I just got hired as a field service engineer for a tech company who makes tools that intel buys. My first day is this Tuesday at 8am, but as for what time I will be done for the day/what my scheduled work days will be; I have no idea yet.
This will be my first ever salary job and a HUGE step in furthering my career. I got an Electrical Engineering Technology Associates degree over a year ago and got a job as a Test Tech at Lam for over a year up until I found this new position. Funny enough, all us temps got laid off couple days ago and they gave me the option to go to Night shift or get 2 weeks severance. Since I start my new job in a couple days I'll let you guess which I picked lol.
That was hourly though, and this is a SALARY. I don't make OT either so I am worried they might try and work me to death. Old job was 12 hour shifts 3/4 days a week so I'm not worried about 12 hr shifts. More worried that I'll consistently go over 40 hours a week 4-5 days a week.
What is your experience being/knowing someone who is/was on salary and how does it compare to hourly?