I have NEVER....will NEVER...do OVERTIME on ANY job I ever work or have worked. Nope....I do NOT play that game! When I hire on a job, I very clearly state what I will or won't do....the manager has at that time the option of not hiring me, or hiring me based on my criteria. If she/he hires me anyway, BUT thinks they can manipulate me after the hire, there's only one fool that gets embarrassed or upset when the question of "Will you work O.T. tonight...blah...blah...blah" comes up, and that fool aint me.
UNLESS you want to work O.T., IF you are only doing it because you feel you can't say "No", or "You'll be fired and you can't afford to be", then either find yourself a place to work where you won't have to be abused by management, or suck it up and deal with it.
That's the only two options we have when it comes to making choices. Deal or Wheel.....that's it in a nutshell! :chuckle
When I return to work, I plan on drawing up my own work contract specifying what I will and won't do. It must be agreed upon by both parties involved....myself and the person doing the hiring......and both parties must sign that contract. A clause will state that if one or the other breaches said contract, consequences outlined in the contract will follow. Rest assured there won't be a dang thing in my contract that I am not willing to abide by, therefore making it ironclad on my part.