Yes, Your Boss Can Require You to Work Crazy Hours

by Evil HR Lady on November 10, 2017

I am an exempt employee and work where many, many hours have now become the standard. One night we were required to stay until 11:30 p.m. After a 7:30 a.m. Start time. At a certain point are there any protections for workers in this class? We cannot be expected to work until all hours of the night on a consistent basis. Being salaried kinda stinks.  What, if anything can be done? My workplace found out I have begun tracking my hours and are most unhappy.

To read the answer, click here: Yes, Your Boss Can Require You to Work Crazy Hours

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mr Dependable, Clinical, Intellectual, Cynical November 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm

Salary serf on a 50-, 60-, or 70-hour-per-week “death march”. Welcome to America: like the job, it’s love it or leave it!


Maria Rose November 10, 2017 at 11:02 pm

Nice article suggestions for approaching the situation described in article. Plus the fact, the one who wrote in, identifies themselves as an exempt salary employee– which means they basically work per assignment. Apparently, they never expected to have to get job (assignment) done within a limited time factor (hence the longer than normal day).
You gave a very positive spin considering that you had limited information on type of job.


grannybunny November 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm

I had a job like that once. Sometimes, moving on is the only option. However, working those kind of hours — especially, over an extended period of time — wears you out so much and monopolizes so much of your time, that it makes a good job search extremely difficult.


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