I work in a fairly small organization (less than 5 staff). My boss is salaried and keeps their own hours but the rest are hourly workers, each working an 8 hour day. We have flexibility in what time we start our shift and I pick the early start because it just works better for me so I start work at 8 and finish at 4, most of my coworkers start at 8:30 and finish at 4:30.
The problem is my boss frequently shuts things down and lets everyone go home early sometimes as early as 3:30. I get frustrated because it means I work a longer day than my coworkers but we all get paid the same amount of hours. This is a relatively new job for me and when I was asked to pick my shift I wasn’t aware that the office would close down early on some days.
Sometimes it also means that the next morning, because I am there before my coworkers, I have to be the one to catch up on the time sensitive work that should have been completed by my coworkers the day before. It’s not predictable when my boss will let us go early. Sometimes it amounts to me working an extra hour or 1.5 hours a week than another employee, sometimes less and it is always me that works more hours (we are never told we can come in late for example).
Am I being unreasonable in thinking this isn’t fair? Should I just ask to adjust my shift to match my coworkers?