Originally Posted by Weevilone
Yeah I don't get that corporate culture. My wife has found herself in a spot where she's going to lose half her vacation this year. If she takes a day off, they call with emergencies all day. She takes calls all weekend for emergencies.. working long days for no OT pay. Now on top of that they've handed her the responsibility to assemble next year's budget, and when she said she needed to add an employee for help, they said no.. you just have to work more.
Fuck that.. time for a new job. She's been there 18 years and it wasn't like this, but now is owned by a private equity firm and they don't care, as they just want to flip the company. Their other new trick is to set revenue targets super unreasonable, lest people achieve bonus pay.
I was in a job with a very young workforce out of college. After I was there for 6 months (young company), they pretty much made no bones about it being a churn and burn shop. Onboard as fast as possible, and eject when they've used you up. This was in 2014 when college kids were hurting bad for jobs and willing to take anything. I was older, but out of work for 10 months, so I was hurting for a job too.
Funny enough, after I parted ways with them (after 10 months) I landed in the best job I've ever had. So, I'm not super bitter.
But that's the way alot of new companies are going. Make almost all your employees salaried, even ones who probably shouldn't be, then dump massive workloads requiring OT. You can recognize the companies with them advertising with terms like 'Work Hard, Play Hard' and that they have an onsite gym, ping pong table, and yoga classes. You know. All the amenities to make you stay at work longer than you should.
Remember kids, a job at its heart is a business transaction
. You give your time and effort, and the company reimburses you with pay and benefits. If you give OT hours that are unpaid, they better be recognized in some other way, even intangibly. Otherwise, you're giving it away for free, and I bet you value your time more than that.
Last story on that job, towards the end there was an office move and the administrative assistant (not office manager) was being tasked with pretty much the entire move, including phone setup, furniture, everything for 200-250 people. After it was done, during a company meeting the CEO gave a bit of a recognition speech for her, and gave her a gift card, complimentary talking about how she had barely seen her child of 4 months or her other daughter in the past three months. And the fuckers applauded it, while I looked on it disgust. That shouldn't have been cheered, it should have been actionable.