I've been in this company for a few months and I noticed one thing about my co-workers. We are paid every 2 weeks (bi-monthly) and we don't have time card or something like that. As long as you come to work before 8am, flexible 1 hour lunch(if you want to take lunch at 1:35, then you can back to work at 2:35). We are expected to work 8 hours a day (8am to 5pm).
I'm in the IT department, and we are really close with graphics and marketing department. So here's the weird part,
my co-workers (including graphics guy and marketing guys) comes to work so early, around 7:30am, that's understandable. but they never leave work at 5pm. not 5:10, not 5:15, they leave work around or before 6pm! Isn't that weird? They work overtime all the time. I mean, I can understand it if its not everyday or if there's a deadline, but no, it's just a regular office day. They don't even take the full hour lunch. They just eat and go back to work!
I'm wondering "WHY?". I mean, I'm not lazy and I like working, but I'm pretty sure 8 hours in a day is enough, and I'm really good at what I do so I don't need overtime to finish a task. I want to take my full hour lunch to take a break and I think you will be more productive if you have enough of rest (some study says overtime makes worker less productive cause they dont get enough rest for the next day). I have a life and I have things to do after work. I just don't understand.
Anyone experienced similar situation?
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