Mandatory Overtime

Do understand the difference between when overtime is voluntary and when it is mandatory.

  • If overtime is offered and you say "yes"… that is voluntary.
  • If the manager (representative) pleads, "please, please, please stay" and you say "yes"… that is voluntary.
  • If the manager (representative) says, "one of you must stay"…and one of you does…that is voluntary.

 

If you say "no" when overtime is offered and you clearly state that you are leaving at the end of your shift and the manager representative then tells you "you must stay"…that is mandatory overtime.  Even if you are able to negotiate this down to a shorter period of time… it is still mandatory overtime.