VaranDragon wrote on Oct 1, 2020, 02:26:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 20:25:
In the U.S. software engineers are exempt from overtime regulations. The company can pay it but it's not law.
That is seriously fucked up.
Also, did everyone miss that 10% profit margin bonus? In the EU these kinds of things are usually stipulated by contract, or addendum to a contract. So that's not an empty promise.
It's only fucked up if they force you to work the overtime. I think everywhere in the world there will be employees who work extra hours unpaid because they think it'll help their career in the long run. It really depends on the company ethos, and how nice your boss is feeling, whether you can get paid for overtime. As I understand it, workers in America do a lot of unpaid overtime, and even work through their annual leave, which is crazy because you get so little to begin with - just 10 days on average.... I get 35 days and can buy more, or carry unused days into next year.