I am writing this letter because of my concern about mandatory overtime. In factories and medical industries mandatory overtime occurs often.
Mandatory overtime creates a big risk to the public. It is a proven fact that after eight hours of work an average person is very fatigued. Imagine how tired they must be after 16 hours at work. With them being so overworked, they may fall asleep while driving home and drift off the road, hitting a pedestrian or another vehicle. In the medical field, mandatory overtime may become even more deadly. A nurse or a doctor overworked and exhausted may give a patient the wrong medicine. Parents, especially a single parent, who get mandatory overtime worry their children may have to stay home alone because the babysitter may not be able to stay over. The parent would also miss out on quality time and would not be able to have a family meal with their children.
Mandatory overtime is just unfair and should be eliminated.