Crazy working hours..

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Re: Crazy working hours..

Postby Remi » 06 Jan 2012, 13:44

not really they just brought me my contract to sign...
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Re: Crazy working hours..

Postby Feiren » 06 Jan 2012, 13:46

Okami wrote:If they aren't talking to you that may be a bad sign.


Yes, probably a bad sign. At best, they won't look out for you when you are about to get screwed. At worst they will actively help engineer your downfall. It's very important to build relationships with your fellow slaves. An important way of doing that is by staying late as part of the 'team'. You are damned if you do, damned if you don't.
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Re: Crazy working hours..

Postby Remi » 06 Jan 2012, 13:53

I am not an English teacher :)
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Re: Crazy working hours..

Postby StuartCa » 06 Jan 2012, 14:30

It's not a bad sign and it's probably wise to just slope off and not say anything.

The reason that many people work crazy hours is because they live in very small apartments with their parents well into adulthood and have no desire to go home to sit with their parents all night. They get more space and privacy in an office.
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Postby tommy525 » 06 Jan 2012, 14:36

The taiwanese office environment also becomes their home. Their world. They go out to eat afterwards in many cases and become a close knit group. Affairs even take place !
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Re: Crazy working hours..

Postby StuartCa » 06 Jan 2012, 14:39

tommy525 wrote:The taiwanese office environment also becomes their home. Their world. They go out to eat afterwards in many cases and become a close knit group. Affairs even take place !

Who'd have thought!! Office affairs!! Tell me it isn't true Tommy :wink:
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Re: Crazy working hours..

Postby tommy525 » 06 Jan 2012, 15:20

StuartCa wrote:
tommy525 wrote:The taiwanese office environment also becomes their home. Their world. They go out to eat afterwards in many cases and become a close knit group. Affairs even take place !

Who'd have thought!! Office affairs!! Tell me it isn't true Tommy :wink:


all too true my friend , all too true. The TV soaps dont hold a candle to what goes on in real life in the orifices.
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Postby StuartCa » 06 Jan 2012, 15:25

Cheers Tomster I was wondering for a minute if my eyes were deceiving me. At least now I know one of the reasons I don't have office romances, I never work overtime
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Postby heimuoshu » 07 Jan 2012, 00:37

StuartCa wrote:Cheers Tomster I was wondering for a minute if my eyes were deceiving me. At least now I know one of the reasons I don't have office romances, I never work overtime

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Postby PigBloodCake » 10 Jan 2012, 15:03

finley wrote:They get around it the same way western companies do: if you're asked to work overtime, then overtime pay is due....


http://careerplanning.about.com/od/federallawsus/g/def_exempt.htm

You can leave out most of the high tech employers in the States in your **western** companies quote above as they don't pay overtime to **exempt** employees.
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