Now here’s a sad story for once that comes with a happy ending. In life, we’ve all been through some sort of struggles. Especially when it comes to work.
Crazy-ass deadlines, piles of work that come in just before your lunch break and makes you rethink even going out to eat, or horrible bosses that’ll make the movie Horrible Bosses’ bosses look like good guys.
And then there’s this poor fella in Japan. We have to give him credit where it’s due – he’s one helluva hardworking man.
Over the past seven years, the 31-year old guy worked hard for 6 days in a week, and that at a range of 12 hours per day.
Despite the damn long hours he put in, he didn’t get the compensation he deserved for it.
Based on a new coverage by Chinapress, the guy was working in an Internet café from the years 2009 right up to 2016. He’d clock in every day at 10.00 a.m. and only leave at 10:00 p.m. in the night.
Overtime pay is obviously going to be given to him, correct?
BUT No. As the man didn’t even know he was eligible for OT for the extra hours of his work. His employers just kept quiet about it also lah. Such idiots.
(Article continues below) Do you know that your company can’t deduct a fixed amount of money if you’re late for work? Or that you can’t work more than 12 hours a day? Here’s a video on the ten rights you have as an employee you confirm-plus-chop didn’t know of (but you still let your boss bully you ‘coz you’re scared of him / her):
(Since you’re here, subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more informative videos lah)
Remember to subscribe to Goody Feed YouTube channel too!
He then decided to take legal action and he sued for SGD$302,395 for his underpaid salary. Now that, my friends, is a large sum of cash!
But then again, that’s for seven damn years, so reasonable lah.
A battle took hold in court, and thankfully to him, the judge ruled the case in the employee’s favour. The company was told to pay him SGD$145,164.
Okay, it might be lower than what he sued for, but it’s still a decent compensation.
According to the judge, the company had not been really clear about whether he could receive overtime pay or not. Records indicated that the man’s salary was a mix of 50 percent basic pay and another 50 percent of fixed OT, but the company choose to keep the employee in the dark about this.
The judge further added that the OT rates had gone up between the years 2014 to 2016, and once again the company failed to do anything.
The man had apparently worked an extra of about 82 to 123 hours for every month for the company, but the fellas had also attempted to avoid upping his salary for the excess number of hours.
Cheh, pretend like they dunno and just go on everyday while the guy works his butt off.
The employee’s lawyer said that this is a very usual problem created by companies who want to wring the worth out of the workers without paying for it.
Well, now the joke’s on them as they have to pay him almost S$150,000 leh. That’s why la, try and take advantage of people, then everything will come and hit you back in the face like an ugly slap.
And just so you know, there are actually regulations about OT in Singapore. Here’s an article on the ten facts about OT that we published recently.
Now, whoever you are, remember: work is important, but still, you’ve got your rights.
Since you’re here, why not watch a video about a guy who lodged a Police report here in Singapore because he was friendzoned? Seriously. Here, watch it and do remember to share it (and also subscribe to Goody Feed YouTube channel)!
This article was first published on goodyfeed.com
- Don’t Say Bojio: Unlimited Seafood Buffet Dinner At PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road For Just $50 (U.P. $65)
- Ben Yeo’s Latest Restaurant Serves a Rojak of Popular Hawker Food & They Look Heavenly
- 31-Year-Old Lady in Japan Died From Overwork After Clocking 159 Hours of OT
- 10 Facts About OT in S’pore You’ve Got to Know
- New Study Shows That While S’poreans Work Long Hours, They’re Super Unproductive As Well
Do you love writing? Do you want a platform to showcase your works? Goody Feed is looking for part-time writers to join the team! Click here to find out more!
Featured Image: polkadot_photo / Shutterstock.com
You won't want to miss these most-read articles:
- Mandarin Orchard S’pore Food Poisoning’s Reasons Revealed: There Were Serious Hygiene Lapses Like Uncleaned Vomit & Feaces Bacteria
- Despite Amos Yee’s ‘Weird’ Habits in the US, His Mother Still Defended Him
- There’s a New Super High-SES Starbucks in Tampines (Kiasu Town) with Super High-SES Coffee, Too
View this post on Instagram
The Coca-Cola Plus Coffee has arrived in Singapore, and let’s just say that the taste is very subjective: one of us thinks it’s like coffee candy, one of us thinks it’s like carbonated dark chocolate milk and one of us think it’s like Vanilla Coke. However, none of us thinks that it’s worth a second try, simply because we’ll all rather have Coke and coffee separately. Read the full review in our app. Link in bio. #sgig #sg #singapore #instasg #yoursingapore #sgphoto #singaporean #singaporelife #thisissingapore #instagramsg #igerssingapore #iluvsg #sgdaily #singaporeig #sglocal #sglifestyle #sgbloggers #sgblogger #sgfood #sgfoodies #foodsg #sgigfood #sgfoodporn #coke #cokecoffeeplus #cocacolacoffee #cocacola #sgcoffee