This is my third year back at this place of work (summer internship, 3 or so months), and they're excited to have me back. However, I feel a bit sheepish to ask the following questions:
Last year, during the middle of my internship, I was asked by my boss how long my work day is. I told him I worked from 8 to 4 and he said that I should be working from 8 to 5. On hire, my HR rep said my hours are from 8 to 4 so I ignored it out of fear. Ever since then, I've done my regular routine and he hasn't said anything. I've been going from 8 to 4 (skipping lunch) from the first till last day of my second year and no one's said anything. Should I continue or should I ask? How do I do so?
How do I ask HR about what "business casual" is without sounding like an idiot? I've been wearing dress shoes and cargo pants with a belt, and no one's said anything. I've been working there two years, I should know, but I don't.
The field of work I'm in is related to computers, and the work environment, I feel, tends to be a "Self-Starter" kind of environment. Everyone at my workplace thinks I do a good job, and they're really happy to see me come back for the 3rd year in a row. However, I feel like I don't do much... Don't take it the wrong way, I do work -- I finish my tasks in a timely manner and in a good fashion. But it feels like some days, I'm just sitting around browsing the internet. I don't know how to feel about it.
I hope someone out there's okay with helping me answer these questions. I don't have the best social/soft skills and tend to be a pretty anxious person. Granted they're just excuses, but it's something I do have trouble with.