I think this is a salaried vs. hourly issue. When I was paid hourly, I worked all the OT I could. But now at a salaried position, it doesn’t make sense for me to bust my butt for no extra pay.
I’m with you. I was salaried for 5 years and hated overtime, but then my company started cutting down on the number of job titles, and dropped me back down to hourly pay.
When I was promoted to a salaried position 6 years ago, I was given a 15% pay raise. However, without getting paid for my overtime, I took a $6,000 pay cut for the year.
Now, with overtime, I have seen a dramatic increase in pay. I expect that when management sees how much I cost when they have to pay me overtime, they will again promote me to a salaried position.