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    What can you do if your 40 hr week job jumps to 60 hrs week plus on-calls. I am exhausted and there is no end to it. I was hired for 40 hr work week. After 3-4 weeks I was on my own and now I never get home before 7:30-8PM. I want to quit but there aren't any other jobs out there. This overtime is mandatory because my work MUST be done. I was never informed the hours would be like this.

    If I quit will I be eligible for unemployment in NC?

    Thanks - LB

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    If I quit will I be eligible for unemployment in NC?
    Under the circumstances you describe most likely not.

    The only one who can lose is you, there are tons of people who would jump on that job in a heartbeat.
    "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate'' - Sir William of Ockham, a.k.a. Ockham's Razor

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Eng&SafetyMGR View Post
      Under the circumstances you describe most likely not.

      The only one who can lose is you, there are tons of people who would jump on that job in a heartbeat.

      Well, I'll just have to keep looking for another job. After I submitted this question I looked up labor law in NC. There is basically nothing in the law to protect the employee. Employers can force overtime, cancel days off, deny any type of break during work hours.

      Where's Jimmy Hoffa when you need him?

      Blessings - Laurie

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      • #4
        There are laws to "protect" the employees. This just isn't one of them, at least not in your state.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
          There are laws to "protect" the employees. This just isn't one of them, at least not in your state.
          I do love NC but it is so sucky in so many way.

          Blessings - Laurie

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          • #6
            Just as an aside, I have a good friend who is a supervisor in a castings plant. He works around 70 hours a week on a regular basis, and has been doing that for years. I agree, though, that he is tired a lot.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
              Just as an aside, I have a good friend who is a supervisor in a castings plant. He works around 70 hours a week on a regular basis, and has been doing that for years. I agree, though, that he is tired a lot.
              Ugh! I guess it's OK if you want to do it, but being required to work that many hours is just horrible. Jimmy, Jimmy come back!

              Blessings - Laurie

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              • #8
                My husband's duty day can be 14 hours and is close to 14 hours regularly. Its not ideal by any means and yes, you get tired but its not just NC that allows that.
                I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
                Thomas Jefferson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by laurieb View Post
                  Ugh! I guess it's OK if you want to do it, but being required to work that many hours is just horrible. Jimmy, Jimmy come back!

                  Blessings - Laurie

                  One does what one needs to do to pay child support ; the plant employees are unionized, but he is a supervisor and, needless to say, the supervisors are not union.
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                  • #10
                    If you are an hourly employee then I think they owe you overtime pay for anything over 40 hours. If you are salaried, then they probably don't owe you overtime.

                    The "Wage and Hour" division of our NC Dept of Labor can give you advise on those issues.

                    Bob
                    Bob Bollinger, Attorney
                    Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law
                    Charlotte, NC

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                    • #11
                      Well, if "salaried" equates to exempt, that would be true.
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