Why do bosses always fulfill the common Dilbert-ian stereotype of white, male and unsympathetic in most of the comics? (And mostly dim, old and bald, only sometimes young and well groomed. Almost never PoC, female or part of a minority in the comic’s context.)
I can’t complain on this one
Our two store managers are on salary and commonly work 50 to 60 hours a week
I’m paid time and a half for overtime and don’t get it often
I thought I’d copy a reply to unfair.de out here so it’s not lost in the nested comments-•••Y’all play nice. I could have made the boss a different person, no problem. It wouldn’t have worried me one whit. I didn’t have a lot of jobs before Cartooning was my primary income. My bosses were all old white guys, and they had no issues with asking the employees to go the extra mile while they went home. I don’t mind being called out for not challenging my own imagination. My favorite aphorism is, as I’ve said many time here, “The assumptions you don’t realize you’re making do you the most harm.”
Don’t say ‘late’ to us old guys!
A company I once worked for asked us to work overtime and we put in a LOT of extra hours to get a understaffed project hauled into completion. The following month we noticed that our salary did not include any of the extra overtime and when we confronted management about it they replied that since they asked us and we had a choice to say yes or no they where not obliged to pay us any extra (which was technically correct but every time we had been asked to work overtime we also got paid extra, so going by the norm in the company we had no reason to believe otherwise). And so the whole team stopped working any overtime at all from that day and only did what our contract demaned of us within working hours. They couldn’t reprimand us because each of us contributed well within the SLA’s, but being understaffed it just was not enough of course. So after a while they offered to pay the overtime we had put in earlier and never try to pull something like that again if we crunched the last weekend before deadline to reach the goal. The following salary was very joyful to behold.
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