The workplace refuses to overwork

The workplace is like a battlefield. Mr. Liu, the business vice president of a foreign company, said: “When faced with the same competition and the same opportunities, everyone wants to have an outstanding performance. In order to be able to gain a foothold in the industry, overload Work is inevitable."


Medical research has proved that overwork can cause physical symptoms such as increased blood pressure, gastrointestinal discomfort, insomnia, and dreams, and at the same time, it will produce psychological boredom and gradually reduce work efficiency. The "death from overwork" and "sub-health" have aroused the attention and panic of countless professionals. Then, when we face unreasonable overtime requirements, how should we refuse to achieve the goal of avoiding overwork?

Nowadays, the pace of urban life is getting faster and faster, and the pressure on people is increasing. White-collar workers working in high-end office buildings have to pay for these negative effects. When one day from nine to five turns to five to nine, empty grumbling will not solve practical problems at all.

In fact, refusing to work overtime is not a blatant confrontation with the boss, but a smarter way to fight for self-interest. Otherwise, we can only end up in the passive situation of Wang Li in the case.

Then, you have to learn to cleverly refuse to work overtime and win back your own right to rest. Whether you are a senior manager of the company or an ordinary employee of the company, if you notice the right to work overtime and rest when signing a labor contract, then congratulations, you have found a legal proof for your right to rest. With the law as his own backer, the escape of the golden cicada will never be the same as seeking a dead end.

If you want to refuse to work overtime and take full control of your work and rest time outside of work, you need to learn the following four methods:

One is the "fabricated reason" method. When you have been busy for a day and you are unwilling to work overtime even if the supervisor pays you overtime as required, you can properly fabricate a reason to tactfully refuse to work overtime. In normal times, use the opportunity to chat with the boss to "make up" some relatives. When the boss asks you to work overtime, you can rely on these "relatives" to help you through the difficulties.

For example, your big cousin came to see you from another place today, or your little cousin just happens to need help in an urgent matter. No matter how busy the work is, the supervisor will not be indifferent. After all, people's hearts are grown. Making good use of these "fabricated" characters can often have unexpected effects.

The second is to prepare in advance. If you are working in a small company and you are in a state of being "exploited" every day, and you just don't want to work overtime, you just want to go home punctually and enjoy your little happiness, the "preparation method" is undoubtedly the most effective. Use one or two hours before leaving get off work every afternoon to ask your boss if there are any temporary work arrangements.

You can say something like: "Boss, I want to leave work on time today. Do you have any documents that need to be processed temporarily?" In this way, not only does the boss feel that you have received the respect you deserve, but it also protects your right to leave work on time. At the same time, there is still room for agreement.

While inquiring, you must stick to your own position and never use an inquiring tone, such as "Boss, can I not work overtime today?" This will often lead to negative responses and keep yourself in the minds of the boss. The next impression is delicious and lazy.

Or you can pretend that you have uncomfortable symptoms, which can also help you escape temporarily. But remember, you can't let yourself always have the "same disease". If that happens, I'm afraid it will make the boss suspicious.

The third is to use work to push work method. This trick can best show your diligence and enthusiasm. Tell your boss that the matter you are dealing with is very urgent, or there are more important things waiting for you to do. Ask the boss when the temporary tasks assigned to you need to be handed in, and then ask the boss if he can take them home to do it.


In this way, you can avoid working overtime in the office. Moreover, the boss is generally not so hard-hearted that you have to take you home to do it. He is likely to give this task to someone else.

The fourth is the strict rejection method. When the above three tricks are not effective, then there is only a fight to the death and the "fish death and net breaking" state. For the boss who always asks you to work overtime, you can adopt the principle of strict rejection and use the labor contract and national laws as a weapon to find a theoretical basis for refusing to work overtime. At this point, you need to convey a clear message to your boss, that is, you will not unconditionally agree to work overtime anytime, anywhere.

Of course, the danger brought about by this principle is that you are very likely to "fire the boss." Therefore, if you are not in a state-owned enterprise or a large company that strictly follows the regulations, then this trick is better.

Otherwise, you have to work hard to find the next job. Of course, some people work overtime not because of their high enthusiasm for work, but because of their low work efficiency and unable to complete their work tasks within the prescribed working hours, so they have to stay and work overtime. Faced with this situation, if you want to refuse to work overtime, you must start with self-reflection.

Finally, it is emphasized that we must do our best to work, and we must accept necessary overtime. When facing the boss, you must be neither humble nor overbearing in order to ensure that your legal rights and interests are not violated, and to get along well with the boss with ease.

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