Dear Evil HR Lady,
My employment title is “construction superintendent,” although we all know that titles typically mean nothing…. On “good” weeks, when work is steady, I am paid the same amount on a weekly basis, providing I turn in 40 hours or more against cost codes, even though many times I may put in up to 75-80 hours per week. With that being said, it appears that I am being treated as an exempt employee. My question comes about when there are weeks where I may only put anywhere between 30-35 hours. On those weeks, I am only paid for those hours, assuming if I do not use vacation time to compensate for the rest.
Do you have any advice to help clarify this situation? My concern lays more heavily with the time deducted rather than the amount of time I work over 40 hrs per week. On a side note, the HR department at my employer is also the owner, and she is not approachable for the most part. She portrays herself as never being incorrect, even when she calculated my vacation wrong and did indeed owe me another week that she was previously denying me.
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