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So this is a very strange situation that I'm having at work.
I always come in at 8:00, take a 1 hr break and leave at 5:00. This gives me 8 hours of work-time.
The problem is at my work 95% of the people come in at 9:00 or 9:30 so therefore they leave later. This is fine with my boss. But coming in earlier is not so "fine", as I can feel from the people that give me a stink-eye when I leave on time.
I'm a morning person, therefore I manage my day around that so going early to work just makes more sense to me.
The Problem is, if people see you leaving at 5 and not at 6 or later they think you don't work the full 8 hours.
Also, over-time is not paid out so motivation to work over-time when not necessary is weird.
As I mentioned before I can't just show up later so I can leave later, since my day would be more or less ruined by getting home way too late.
I'm not sure how to handle this situation since it's really bringing me down and taking the fun out of my job.
Is it really that unprofessional to leave on time ? I have stuff to do ...
I'm 21 and an Intern.
A nice quote that sums up my problem: "When you leave on time, the perception is you don't care enough about your work and don't really want to be there"