not like customers aren't getting handled.

:|

This place.... ARG!
 

NikPreviousAcct

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Originally posted by: DaiShan
If you are on salary you have to work it, hopefully they are paying you the big bucks...

haha - yeah, right. It's paid (if that's what you consider "big bucks"), but after 10 fugging hours, I'M STRESSED AS HELL. I don't need more hours on my hands every day - and I don't need managers breathing down my neck threatening with a pink slip if we don't comply with their demands. :|
 

Viper GTS

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It is perfectly legal. The last time they did that I checked Oregon labor statutes.

Fun, isn't it?

Viper GTS
 

pyonir

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christ, you'd think it was a sweatshop, and you get paid 38 cents a day.
 

bmacd

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Michigan Labor Laws used to require one hour lunches for a scheduled 9 hour shift i think, but now it's changed to where your employer can legally only dock/force you for half an hour.

-=bmacd=-
 

StageLeft

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That sucks. I suppose if it's legal you gotta put up with it though :( However there are people getting laid off and getting massive pay cuts right now too :(
 

NikPreviousAcct

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You'd be amazed how much they require us to "be flexible" when they're so unflexible that it's disgusting.

Viper GTS,
I wish there was something I could do. Seems that a lot of tech support companies are doing this now a days? Is there any sort of loophole you've found in favor of the techs instead of the communist management?

nik
 

Viper GTS

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The only loophole is the one where you toss them your badge and walk out the front door.

They are completely within their legal rights as your employer.

You, however, have the right to tell them to attain intimacy with a cattle prod - And then walk out the door.

Viper GTS
 

Michael1897

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Originally posted by: iamwiz82
I'll trade you jobs. I'd love the extra cash every week. It's good to save :)
quit whining, they are paying you overtime pay be happy that they aren't laying you off.
they cut my father's hours back this week. and to think you are complaining

 

NikPreviousAcct

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Originally posted by: iamwiz82
I'll trade you jobs. I'd love the extra cash every week. It's good to save :)

For the technical knowledge that I have, I get paid sh!t. For skills enough to pump gas, I'm paid well.

nik
 

pyonir

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Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
I'll trade you jobs. I'd love the extra cash every week. It's good to save :)

For the technical knowledge that I have, I get paid sh!t. For skills enough to pump gas, I'm paid well.

nik

at least you're still getting paid. and overtime too.
 

RGN

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Hey, those guys piss me off too. I mean, capping my fuggin download @ 1.5Mbs. :|:|:|:| I want my 3Mbs BACK!!!!!
 

ATLien247

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Originally posted by: ffmcobalt

For the technical knowledge that I have, I get paid sh!t. For skills enough to pump gas, I'm paid well.

Then why don't you use your "technical knowledge" to get a better job?
 

Viper GTS

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Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
I'll trade you jobs. I'd love the extra cash every week. It's good to save :)

For the technical knowledge that I have, I get paid sh!t. For skills enough to pump gas, I'm paid well.

nik

Actually, in this economy you don't have too much to complain about. There are many people that would kill for your job, including the mandatory OT.

Viper GTS
 

iamwiz82

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Originally posted by: Michael1897
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
I'll trade you jobs. I'd love the extra cash every week. It's good to save :)
quit whining, they are paying you overtime pay be happy that they aren't laying you off.
they cut my father's hours back this week. and to think you are complaining

why the hell did you quote me?