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Old 04-10-2021, 06:57 AM   #1
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Another Saturday Working and another day of not getting paid for it.
Anyone else here on salary that does not get compensated for weekend work? I don't mind the work, but after only 3 weekends off this year, it is getting OLD really fast...
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:08 AM   #2
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What is your job that takes your weekends?
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:10 AM   #3
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Honestly it depends on a lot of factors. When I drove truck over the road I didnít get weekends I worked basically 24/7.


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Old 04-10-2021, 07:11 AM   #4
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I guess there are trade offs for a guaranteed salary.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:12 AM   #5
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There is a point where salaried employees are eligible for overtime under law. You might research it.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:35 AM   #6
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Try running your own small business. You might walk out the door but your mind never really does.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:39 AM   #7
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I was salary for 23 years. Never even thought about it. Part of the territory/responsibilities. Your company must be doing well which is a blessing also. For us the perks, "trips, bonuses and stock" all outweighed it in my mind. But again I guess I was the guy who took his laptop on his honeymoon so there were no surprises when I got back.

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Old 04-10-2021, 07:43 AM   #8
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Try running your own small business. You might walk out the door but your mind never really does.
Bingeaux!!! 11:30 pm last night my wife is showing me hourly/weekly trend lines on her iPad as I was face down in the pillow.......it NEVER stops when it is yours!

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Old 04-10-2021, 07:49 AM   #9
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Iím a desk jockey. We arenít ever callled into work just because everyone is working the weekend, but if your workload requires more hours during the week or on the weekend, then lucky you. You either perform or they find someone who will.


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Old 04-10-2021, 07:50 AM   #10
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Salary for the last 16 years. 24/7 on call. Every other weekend off. It’s just part of every day life now.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:51 AM   #11
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Another Saturday Working and another day of not getting paid for it.
Anyone else here on salary that does not get compensated for weekend work? I don't mind the work, but after only 3 weekends off this year, it is getting OLD really fast...
Yep, and I feel your pain.

I've got guys working this weekend. I repeatedly tell them to take time off on the company in the middle of the week. If nothing else, take a day and regroup.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:58 AM   #12
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I work a lot of weekends. I also don’t work a lot of fridays in my slow season and will slip away for a 3-4 day weekend. I’m technically not slated anymore, commissioned, so I’m judicious that my overtime is earning me $

It’s a fair trade off in my opinion. I had a salaried colleague who literally tracked every hour over 40 he worked and comp’d the time. Every hour over 40 1 week was an hour under 40 he wouldn’t work sometime during the year. I’m there to get a job done, not watch a clock
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:06 AM   #13
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I can tell you this if your not happy with you job move on, Life is to short.

What's the rest of the story?
Do you get paid vacations? and how many weeks?
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:19 AM   #14
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Work for a Sausage Producer and all though I really enjoy my job, I DON'T Live to Work, I Work to Live. The biggest issue is when I need a weekend off it is like pulling teeth to get off.
During the entire pandemic we were NON-STOP.

Yes having that same pay week in and week out does make the household a little easier. When I started we got an hourly rate on weekends, but someone complained we were MAKING TOO MUCH MONEY soi that got stopped; mainly because one person abused it..
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:42 AM   #15
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There’s pros and cons to it for sure. I’ve never worked a normal 50hr week since I went salary but I wouldn’t trade it. I can cut out for a bit and pick my daughter up, lots of flexibility. My wife is not a fan that I have both phones and my laptop on vacations or meetings that start anywhere from 9-12pm when I deal with our Asia clients but like Oscar said there is a lot of good benefits that come with it
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:58 AM   #16
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Iím working today also.

Not really free but it does cut down the $$/hour pay rate when salaried and working 60 hours a week
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Old 04-10-2021, 10:04 AM   #17
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I salaried lots of Saturdayís but the hard work paid off with substantial bonus that paid much higher then any overtime would have. Once overtime is in play it is managed and can be overcome with higher staffing.


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Old 04-10-2021, 10:34 AM   #18
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Iím a desk jockey. We arenít ever callled into work just because everyone is working the weekend, but if your workload requires more hours during the week or on the weekend, then lucky you. You either perform or they find someone who will.


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BS. There are plenty of companies out there that take advantage of salaried employees and overload them with work where they canít have weekends off.

Now if the OP isnít keeping up with his normal workload then thatís on him.


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Old 04-10-2021, 10:39 AM   #19
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I've never worked salary...always punched a clock...if and when I agree to salary I will work extra if needed...there becomes a point where it'd being abused by the employer...I would think a salary should be based on a 40-50 hour work week...thats it....beyond that if there aren't commissions or bonuses and your role requires a ton of extra hours present, that should be justification for them to employ two of you....ifnits just a seasonal thing or something u are doing for the interim till they hire some help then that's understandable even though it sucksright now
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Old 04-10-2021, 10:52 AM   #20
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Im Salary...
I work every day of the week
Average day is 14 plus hours
My phone is always on , calls/texts/emails pretty much non stop.

I know what I was hired to do and I have goals in life, I only owe money on 3 items and they will be paid for in 2 to 4 years, zero CC debt.

Close on a ranch in 9 days and it will be paid for in the next 2 years if all goes to plan.
I work so I can succeed on my goals, Im 48 now, by the time Im 55 Ill be setting on top of a mountain watching my cows grow in the valley below.
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Old 04-10-2021, 12:00 PM   #21
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BS. There are plenty of companies out there that take advantage of salaried employees and overload them with work where they canít have weekends off.

Now if the OP isnít keeping up with his normal workload then thatís on him.


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My workload is taken care of DAILY as well as assuming more. It is the ones that work in the "Ivory Tower" (Upper Admin) that schedule Unobtainable Targets for the Day and Week for those of on on the ground doing the work..
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Old 04-10-2021, 02:49 PM   #22
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Working right now. Thank goodness I don't have to work weekends very often but it does happen from time to time. Just glad to have a job these days.
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Old 04-10-2021, 03:04 PM   #23
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TBH and other social media outlets steal more time from employers M-F, than most people could make up all day Saturday. Especially if your on TBH while working on Saturday too.

My salaried employees are paid to do a job, whatever that entails. If they feel as if theyíre under-compensated for the load of work, then Iíd hope theyíd come to talk about it. But, beware that theyíd have to defend that position, taking into account: time off, leaving early, getting there late, company truck used to haul boat to lake, company truck used on vacation, long lunches, social media usage while at work, standing around BSing, taking a excavator home for the weekend, etc. I canít stand a clock-watcher, because Iím not a task-watcher, but if someone thinks Iím underpaying them, they better be able to defend the position. If I find or feel they are right, I feel like a ****. I donít ever want someone working for me to feel undervalued.


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Old 04-10-2021, 03:38 PM   #24
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Part of being salary. I’ve worked more “free days” as you call them, than a lot of people work their entire life. LOL
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:33 AM   #25
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I can tell you this if your not happy with you job move on, Life is to short.

What's the rest of the story?
Do you get paid vacations? and how many weeks?
Yes 3 weeks paid vacation a year, usually end up giving back about 3-4 days a year. Bonus eligible as well.
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy my job, but working every Saturday starts to get a little old after a while. I miss a lot of family functions because of it.
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:48 AM   #26
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Bingeaux!!! 11:30 pm last night my wife is showing me hourly/weekly trend lines on her iPad as I was face down in the pillow.......it NEVER stops when it is yours!

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Old 04-12-2021, 06:06 AM   #27
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In my industry 50/hrs a week is the expected minimum. I work weekends either when itís my turn, I have a lot of stuff to catch up on, or my people are doing critical stuff that I need to be there for. I also have to work random night shifts here and there whenever needed. All part of the territory with being salaried.


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Old 04-12-2021, 06:09 AM   #28
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My job is 7 days a week, I feel your pain
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:18 AM   #29
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Comes with the territory.They couldn't pay me enough to be salary,at my company..There are some **** nice benefits that come with it,but the middle of the night(disaster calls)..Nah,I'm good.
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:57 AM   #30
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Another Saturday Working and another day of not getting paid for it.
Anyone else here on salary that does not get compensated for weekend work? I don't mind the work, but after only 3 weekends off this year, it is getting OLD really fast...
With you sir. Not working as much now but I did for 7 or 8 years, until about a year ago. Guess I didn't "have to" technically, but always felt like I did and the work had to get done. Worked about 70 hours a week and got paid for 40.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:03 AM   #31
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I find myself working Saturdays and even Sundays on occasion being salaried. I know my pay reflects having to do that every now and then, so I don't mind much. It's not fun, but got to do it sometimes.
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