I'm a qualified accountant working as an analyst in a good company. I've been here for almost a month now.
I've quickly come to find out that people work long days in my team: typically starting around 7 a.m. and finishing after 6 p.m. No-one else really has any hobbies and so they can all commit fully.
I'm very into my sports and I have training sessions most evenings.
I've been told I need to be in at 9 sharp every day, which I've been doing - but even being here 10 minutes late due to traffic on an odd day gets me questions and dirty looks.
In my previous roles, I've always been afforded great flexibility when it comes to starting and finishing times.
How should I manage the expectation that they might expect me to do regular 11-hour days like the rest of the team and how I can justify my outside work activities interfering with this?