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Is it only me or are there other people out there that are tired of being exploited by their employer? I think that these days they expect far too much from their employees, particularly when it comes to demands on time.
I have a reasonably good and well paid job in an office and I am contracted to work 37.5 hours per week. Occasionally you accept that a job needs to be finished so you put in a little extra time gratis. It is only fifteen minutes or so here and there, so this isn't really a big deal as far as I am concerned. Sometimes you may need to leave early for medical appointments etc. so it works both ways and will usually balance out at the end of the month.
Boss - expecting me to work my lunch, come in early, leave late and to dedicate my life soul to the company ... add your comment on our forum.
Why is it though that my employer is increasingly expecting me to work my lunch, come in early, leave late, and to dedicate my life soul to the company? I was recently called into the directors office and had my commitment to the job brought into question.
He explained that sometimes he is at his desk until 10 pm. Why do I think I can go at 5 pm? I told him that I think I can go that early because that is when he stops paying me. If he would like me to stay, I will on occasions do so provided he pays me for my time and services. I don't think that is unreasonable, do you?
At the end of the day I want to go home...
At the end of the day I want to go home to my family and spend some quality time with them. I do not want to sit at my desk facing his office, afraid of leaving in case I become surplus to requirements!
It's high time my employer realised that his employees do in fact have a life outside work. We do a job to live and not the other way round.
What do you think?