BP is a company which is open 365 days a year, which means there has to be someone working in the lab everyday. This ultimately leads to people getting overworked, getting over 2000 samples per day which HAS to be finished on that day itself. As delay of running samples will lead to more work being piled up each coming day. And working overtime every single day is the norm, up to 3-8 of overtime everyday. The root problem is due to terrible management, which puts workload first instead of the well-being of the employees. Employees has a life outside of work, but working with BP doesn't really allow for that. Taking leave, or MC is terribly difficult, as you'll be grilled to still come to work, even if late, just to finish the work. Taking leave is almost impossible as the company doesn't even allow you to take more than 5 days off at a time. Because you'd have to find a replacement for your shift. Being overworked is one problem, but having co-workers who constantly pressure you to finish the work is far worse, resulting in work politics and less freedom. The company's peak month is December, and they do not allow any leave during this month.
Work overload, difficulty getting leave, too many overtime hours, OT hours pay too low