Overtime needed to get job done
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.