posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 08:41 AM
Abosolutely not! And I wouldn't bend over backwards and allow myself to be worked to the bone and at my employer's beck and call as so many are
these days, because they are so lucky to still have a job!
I know so many people who have had really great jobs for the past 5-10 years. Now, with the economy falling apart, if they weren't let go with a
nice severence package, have to take a mandatory 1-wk unpaid furlough once a month, or take a pay decrease in order to keep their once great job, they
are forced to perform other peoples jobs, their workload has increased by at least 25%, their work schedules no longer have a schedule-they are
expected to be "on call" to work day or night, weekdays or weekends, and some are even to work double-shifts!!! If they don't, they will lose their
job! So everyone I know is being exploited by their once great job! All the while, their benefits are being either cut or they have to pay more for
them, company bonuses have been eradicated, even their employee discounts have been lowered or removed completely! No one is getting an increase in
pay for their increase in work and availability, some have even had to take pay reductions!
My job, is MY job! It works for me, otherwise, I don't work!
And no, I would never subject any employee to that kind of treatment. I would never ask anyone to work for free.