The company I work for is open from 8am to 10pm Mon - Fri and 9am to 6pm on Sat, and 12pm to 6pm on Sun. I work 10am to 7pm Tues - Fri and 9am to 6pm on Sat. Off on Sun and Mon. I work for a Telecom company, in internet/IT.
My company has a policy that is part of their mission statement that basically says they value employees personal time and family time away from work beyond the hours employees work. They do not offer overtime. Sometimes I get stuck staying late Tues - Fri. No big deal. I just leave early the next day, like I said they do not offer nor want to pay OT. Another policy they have is on Sat. and Sun, because we are not at full staff no one is allowed to leave early unless they are sick. If a person takes a short lunch they can leave early or come in late the following Tues.
On Sat. we only have about 6 or 7 of us working with a Supervisor. That is why no one can leave early. For the last couple of Sat. someone has been allowed to leave early. As a result I have had to stay late to help pick op the slack. I do not volunteer for this. At about 5 min. before we close something always happens that I need to stay and deal with. So the time I am stuck there my weekend is being shortened and cut into. This really pisses me off when I see everyone else leave and I have to stay often up to a half an hour later. My boss says well you can just leave early on Tues. She knows I am getting tired of this, but does nothing to fix the problem, despite me going to her and her boss both about the problem. I have been very diplomtic about it.
I may be able to leave early on Sat. but my weekend is still cut short and I am beginning to think the company does not believe their own mission statement about valueing someones time after the work shift ends. I have always left early the following Tues. when I work late on Sat. Technically I did not get my full 2 days off. If I did I would have started late on Tues., not elave early.
So I have made a decision of 3 choices I can make. I want to know what you would do.
1. Record my time like I do everyday and get paid the overtime, not leave early the next work day, or any day for that matter. If the boss says something about it then politley and diplomatically explain why. And discuss and negotiate a solution to the problem of me staying late on Sat. But let my boss come to me, stop going to her as I had been.
2. Call my boss on her day off, Mon. and say because I stayed late on Sat. I am coming in late tomorrow, Tues. In other words bother her with this on her day off because my time off was cut into on Sat. Of course I will not say I am calling you on your day off because I had to stay late on Sat. I'll be nice about it.
3. Wait until the following Sat., after lunch so I am not told to take a longer lunch, but well enough before I leave and say to my boss I want to leave early on today because I stayed late the previous Sat.
Either way the company owes me something for cutting into my time off. I bust my ass for them and they claim they value my time off after my shift ends. I'm getting sick and frustrated with it. I'm also sorry to vent this frustration on you folks. But what of the 3 choices would you do?