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  1. #1
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    Typical overtime policies?

    I'm an in house HVACR technician for a McDonald's franchise. I'm the only one in the company that does HVACR. I'm an employee not an independent contractor.

    I only get overtime after 8 hours if the call was placed the same day after 12pm. If I have a week day off and get called in for an emergency I do not get overtime. If its a weekend, however, I do. They told me if I work over 8 hours in a day I have to put the extra hours on a different day on my time card so they don't have to legally pay me overtime. I'm paid 1/2 rate for picking up parts, drive time, paperwork/administrative tasks.

    Is this normal/fair? Do you guys get overtime after 8 hours in one day regardless of when the call was placed? Are you guys on call every single week? Do you get paid the same rate for administrative stuff? Do you get commission on parts or profit share?

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    Oh, Man.

    BOHICA....

    They told me if I work over 8 hours in a day I have to put the extra hours on a different day on my time card so they don't have to legally pay me overtime


    Get that in writing.

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    I would start looking for a new job immediately. Don't even think its legal what their doing

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    Yea that doesn't sound legal.

    I get paid overtime after 40 not 8.

    If I cut out early and I work late the next day it washes out.

    ANY call outs or weekend jobs iz overtime.

    Sundays and holidays are double bubble.

    I would have a talk with whomever is trying to bypass your legal rights.

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    Non-tech tasks

    What about other tasks like parts and drive time between stores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    Yea that doesn't sound legal.

    I get paid overtime after 40 not 8.

    If I cut out early and I work late the next day it washes out.

    ANY call outs or weekend jobs iz overtime.

    Sundays and holidays are double bubble.

    I would have a talk with whomever is trying to bypass your legal rights.
    Same here.

    Who's your boss the hamburgler?

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    You should be getting paid your hourly rate to do anything that pertains to the job. Never heard of getting paid half your pay to do this stuff

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    wow..... not right... pick up half the parts for half the pay.....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcairrepair View Post
    What about other tasks like parts and drive time between stores?
    Non-tech tasks?

    Part of my job is to maintain a well stocked truck. This means regular visits to the supply house to replenish that stock. Also, part of that is to pick up those odd-ball parts that I may not have in stock.

    If I serviced a single location, then driving from point to point wouldn't be an issue. I'd drive my personal vehicle to work, collect my tools and go to work. After 8, I'd wrap it and go home with my cell phone turned OFF.

    Your employer wants you to service multiple locations, then driving to those locations is now part of your JOB.

    Your employer wants to interrupt your scheduled day OFF with his problems? Then you get OT for that, whether it is Wednesday at 11AM or Saturday at 11:30 PM.

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    McDonalds Franchises are not cheap.

    Why does the owner have to be so cheap ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    Same here.

    Who's your boss the hamburgler?
    That there's funny, I don't care who you are....

  12. #12
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    They did however start me at $40/hr. So I feel like I shouldn't be complaining. Is that enough to not complain about those other things?

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    probably make you pay full price for lunch too...?

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