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SALARIED MGMT. WORKING TOO MANY HOURS

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1,369 words with 1 Comments; publish: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 23:25:00 GMT; (80063.48, « »)

I AM A SINGLE MOM OF 2 SMALL CHILDREN, I AM EXPECTED TO WORK 60+ HOURS A WEEK, 2 OF THOSE DAYS ARE 15 HOUR DAYS. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH, ON DAYS OFF I'M EXPECTED TO CALL IN & MAKE SURE THINGS GET DONE. ISN'T A DAY OFF MY OWN TIME AWAY FROM WORK? ISN'T THIS THE REASON THERE ARE MORE MGRS. ON DUTY? AM I MISSING THE BOAT OR DO THEY EXPECT TOO MUCH? DURING THE HOLIDAYS/INVENTORY WERE ARE REQUIRED TO WORK 6-7 DAYS A WEEK 70+ HRS

DON'T PEOPLE BELIEVE IN FAMILY LIFE? I CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH, MY CHILDREN WILL ALWAYS COME FIRST, AND I WILL NOT HAVE A JOB THREATEN THEIR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS? HOW FAR CAN A COMPANY PUSH THEIR MANAGEMENT? CAN THEY REALLY DO THIS? THE PAY IS GOOD AND THAT'S WHY I STAY, I NEED TO PUT A ROOF OVER MY KIDS AND FOOD ON THE TABLE. BUT AT WHAT EXPENSE? I NEED MY TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM. THEY ARE ONLY 3 & 5... CAN SOMEONE HELP

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    • Since you are management, you are probably an exempt employee. Thus, you are not covered by any overtime hours. Nor are there any federal laws stating that employees can only be scheduled to work X hours per month. Of course, your off days are supposed to be that. I doubt that you have any recourse other than finding another job. However, I am sure you can get a free consult from an employment law attorney near you. You can find one at

      #1; Thu, 06 Jul 2000 12:43:00 GMT