Originally Posted by KorrZ
I have a reputation at my employer for being anti-overtime.
I established it immediately and have worked to keep adamant about it.
I've heard some jokes from coworkers from time to time about bolting out the door at the strike of 5 but idgaf.
I left my old job of being a lead bookkeeper because of overtime/over work exertion.
I was responsible for the paperwork M-F, and they had someone part time to work Sat/Sun.
They left, and for nearly 16 months I worked 6 days a week for nearly 60 hours, unable to take my accrued vacation and actually lost it, because no one else at the job could do my job. Even being off Sunday wasn't a breeze, because I knew when I get there Monday morning I'd have 2 days of paperwork to handle because nothing got done on Sunday.
Boss kept promising me that he'd find someone, never did, gave him an ultimatum and just cut it loose after he failed to keep his word. He saw the work was getting done, he didn't see any incentive on getting someone to lighten the load.