I am starting a new job as a permanent employee. The company is very small and has no office. I think some of the people I will be working with are located in different time zones. The person who made my offer letter was the CEO. Before signing it I asked what the typical work hours were. He replied "regular 8 hour days". I had intended to find out if there's a certain time each day I need to start working by (for example 8AM local time).
The person who did the interview and will be doing the on boarding is someone else. Should I email him
Hi. Is there a particular time I should start or end work each day? Also am I right in thinking we are in different time zones? Is there any conventions we use when discussing times?
In past interviews, I sensed people found the topic awkward to discuss. In one of them the interviewers replied "the important thing is the work gets done".
I have had a very difficult time finding a permanent job that makes use of my degree. Many people find this surprising as "the news always says billion dollar tech companies are hiring". On top of that, the last time I worked as a contractor things did not go well (I think it was some type of scam - not in the sense that I didn't get paid, but the person who hired me got more money just for having me there and wanted to set me up for failure so I would be easily terminated). I feel a lot of pressure that this job needs to go well. I'm starting to psych myself out. Any tips on how I can feel prepared to get off to a good start?