I'm at my first job out of school. I'm one of 12ish engineers, but everyone else has a totally different working style than me:
- Everyone else comes in at 7am and stays until 6pm. We're only required to work 9-5 but everyone does unpaid overtime. I haven't been doing this since I have better things to do with my time.
- No one ever takes PTO or any kind of vacation or sick time. People come in with the flu and some people even forfeit their earned PTO days to meet revenue incentives. One person is making a list of other ways we can save the company money, like forgoing health insurance or the 401k match.
- Everyone continues working from home and works on the weekends, also for free. I don't have work email on my phone so I come in every Monday to ~20 email threads waiting on my response and all my other coworkers wondering where I've been since 7am.
- No one ever leaves their desk. No one uses the break room coffee because they want to cut down on costs and they work through their lunch. I have never seen another person in the restroom.
The work is interesting, but things like spending time with my friends and being outside are much more interesting, so I won't be acting like my coworkers. I'd like to stay here, but I feel like I'm really not a fit. Naturally, everyone else gets way more done than me, though I'm very happy with what I get done during the normal working day. My manager acts pretty much like these other engineers, and he's said performance reviews will be strictly performance-based, but his higher-up manager has said he's just concerned that our department hits the revenue target every quarter.
I feel like I'm cruising to be laid off for not fitting in. Would it be unwise to stay here?