Madison wrote:Coppermine wrote:Just to respond...
I routinely work 50+ hours per week... however, I am not permitted to document more than 40 hours per week on my time sheet specifically because I'm "not supposed to." Only my direct manager knows how much I work, and it's becoming increasingly obvious that he has little influence over my work incentives.
Also, this is not specifically for my company, but for my client... I'm an IT consultant and they need "consultants" to do this work. I'm considered a resource, or rather, nothing more than "billable hours" to the president of my company.
To think, 6 months ago I liked my job. At that point I would have worked a weekend without any incentive simply because I thought things were going well and advancement through my company was right over the horizon. Now I'm not so sure. They also seem to be in trouble financially. The executive managers are not approving any spending, and employees are starting to get spread absurdly thin.
Also, my cell phone bill has risen significantly over the past months because of business related calls. I also take trips to clients sometimes up to 2 hours away. I don't get reimbursed for either and with travel, an 8 hour day becomes 11 or 12; and I hear about people who do get reimbursed for these things. Is that BS?
Sounds like you are more of an idependent contractor the way you're talking......
Anyhow, most companies pay all work related travel expenses for their employees. Plane tickets, hotels, rental car, gas, food allowance, etc. Yours doesn't?
That's odd. Most consulting firms that I know of pay for any work-related expense especially when you're on the road. Sounds like you're working at one of those mid-tier niche IT consultant firms that's not quite Capgemini or BearingPoint and definitely a way off from McK, BCG, and Bain.
If you've committed to working weekends, then I suppose you have to be a trooper in doing so. Like 1337 said, you're probably doing so to be in the good graces of the higher-ups.