Originally Posted by boogielicious
1. Obviously your boss and coworkers don't have families or care about them. If they had children in school, then they would want to be home when the kids got home. You should work the hours that best "get the job done". Image is nothing. Productivity is everything. If your boss was smart, they would see this and tell the others to get back to work and work whatever hours make them most productive, not what looks good to the uninformed.
2. I get to work at around 6AM. But I also have a global job and often have to contact people in Europe and Asia. I can reach them early better than late.
This is very true, and I also deal with people in Asia for manufacturing.
The company I work for was acquired by a larger one back east, and in the past we got used to coming in late. Many of the people came in anywhere from 10:00am to noon. They usually worked till 8:00pm. They did this for traffic reasons. A few of them have been abusing the system and leaving earlier than 8 hours. It seems like they come in late even though they live very close, and leave "late" so they can work less hours.
Unfortunately for them, the new company has a policy requiring us to come in before 9:30am. The program manager in Boston wants us to come in earlier as well. So, only three people complied. Two other people and myself. The rest kept their own schedules. It has been a point of contention between the folks in Boston and our group, and my boss has been defending the late arrival schedule even though our schedules are slipping. So, he is requiring me to work the later time to be "a good team member".
So, I have a choice to work more hours than I already am (9-10 hours), to 11-12 hours so, I can work with the people on the team or to spend less time working closer to their hours from 9:30am to 6:30 maybe 7:00 on some days. Btw, I also work at home on some days, in addition to my normal hours.
I still feel it is odd to come into work so late, I feel like I get a whole days work done before noon. Actually, I do.
Originally Posted by Abu3baid
Keeping tabs on professionals who don't usually get paid by hour is stupid.. measuring people on objectives makes more sense.. Unless you get paid overtime my opinion would change slightly.
Yes, I agree. The issue is supposedly team spirit related. Of course it goes against company policy to come in later than 9:30am anyway.