Would you like to have dinner with me tonight?
Sorry, I have to work overtime.
You are really career minded.
My boss promised to pay me double time.
范例二：Work late at night
You didn’t show up in the morning meeting. What’s up?
Well, I just came in. I worked overtime yesterday. Some statistics and very important documents seemed to be inaccurate. So I stayed to double check them. The boss was aware of my very late work of last night. So before he left office, he told me I could come one hour later this morning.
But you still look a little bit tired. What time did you leave?
It was around 1:30 in the morning. I guess I didn’t fall asleep till 3 because those numbers were involving in my mind. I just couldn’t stop thinking about them.
That’s normal after a tense work evening. Working overtime is not always a pleasant experience for me either. Once, I worked overtime everyday for a whole week including the weekend. That really broke my rhythm and I got a little sick later.
Working at weekend is something I hate to do most.
But if the company asks, what else can we do?
Do you know that working overtime in some companies is a regular thing?
An average ten hours or more a day according to a survey, the worst thing is that the employees get no pay for that.
You are kidding me? It is against the labor law. They should be aware of their rights.
But these people say nothing about that. They are worried about losing their job because there is surplus in labor force these days.
That’s not right, somebody should do something.