Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Workplace blues

Things like this frustrate me.

An employee gets a day off with pay on these holidays:

New Years Day

Martin Luther King Day

Presidents Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

But hourly (non-salaried) employees are only paid overtime on these days:

New Years

July 4th



Shouldn't I get paid overtime for working on every holiday that a 'regular' employee gets off? If I was an hourly employee in the Sales Department I'd have the day off. Somehow this does not seem fair. (Yes, I know, not everything in life is fair.....But still, this doesn't seem cool).

While we're on the topic....

I am still feeling like a fish out of water in many ways at work. It's tough to bond with co-workers when your back is to them (this thought is echoed by at least one other web person at the station) since you're not really a part of conversations, whether they relate to News or not. I feel that I am not really making friends as easily as I usually do. This also has to do with my odd schedule since I'm not really able to socialize a few nights of the week since I need to be in bed so early. Doesn't help that I work one night per weekend.



Bill T said...
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Bill T said...

My opinion: according to that schedule those of you in the News department should get 4 personal days to use as you choose (in lieu of MLK, Presidents Day, Memorial and Labor Day). So, say, instead of taking MLK off, you take a day off to get a three-day weekend following February Sweeps.

But what really seems painful was this: since Xmas Day and New Year's Day were on weekends in 2005, the OBSERVED holidays were the following Mondays. Do you get overtime -- or doubletime -- for working on Christmas Day, or do you get overtime or doubletime for working THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS? Hmph!

The paycheck will reveal all... In any event it's a hell of a pain for the payroll department. (I'm too lazy to go pester them for the real answer right now. 8^D )