Doing overtime: Killjoy Vs Extra incomeMost of us would have done extra shifts at some time or the other. It would start as helping out at the workplace during times of genuine shortage or times of emergency.
Some firms or offices are perpetually short staffed due to budget cuts or other reasons. Here OT becomes a regular feature and the chance to earn some much-needed money becomes difficult to resist.
Some managers are smart to know the regular staff how would oblige for such requests and rope them quickly to cover shifts.
But over time eats into the family time for most middle-class employees, it affects more if the mother is at the office doing overtime.
Would you feel regular overtimes would be a welcome source of a little income or would you view it as a killjoy.