Any­one work­ing over­time should be paid for it…

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To the let­ter writer who asked if they should be paid ex­tra for over­time, work­ing ad­di­tional hours means get­ting ad­di­tional money. Keep in mind that your com­pany will charge its cus­tomers for th­ese ex­tra hours, so you should get your part. As per UAE law, over­time is al­ready very much in favour of the em­ployer, as over­time paid to the em­ployee is cal­cu­lated only on the ba­sic salary, i.e. with­out in­clud­ing al­lowances such as hous­ing or liv­ing al­lowances. To a cer­tain ex­tent this is much more prof­itable for com­pa­nies to have their staff do­ing over­time on a con­tin­u­ous ba­sis than to re­cruit ad­di­tional staff. This is also why over­time is restricted as per law: should not be more than two hours per day dur­ing the week and only one Fri­day. If you are not get­ting paid for over­time, con­tact the Min­istry of Labour, even anony­mously. Al­bin Mougeotte UAE At­lanta pas­sen­gers as do many oth­ers. What is in­ter­est­ing is when book­ing let’s say a business class ticket from Dubai to San Fran­cisco, the ticket is usu­ally 20K AED. Book the same, but Mus­cat-DXB-SFO and the prices are some­times 70 per cent less or more in line with the Euro­pean car­ri­ers. Yet peo­ple keep fly­ing EK, so why change if you are will­ing to pay? Mark, Dubai streets of names that reg­u­lar road users don’t com­pute… No won­der the cab driv­ers strug­gle. Get back to logic please. Show area sig­nage. For ex­am­ple per­haps Al Wasl High street, Mead­ows lane, Mad­i­nat Av­enue....All roads lead to some­where. Driver D, Dubai

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