MHS wrote:I have absolutely 0 problem working over a weekend or putting in a 20 hour day (or a string of them) if there's something that has to be done- a deadline looming, a big project, whatever. It's the constant grind of long days for absolutely no reason that pisses me off.
Yet another similarity we have in common it sounds like.
When my boss asks me if I want to work this weekend, of course my answer is no. I never want to work any weekends ever. And while we're at it, can I have a 3 day work week too? But my response is just another question. Do you need me to work this weekend? If the answer is yes, or it would help, my answer is easy. I'll be there. Do you need next weekend too? Done. Do you need me to stay here until such and such is working? Will do, but can I get a cot in case I need to rest for a bit at 3am? Thanks.
I've recently put in two 14 hour days (separated by a week or so) for a client that has poor organizational skills and tight timelines. It was my pleasure. I didn't ask for permission or overtime (government employee with strict regulations, not all of which are to my benefit as an employee). I just did it. Client was appreciative (not enough imo, but c'est la vie) and I had job satisfaction of doing good work and bailing them out.
Good stuff, right? My boss who is incapable of saying "good job" to anyone, ever, didn't say anything to me. Fine, I don't need his validation anyway. He's hard on the morale of the entire team and this is the smallest of the reasons. Whatever. Except I recently took a sick day that I am entitled to, that I had bank for, and which didn't negatively impact anything in the office. We have a meeting tomorrow to "discuss" it. Which is ridiculous, given there is nothing to discuss and if I was as much of a prick as he is, I could invite my union rep to attend instead of me.
Seriously, I will give you the shirt off my back if you need it, but on a day to day basis, I am NOT working 60+ hours a week. If I wanted that I'd be in private industry where my salary would jump at least 25-33% (which is still less than the 50% more I'd be working).
Who the fuck thinks it's ok to have an employee give you 12 hours for free, then make a federal case out of taking a day of leave that they are entitled to, which caused exactly zero issues from a work stand point?
It's morons like this that turn situations where employees are happy to work overtime to accomplish goals, into problems where employees are just not willing to go the extra mile for you for anything, even extremely important work.