Over­time needed to get job done

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Indulgence -

OVER­TIME is be­com­ing a fact of work­ing life and we are be­com­ing a na­tion of worka­holics. More than 90 per cent in a news.com.au sur­vey say they worked over­time in the week be­fore the sur­vey. Four out of five were not paid.

The sur­vey of 3141 em­ploy­ees, con­ducted by Coredata in part­ner­ship with news.com.au, says over­time was a re­sult of a ne­ces­sity to fin­ish work. There was no choice. Un­paid over­time is be­com­ing com­mon among those in the higher in­come brack­ets, peo­ple on AWA­con­tracts and pro­fes­sion­als.

For three out of five em­ploy­ees, time-off in lieu was re­ceived.

Em­ploy­ers in 60 per cent of over­time oc­cur­rences were not in favour of work be­ing com­pleted at home, the sur­vey says.

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