Today, I was in a work Zoom meeting that was supposed to end at 5 pm, which is my shift end time. It dragged after 5 pm so I decided to disconnect and leave to go home, since I don’t get paid overtime. My manager called demanding to know why I left early, said I was unprofessional, and fired me on the spot. FML
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I have a job with same “no OT” rules and have had several zoom meetings go past my clock out time. I sent a PM through Zoom to my boss and ask her if I can go or do I have to stay and wait for her response. Sometimes she says to punch out, sometimes she tells me to transfer into the training code and remain. YDI for not bothering to ask your boss, which you have the ability to do via Zoom.

YDI You don't just leave a meeting like that, whether on Zoom or in person. If it's more than a few minutes, you can demand overtime pay if you're very aggressive. If you are more mild-mannered, you may ask for comp time to make things even.

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YDI You don't just leave a meeting like that, whether on Zoom or in person. If it's more than a few minutes, you can demand overtime pay if you're very aggressive. If you are more mild-mannered, you may ask for comp time to make things even.

While I understand how you feel and voted IAYLS, you shouldn't have left the meeting early in that manner. Sometimes they go over a few minutes. If it became a regular occurrence, you could have talked to your manager about it. If they won't do anything, you could have handled it from there.

I have a job with same “no OT” rules and have had several zoom meetings go past my clock out time. I sent a PM through Zoom to my boss and ask her if I can go or do I have to stay and wait for her response. Sometimes she says to punch out, sometimes she tells me to transfer into the training code and remain. YDI for not bothering to ask your boss, which you have the ability to do via Zoom.

everyone saying to suck it up, this is theft of your time. good for OP for not letting them steal their time. totally not fair. you don't work for free

That depends. If they are a salaried employee, they're not working for free. When you're on salary, your day ends, when your day ends and that's agreed upon when you start employment.

Just because your shift is supposed to end at a certain time doesn't mean it will. It sucks that you don't get overtime for it, but YDI.