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Old 05-24-2018, 10:43 PM
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I don't want to ask anyone, especially my manager, because that would make it seem like I'm lazy.
Only if you do it in some ham-handed way that makes it unnecessarily weird.

Put another way,

State law may matter. Most places I've worked lately on't much care. Get in when you want, leave when you want, get your work done. The amount of work they expect you to accomplish is much more meaningful than the hours they expect you to be in, usually.
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other people do that too???


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8:30 - 5:00 with 1 hour lunch is the norm
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Every place I've worked it's been technically 8 hours of "work" plus whatever time you take for lunch.
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I’m in the office at irregular hours, like 10+ hours in busier days, but then 7-8 in less busy days. If you gain enough trust from your supervisors that they know you do the job well and on time, you’d probably get more flexibility imo.

We’ve got some people who are in the office for just 8 hours a day, some for 9 hours. IDK
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I imagine that for telecommuters the answer is 0 for the most part.

Exceptions might be needed, however; YMMV.
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Your company probably has a handbook that addresses questions like these. You could also casually ask a coworker. Now letís debate how long lunch is supposed to be.
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In the US, the most common standard is that you are "at work" 40 hours/week, if you're employed full time. (Some companies officially go for shorter work weeks, down to 35 hours, but even at those peer pressure among the salaried professionals will bring the usual total up to 40/week.)

Exactly how "at work" is measured (does it include lunch? are there explicit timed breaks?) varies by company, and the hours you're expected to be "at work" (default, ignoring special arrangements) can vary by office within companies.

I believe there's at least one company where the rule is that you're expected to be on-site between 10am and 3pm, but your normal start/end times are left to your and your manager's discretion. Other places...I ask before showing up (be it as part of the new hire discussions, or discussion of logistics when visiting an office for the first time).

The pattern I'm most used to seeing is "start by 9 / end after 4:30". My current office is a ghost town before 8:45, and it gets lonely after 4:30 (the company's official standard calls for 35 hour work weeks).

The two rules I try to follow are that I'm accessible when "my people" (my team or my customers) need me, and that when I'm in the office I generally beat most people in and am not in the first wave of people to leave.

(I mostly work from home, however, where the details of start/stop times vary based on what I'm working on, and where the corporate philosophy of "we don't care about your hours as long as you're accessible and your work gets done" translates into both more productivity and lower stress on my part.)
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