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Default Are we supposed to be at the office for 9 hours or 8?

I know that nowadays companies don't manage time like they used to, and they care more if you get your work done.

But technically speaking, are we supposed to work from 8-5, with 1 hour of lunch in between? Or are we supposed to work from 9-5, with the same hour for lunch?
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Depends on the company. Some companies do 9-5, 1 hr for lunch, 35 hour workweek. Other companies do 9-5:30, 30 minutes for lunch, 40 hour workweek. Others do paid lunches, 9-6, etc. I always asked HR when starting a new job about the standard hours and workweek.
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I know that nowadays companies don't manage time like they used to, and they care more if you get your work done.

But technically speaking, are we supposed to work from 8-5, with 1 hour of lunch in between? Or are we supposed to work from 9-5, with the same hour for lunch?
It seems like this is a question that you should ask your hypothetical company.
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You're only suppose to work for about 2 hours.

The rest of the time you will be doing the following:
A. Posting on the AO
B. Sitting through pointless meetings, that are usually in preparation for other pointless meetings
C. Lunch and getting coffee
D. Sitting on the toilet and playing on your phone
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Depends on the company. Some companies do 9-5, 1 hr for lunch, 35 hour workweek. Other companies do 9-5:30, 30 minutes for lunch, 40 hour workweek. Others do paid lunches, 9-6, etc. I always asked HR when starting a new job about the standard hours and workweek.


Except I have never asked. It's one of those things HR tells you during orientation, usually.
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D. Sitting on the toilet and playing on your phone
other people do that too???
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other people do that too???
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Depends on the company. Some companies do 9-5, 1 hr for lunch, 35 hour workweek. Other companies do 9-5:30, 30 minutes for lunch, 40 hour workweek. Others do paid lunches, 9-6, etc. I always asked HR when starting a new job about the standard hours and workweek.
or, 7:30 - 4, 45 minutes lunch, 15 minute AM break, 15 minute PM break, 37.5 hour work week. But that was 25 years ago, so YMMV

or, core work hours are 9-3, you are expected to be available for meetings in those hours, time before/after that is flexible, for a 35,40 hour work week.

helpful, eh?
in my experience, time has gotten more flexible, place has gotten more flexible, it's a perfectly normal question to ask in an interview, but know that it will likely get turned on you (what's your preference?).
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Depends on the company. Some companies do 9-5, 1 hr for lunch, 35 hour workweek. Other companies do 9-5:30, 30 minutes for lunch, 40 hour workweek. Others do paid lunches, 9-6, etc. I always asked HR when starting a new job about the standard hours and workweek.
Never asked.

During the interview, one of the interviewers told me that we typically come in at 9ish and leave at 5ish. And no one has explicitly stated an official work schedule to me.

Does that mean I can assume that it is one of those companies that allow you to set your own schedule, more or less?

I don't want to ask anyone, especially my manager, because that would make it seem like I'm lazy.

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Dude just ask about it during the interview
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