I used to be in a New graduate program and a pretty prestigious hospital with shifts from 7-730. My first day on the floor I stayed until 10:30 pm, second day until 11 pm and mind you I was almost late for work the next day because factoring in the commute home, I would get home very late. I would never get paid for after 730 no matter how late I stayed.This hospital works on an honors system in which you do not clock in or clock out. As I learned later, if you work late, the charge nurse writes down the time you stayed until and same if you come in late. I think there may be another way to put in overtime online but I was never taught that and didn't know about it until I resigned.My preceptor would have me stay late for a variety of reasons. Sometimes at 8/830 we would still be hanging medications because she would volunteer us to do some things for night shift, and once we finally finished all of that we would have to do all the charting that we neglected. There were many days that i finished everything on time, but would be dismayed as to how I would still leave at 10:30 pm because I would have to re-write my whole end of shift note. And mind you, I understand learning but I would say the exact SAME thing that my preceptor would like me to say on my own, but still she would delete the whole thing and many times she would literally type up my note. Many of the corrections involved putting abbreviations on certain words, and another preceptor was shocked that this one didn't think my notes were okay and that we'd rewrite the whole thing. This process made took hours, and multiple people on my floor would tell me that it was ridiculous that I was staying so late, and that I should change my preceptor all together...MULTIPLE.My educator always reiterated to us that "New grads don't get overtime." Thats all she said. She knew we were staying late but said that we dont qualify for overtime, but we were never told to go home. Many of my peers on other floors thought that this was odd and downright illegal because they all received overtime new grad or not. Anyways after I resigned shortly after (Because of many reasons but being overwhelmed was one of them), I called the union to verify and the rep said that was absolutely not true and that everyone gets overtime if you stay late, new grad or not, probationary period or not, charting or not and she advised me to write a letter to the labor manager at HR at this hospital outlining what happened and end it off with the charting timestamps will prove that I stayed late on these days (Toward the middle of my stay at this hospital I was advised by someone to write down the times that I was leaving.)I mailed this letter (did not certify the mail or anything) and after two weeks I received no response so I emailed the letter to this specific person in HR and she called me the day later. (And she never confirmed that she received my mailed in letter or not.) She asked questions about what was being said, why we were staying late, etc, and said she would get back to me. Unfortunately, its been a month and I have not heard back from her. I definitely don't think it is a coincidence.Should I call back and ask what was the outcome? Should I go directly to the state with my complaint. My biggest issue now is how the situation is being handled. Even if you do not think I am entitled to back pay I think it's ridiculous to ignore someone.