“I like my job and I’m a physical therapist but I wouldn’t work on Saturdays. Not worth it, no! I value free time more. ”
I have a friend who works overtime very often.
But what she has to do is not job-related stuff. Usually it’s her superior’s personal things.
But my friend still does it.
This kind of problem exists in Hong Kong as well.
For example, like nurses.
Not enough salary, but a ton of things to do.
If private hospitals can offer more money, then public hospitals will have a hard time to fine someone to work.
I know this Taiwanese guy.
He worked at a company where he got paid to until 6pm.
And he had to go ask his boss if he could go home.
And the boss said no, he had to stay, that guy wouldn’t get paid.
In America, that don’t fly.
It’s actually illegal to have you be working your job and not be clocked in and getting paid for that.
And if you do work over 40 hours a week, it’s considered overtime.
What overtime is, is it takes your basic rate of pay and then times it by 1.5.
Let’s say you are making $10 an hour, you would be then working for $15 an hour.
In the milk factory,
That was for the morning shift and the afternoon.
For the night shift we got paid a little bit more, maybe 16.5.
But the weekend is 12-hr shift.
On Saturdays, it’s paid 1.5. On Sundays, it’s double.