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Just move to Los Angeles. A lot of employees there work that shift.
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Just move to Los Angeles. A lot of employees there work that shift.
I was just about to post that.

I moved from Boston to Los Angeles a few years ago and in general people tend to start their day earlier in LA.

In Boston, people normally work 9/9:30 to 5:30/6, and people take lunch at 12:30-1:30.

After I moved to LA, I discovered that most people work 7/8 to 4 and a lot of them do 6-3. Most take lunch no later than 11:30.

As for how hard it is to negotiate work hours from 8-3, it really depends on company culture. If you mostly work on your own and have good job performance, it should not be an issue. However, if you manage a team of people, it may be more difficult.
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Yeah, we don't have one time zone on paper, but we don't really have a three hour spread, either.
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I was just about to post that.

I moved from Boston to Los Angeles a few years ago and in general people tend to start their day earlier in LA.

In Boston, people normally work 9/9:30 to 5:30/6, and people take lunch at 12:30-1:30.

After I moved to LA, I discovered that most people work 7/8 to 4 and a lot of them do 6-3. Most take lunch no later than 11:30.

As for how hard it is to negotiate work hours from 8-3, it really depends on company culture. If you mostly work on your own and have good job performance, it should not be an issue. However, if you manage a team of people, it may be more difficult.
That's interesting.
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It's common, though the company that I work at now absolutely did not allow that sort of thing until a change in policy just last year. But there were reasons we were pretty old fashioned in HR policies until just recently, that don't carry over to other places.

However, all the places I've work that allow it, you have to clear it with your manager first, though that's mostly a formality. One place required all of us to take a turn working a late schedule once a month, because nobody signed on to do that regularly, and they always wanted someone around to answer calls from the West Coast. (We were on the East Coast.)
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I was just about to post that.

I moved from Boston to Los Angeles a few years ago and in general people tend to start their day earlier in LA.

In Boston, people normally work 9/9:30 to 5:30/6, and people take lunch at 12:30-1:30.

After I moved to LA, I discovered that most people work 7/8 to 4 and a lot of them do 6-3. Most take lunch no later than 11:30.

As for how hard it is to negotiate work hours from 8-3, it really depends on company culture. If you mostly work on your own and have good job performance, it should not be an issue. However, if you manage a team of people, it may be more difficult.
Half-because you might have to deal with east-coasters who want more than three hours of your time to intersect (lunches subtract from that intersection).
Half-because of traffic, depending on one's commute.
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Yeah, actually, if you have a written policy about core hours and flexible hours, just tell your boss that you'd like to take advantage of that, and you plan to come in at 6 and leave at 3.

This should not be a hard "negotiation".
This. Check your employee handbook first. It's a very common benefit and "core hours" is the term usually used. If so, it's a very simple conversation with your manager.

If not, then I think the most important thing is demonstrating your ability to work independently and always meet your deadlines. After than has been clearly demonstrated, it'll be easier to convince your boss that having a non-standard schedule will not disrupt the team.
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