When you go to work, do you feel like you have too much to do and not nearly enough time to get it all done? Do you think that the workload you have been given is unreasonable, or does it stress you out that you will never realistically get everything done?
You’re not alone. Many people struggle with these issues in a society that puts such a premium on production.
Some people even feel like they have to work at odd hours in order to get the job done to the best of their ability. They may wake up early or stay up late, unable to sleep and only able to think of everything that they have to finish. This is problematic on a few levels, especially when even these extra hours will not ever be enough.
“Emails at odd times of the night or in the very early morning may be a sign that the eight-hour day is simply not enough to get it done and that employees feel pressured to choose pushing past their limits versus getting needed rest,” said one HR executive who had seen this play out too many times.
But it’s not just employees who put this pressure on themselves. What if your boss asks you to work through your breaks or even denies you the breaks outright so that you can keep working? What if they tell you to work overtime without recording it? What if they pressure you to come in on the weekends, off the books, so that work won’t pile up?
In some cases, your boss may violate your rights as an employee in Florida, and that’s when you need to know what legal options you have.