Looking for some practical advice here about hours re new role.
A rigid 09:00 to 17:30 really wouldn't be ideal if it could be helped. Especially as a programmer / tech. I suspect most of my colleagues either do that or an 08:30 to 17:00 day pattern. I'm a bit irritated this subject has never come up in interview as it's just assumed I'll be cool with a 9:00-5:30 pattern no questions asked.
I feel it's almost a taboo to raise this as it potentially shows a lack of enthusiasm or commitment. But it's a big one as a lot of businesses close at 5 on the dot whereas an 8-4 would give me an hour to deal with personal matters at the end of the day. Plus, the time adds up. That extra half an hour equates to an additional 2:30hrs of extra labor a week, or 9 hours and 20 minutes more per month. The locale where the contract will be based has literally no amenities nearby so it's not like there'd be anything to do to break up the day at least.
Any practical approaches I could take here?