I have a question about overtime. Overtime is not paid, I earn a reasonable salary and don’t mind to stay later occasionally but there are some changes happening at work which may result in more overtime for the foreseeable future. As I said I don’t mind some overtime but I think time has come to push back a little and ask the company to compensate overtime if the planned changes were to go ahead. I would prefer not to do the overtime and go home to be with my DC instead but if it needs to be done so be it. At the moment our overtime is about 1 hr to 1.5 hrs a day which is likely to increase..
I’m thinking about putting an email together for HR in response to their e-mail informing us about the proposed changes and see what they say. Probably nothing but still worth a try. Any ideas/ suggestions as how to word this would be much appreciated.
Where's your line manager in this? Strange for proposed changes to be communicated in an email from HR rather than by your line manager, and I would certainly suggest you raise this concern with him/her as a first point of call rather than emailing HR about it.
One to 1.5 hours overtime per day doesn't strike me as "occasional"? If you have the type of job where you are paid a salary and overtime is just seen as a given, I don't think you necessarily have a case for getting paid now that the extra hours may increase further. However, if your role should reasonably be done within specific hours and you are already regularly exceeding those hours, now would probably be a good time to raise the issue before it gets worse.
About 20 pct of the workforce on our floor are temps. The reason why this is so high is because there was a recruitment freeze about 2 years ago however these temps are by no means temporary.. It takes about 6 months to train one so they can do the job by themselves. The temps are now been released because those jobs are supposed to go to a different (cheaper) country. The transition period is said to be 18 months however some of the people we spent months training are starting to jump ship now..
The workload still needs to be done... Even if we get replacements straight away this would not help the situation.
I don't think it would be fair the expect the permanent staff to take on all the extra work for nothing...
Also not being naive but I would not rule out that once all the temp jobs are abroad that ours will not be next to go..