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Business is booming/ overtime getting cut

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? New Hampshire

Hello, I work for a company that fuels private and commercial aircraft. I count all the gallons of fuel that are delivered and that go into the planes. "Fuel Accounting" is my position title. I also do the accounts receivable, contacting customers on past due accounts and so forth. My highest education is a HS diploma. I make $15.75 / hourly and have worked at the company for 4 years. Everything I do with the fuel accounting is time sensitive, records have to be updated daily and inventories maintained for all the commercial airline customers. It takes me between 39 - 44 hours per work to complete my duties, depending on what problems arise or special reports I have to put together at a moments notice. At the end of the month, I work around 45-50 hours. (Alot of work to do for end of the month billing and reconciling.)My boss has now told me there is to be no more overtime. Am I supposed to leave any unfinished work after 40 hours? I can't do my work without "some" overtime...The person before me in the same position worked 60 hours per week to do less work then I have been given...I'm stressing out over this. I keep getting more work and am being expected to complete it in less time.


Senior Member
Am I supposed to leave any unfinished work after 40 hours? As long as your boss knows that not allowing you to work any overtime will leave work undone, yes.

I would talk to him, however and explain that you consistently have needed to work some overtime in the past and that you fear your work will not be completed in the 40 hours per week provided and that you don't want that to negatively reflect on you. Ask if maybe you can get some help from someone who is not as busy. And let your boss know as soon as you know that something may be left unfinished; then he can take the responsibility.

Good luck.


Senior Member
Am I supposed to leave any unfinished work after 40 hours? What you are supposed to do is ask your boss for direction, as in "What tasks would you like me to quit doing or transfer to someone else?" It's his worry how the work will all get done within the required time frame if there's been a decision not to let anyone work any overtime.

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