Until I read your reply, ATrigueiro, I thought it was just the luck of the draw, a particularly exploitative employer rather than… the norm. In the E.U., when you’re salaried, you’re contracted to work x amount of hours. Anything above is overtime and subject to different rates. Depending on your industry, you can get paid or you can get time off in lieu, sometimes the choice is yours. When I worked in news, my overtime payment frequently exceeded my salary…

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