Some advice please:
A while ago, at one of the schools I work in, my boss asked me if I would consider working overtime in the summer holidays in order to put in a whole load of new kit. Now normally I am term-time only, and part-time at that. (very very part-time, only 8 hours a week!)
I said I would, and heard no more.
Now it seems that he has ordered the equipment and is presuming that I will spend the time in the summer sorting it out. He hasn't told me when it will be, and I know that there is some benching and cabling to be done before I can do my bit, but what sort of notice should I get as to when he wants me?
I have calculated that the things he wants done will take at least a week, and probably more, and at my present level of hours that equates to more than a month's work!
I have found out from admin that because I am not full-time, I will only be paid my normal derisory hourly rate, until I have worked 37 hours in any given week.
This seems ridiculous to me, and I question the use of the word 'overtime'.
What do you think? What does 'overtime' mean to you?
Also, the work involves moving at least 80 computers, monitors and the like around the school. I am not sure about the H&S aspect of doing this on my own, quite apart from the risk to my back.
This is typical of the school's airy fairy way of going about things.
What sort of system do other people run for doing extra work?