RE: Motivation For Overtime?

Subject: RE: Motivation For Overtime?
From: Aoidìn Scully <ascully -at- flexicom -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 10:22:06 +0100

I agree with Denise on this one. My boss is very flexible when it comes
to if we want a few hours off to go shopping
orsomething, that's okay. The payback then is, if she needs us to put in
a few hours overtime, that's okay too. A sense of fairness is
paramount...a bit of give and take.

And before anyone jumps down my throat...I know I'm incredibly lucky to
have such a fair and understanding boss. And I have left jobs before
that expected more overtime than I was willing to do.

-----Original Message-----
From: Denise Lystad [mailto:lystad -at- lynden -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: Motivation For Overtime?

There is a third scenario. In my case, my company
is very flexible and employee-oriented. If someone
needs to be gone or leave early for family or
other reasons, they can (with proper notification,
of course). If there is a family crisis, serious
illness, etc. the company will bend over backwards
to support the employee in any way possible.

Because my company is willing to do so much for
me, I am very happy to do put in the extra effort
when the need arises and work however many
overtime hours necessary to to get the job done.
It's a matter of mutual respect.

Denise Lystad
Lynden Incorporated
Seattle, WA

Anthony Markatos wrote:
> Question for all salaried Technical Writers:
> How are you motivated to work overtime?

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