I believe disappointing for the people taking on overtime work right now & don’t have a choice in the matter whatsoever.
When I was a lot younger & had no other responsibilities in life beyond myself & my bills, I appreciated taking on overtime work because it meant more money in my pocket. I wasn’t adverse to the long hours at work while I was in the month when I knew it would all be worth it once I go to the bar by Monday night. But now that I have a family, toiling overtime is taxing to juggle with my other responsibilities in life. If I need to drive my kids to various extracurricular activities, I can’t be at the office all night being a workhorse for my supervisors. I work a job where I know what my expectations are & that isn’t surpassed by my superiors when they know & understand my constraints at home. If they need someone to work overtime, they have a few guys & gals who are single & happy to make the extra money. My HVAC supplier was servicing my heating & cooling plan the other day & said he had various repairs to complete in Pinellas Park that day. He came to my home in West Tampa first before jumping on 274 & crossing the Howard Franklin Bridge. Now that the people I was with and I are firmly within the summer time season, people are calling for air conditioner repairs all of the time. It’s hard for my HVAC contractor to keep up with the demand if their existing suppliers are already taxed enough as it is.