Old 12-12-2007, 20:30   #1 (permalink)
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Any of you who work for a design agency – do you get paid overtime and do you get sick pay?
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Old 12-12-2007, 20:40   #2 (permalink)
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I work in a corporate environment and no I don't get overtime - I'm salaried. Companies here don't pay you overtime if you are on salary. That's the whole reason they use salaries instead of hourly wages - so they can make you work 60 hours and pay you for 40.

Do get sick and vacation days, though.
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Old 12-12-2007, 23:43   #3 (permalink)
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not really working for an agency but not paid for OT. Not suppose to get sick days but a day here or there is ignored. small company mentality
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Old 13-12-2007, 10:15   #4 (permalink)
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Similar here, my contract states I have to work extra hours when necessary... if it's not in your contract then you should be paid overtime.
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Old 13-12-2007, 10:29   #5 (permalink)
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Design agencies don't pay overtime, as a rule. Most will pay sick pay.
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Old 13-12-2007, 11:18   #6 (permalink)
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2 annual bonuses (winter and summer), 2 mini bonuses (spring and autumn), winter heating allowance, family allowance, rent allowance, fully paid pension, private healthcare, annual all expenses paid staff trip to okinawa, and when I got married a few years ago they paid 10% of the total cost.

oh yeah, and I get overtime and paid sick days.

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Old 13-12-2007, 11:29   #7 (permalink)
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2 annual bonuses (winter and summer), 2 mini bonuses (spring and autumn), winter heating allowance, family allowance, rent allowance, fully paid pension, private healthcare, annual all expenses paid staff trip to okinawa, and when I got married a few years ago they paid 10% of the total cost.

oh yeah, and I get overtime and paid sick days.

Smug... me?

You'd never get that in England.
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Old 13-12-2007, 12:08   #8 (permalink)
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Time + half overtime, 3 x hourly rate for weekends plus £500-£1k bonus at Christmas at the old agency I used to work for.

Still wouldn't go back to it since becoming self employed, mind.
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Old 13-12-2007, 12:13   #9 (permalink)
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Same here. I would never go back, even for all those benefits Hunch mentioned. I have only ever worked for one agency who paid overtime (time and a half) but I lost that privilege when I got a massive pay rise.
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Old 13-12-2007, 12:16   #10 (permalink)
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Get sick pay.

If the workload is truley staggering we do get paid for overtime, however the occasional long day is expected.

+ Health plan and pension included. Bi-annual bonuses up to 10%.
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Old 13-12-2007, 12:18   #11 (permalink)
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You'd never get that in England.

To true - don't even get dental at most places.
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Old 13-12-2007, 12:32   #12 (permalink)
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No paid overtime. No pension. No healthcare. One small bonus a year if we're lucky. Annual pay-rise if you push for it!

Two free posh works do's though.

Anyway the basic makes up for the lack of extras, and I'd prefer to have the cash.
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Old 13-12-2007, 13:06   #13 (permalink)
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Place I used to work at (3 weeks ago) paid over time, or time in lieu, we got the option. Now I work at Elmwood and I dont think we get overtime. Both jobs were/are full time salary contracts.
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Old 13-12-2007, 13:51   #14 (permalink)
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Ooh, Elmwood - check you out.
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Old 13-12-2007, 14:37   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, but i work for Elwood.

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Old 13-12-2007, 15:55   #16 (permalink)
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sick pay yes, overtime no
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Old 13-12-2007, 16:46   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, but i work for Elwood.

You do? Who are you? Do I sit next to you?
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Old 13-12-2007, 16:47   #18 (permalink)
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You do? Who are you? Do I sit next to you?

Excellent!
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Old 13-12-2007, 16:51   #19 (permalink)
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Don't get paid overtime. Have to work until the jobs done. Sometimes I get loads of downtime though so it evens out.

Do get sick pay.
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