Occupation: Computer Technician (troubleshoot computer related problems in a hospital)
So I know I get paid salary and when I was hired I was told that I was exempt. Which is lets just say $40k a year. So since its salary shouldn't it be $40k a year regardingless if I work more or less hours?
Here is whats going on? I work 8 hour shifts. Sometimes (like 2 times a year), I need to leave 4 hours early. When I do leave 4 hours early, I only get paid for 4 hours, as if I am hourly not salaried. If I want those extra 4 hours I need to come in and work those extra 4 hours. Similar to when I call in sick, if I call in sick they deduct it from my vacation hours. So if I am salaried, does it matter if I work 4 hours or 8 hours? shouldn't I get paid for the whole day anyways without having to come in and make up those hours?
Here is another thing. On top of those 8 hour shifts, sometimes I spend an extra hour (atleast once a week) at work which they don't pay me. I totally understand that its beacuse I am salaried. But if I give them my 1 extra hour without getting paid then why do they hassle me about my 4 hours which I need to make up?
Now the on-call. I am on-call 3 months out of the year for 4 hours which I don't get paid for. During my on-call them I can't do anything except wait for the phone call. Am I suppose to get any on-call pay?
Also, during my on-call period every wednesdays I am on call for 12 hours including the graveyard hour. They used to have an hourly person work those shift, but he quit a few years ago and so that is the reason for the 12 hour on-call. The reason they don't hire anyone to cover this shift is because they know that I will cover it for free.
One last thing. Do I need to do things that are not part of my job description? I was just asked to check, record & deliver all incoming deliveries into our department. It sounds like a full time job for a delivery man. We get hundreds of deliveries each day.
If there is something wrong here? and if so, can I do something legally?