Guy I work with comes in to work around 10 or 11, sleeps at his desk, and gets paid overtime
I work for a small equipment manufacturer. This guy is the machine shop foreman and I work as an engineer. I come in at 7-7:30 am Monday to Friday and leave around 3:30-4 pm. I am salaried.
He will come in around 10 or 11 and then, from what I’ve heard, will leave around the time everyone else does, ie 4:30-5:30 pm.
On top of this, he comes in every day and almost immediately starts to sleep and snore loudly. The other two guys in the room are newer and I’m sure they are annoyed about it.
I’ve gotten used to it over the past 3 or 4 years. I keep to myself and wonder why no one says anything about his attendance or sleeping all day.
I’ve been told by the girl who does the payroll that she can’t stand seeing him come in late everyday and sleep and still get paid overtime.
He will say things like, he came in on Saturday and Sunday. He might well have been in on those days but come on, he was sleeping and/or there for maybe a few hours.
I guess the point of this post was to vent about my current work situation. I just hate to be paid less than someone who gets to freely sleep all day without consequence and they get paid extra on top of it.
I need to move on and find a better place. I’m currently stuck waiting for my girlfriend to get a job (less than a year) and maybe I can find something worth while.
Sorry for the long rant. I feel like I’ll be making right around this salary for the rest of my life the way things are going.
My salary might go up a thousand or two a year but the inflation rate keeps my salary stagnant. I’ll never retire. I’ll never enjoy life the way it should be lived.