Questions tagged [hours]

The standard unit used to measure how long someone has worked. Sometimes compensation may be stated in hourly units or annual units.

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How to communicate to my boss that I will quit if they do not grant me a more flexible schedule?

In my company we all work remotely. We are located in different time zones. There is however, one of the time zones where most of the people are located (not all). I am not in that time zone. Other ...
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Change to job hours after accepting job offer [closed]

I have been working 40 hours per week, but I would like to change it to 35 hours. Do I need to get a new job offer letter? Same position and employer. Nothing changed but hours. Boss and I already ...
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Told working hours aren't good enough… I do way more than I am paid, what do I do?

Ok so I work for a bank in London and am currently suffering a situation where: the team is under resourced but due to budgets the firm are making more and more cut backs, but work is always ...
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Contract employer keeps asking for small tasks to be done without pay

I currently work as a mentor for an online boot camp as an independent contractor. When I was hired, I was only informed after I started meeting with students that I am only paid for the first 30 ...
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How should one start a discussion about working less hours in order to start taking care of a parent?

How should one start a discussion about working less hours in order to start taking care of a parent? The scenario is that this person (I am asking for) is 52 years old and is a manager (office, ...
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I come in really early to avoid people. Any possible ways to stop co-workers coming in early too?

A few years back I found I was struggling mentally in work with various issues, one of which was being around people all day (my issue and I accept that). Having been with the company a very long time ...
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Can an employer require a salaried employee to work a minimum number of hours in the US?

A lawyer once explained to me that, because an exempt salaried worker may be expected to work more than 40 hrs without additional compensation, the employer can expect a worker to work around 40 hrs/...
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Is it common to be in company for 9 hours per day when having a 40 hrs/week contract? [closed]

My employer (a German AG company) asks us to stay in the company for 9 hours per day to fulfill a 40 hrs/week contract (as a data scientist). So, a typical day would be from 9-18 which includes 8 ...
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Is it reasonable to be paid hourly for a normally salaried position?

A company I'm prospecting has many employees who work more than 40 hours per week (from what I've surveyed, the average is 45-55), and very regularly. However, the position that I would be filling is ...
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How do I ensure my employees don't abuse my flexible work hours policy?

At my small sized company (~10-15 people) I have always had a very liberal policy on work hours. My employees can choose their own hours as long as. They are in the office from 11am-2pm They average ...
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Got an offer for a job with a fixed salary but “not fixed” hours. How to protect myself from potential exploitation?

I'm UK based. Just got an offer for a job where my hours would be flexible and "not fixed", but with a guaranteed annual pay. The job is in a startup - when applying I was well aware that it wouldn't ...
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Should I mention my contract types (part/full-time) in my CV and certificates?

When writing about work experience in CV, should I mention if a job was part-time? Also, should the employment certificate clearly mention the work hours of the job?
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Boss is telling me I MUST stay later than contracted hours

Recently my boss' boss (We shall call them X) held a meeting with my whole department, he does this about once a month. During this meeting the clarified that our contracted hours were 9.00 until 16....
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Is a 996 work schedule legal in the US?

The company I work for insinuated that they were going to require a 996 (9am-9pm, 6 days a week) work schedule. We'd probably be paid for all the hours worked. I'm curious if requiring that schedule ...
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Employment contract and expected hours worked (UK)

In an employment contract it states the minimum number of hours which is 37.5 which appears to be the standard, however it also states that some flexibility is necessary and from time to time the ...
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Extremely long shifts in the healthcare system

I wasn't sure where to ask this, but at its core it's a workplace issue more than anything else. I'm in university studying medicine, and fairly soon I have to go through a bunch of internships that ...
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Want to work flexible hours just for myself due to traffic etc — no family commitments. How to ask?

I'm working the "standard" hours as per our contract and I am now driving 3.5 hours a day (only about 14 miles each way) due to peak time traffic. It's only been like this for about 3 months about of ...
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Can my boss make me come into work hours before my scheduled shift?

Lately I have been getting called to come into work earlier than my scheduled shift which I have agreed to on a day to day basis. Some days however I just simply cannot come in earlier than my ...
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Should I count time in the company gym as hours worked? [closed]

I am a programmer, paid hourly. My workplace recently added a gym to its facilities. If I use this gym, should I count it in my hours worked, or discount those hours when reporting?
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No Time Sheets available for employee to fill out [closed]

We come to work all the time and the time sheets that we have to hand fill out are not available, HR hasn't sent them out. Is there a law that says these time sheets must be made available on the day ...
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Asking for fewer hours tactfully

So I work as a janitor and I've had a lot of financial hardships lately, to the point where I had to ask for more hours. However they wound up giving me a split shift that leaves me no time at all to ...
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How to explain on an interview than i am pursuing a M.Sc. and i need to leave earlier for the time being?

I think the question is pretty self-explanatory. I have two interviews in front of me but i currently doing my M.Sc. and some of my classes are starting about the time I should be still working in ...
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How should I convince my employer to let me switch to part-time?

I’m a software developer working 5 days a week and I’d like to reduce that to 3 or 4 days a week so that I have more time to work on starting my own business. I’d like to stay at my current employer (...
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Is there anything preventing me from working many consecutive days?

I work in a manufacturing facility in New York state. I am an hourly employee, but I'm in a supervisory position. After working a full week, I came in all day Saturday and a half day Sunday before ...
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Should I count the hours that I wait for my code to run?

I am working on a project and I'm paid by hours. The majority of my work is computational programming and I need to run not-very-light computational jobs each day multiple times. Quite often the ...
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What to do with a good employee who comes late and leaves early?

I've got an employee who does a pretty good job with her work. She does stay on top of tasks but she has a serious issue with start / end times. I am pretty flexible as long as work gets done so I ...
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How to deal with a boss that who lacks skill at scheduling?

I work a part time job, so it lends itself to weird hours. It's seasonal, so I don't get overtime pay, and we use a scheduling app like When I Work to get our schedules and check timesheets. My boss, ...
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If I choose to work full time how many hours will I likely receive? [duplicate]

So here I am, with a retail application in my hand (it’s a digital one, and I have no way of asking my employer) and I’m at the part with two check boxes. Option one? Part time. Option two? Full time. ...
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Questions regarding attire, working hours, and general work [closed]

This is my third year back at this place of work (summer internship, 3 or so months), and they're excited to have me back. However, I feel a bit sheepish to ask the following questions: Last year, ...
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What is the rationale for companies to encourag long hours? [closed]

I’m trying to understand my employer better, so let me explain: As a knowledge worker (software developer to be specific) I noticed that after 6 hours of work diminishing returns start to kick in. ...
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When do you enter and leave your office? (Europe) [closed]

Upon finishing my masters degree I moved to Spain for personal reasons. I was lucky to find a job very fast, the workplace is great and coworkers too. However I noticed some cultural differences at ...
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Are managers expected to work longer hours than their subordinates? [closed]

I know lots depends on the industry and so on (and size of the company etc). So to narrow down the scope of the answers let me provide some context: A mature startup in the software industry. So the ...
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Salary vs Monitoring Hours [closed]

I just took this job and there are issues around my hours while being salary. My boss told me in the interview that I would be hourly, and the schedule is not flexible. But upon hiring, the company ...
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New CEO right after my promotion [closed]

During September/October 2017 I got suddenly promoted to be the head of IT of a newly founded company. The previous head was the head of IT of the company were everyone was working. Because they had ...
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What are the problems with asking my employer to work less than 40 hours per week?

I am a full-time, salaried software engineer who has been with my current company for 3 years in good standing, and I'm currently struggling with chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) that ...
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How do companies and employees deal with abnormally long commutes due to traffic? [closed]

I'm considering moving to Northern Virginia because my girlfriend lives there. When I leave her place to get to work, 50 miles away, it takes two hours if I leave before 6 a.m but 3 hours if I leave ...
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How to set boundaries with work hours

Recently I started work at an R&D firm, and as I was hired one of the big selling points was the opportunity to work on diverse projects and "never get bored". For the first two months I assumed ...
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Negotiating a 9-5 in a new role? [closed]

Looking for some practical advice here about hours re new role. A rigid 09:00 to 17:30 really wouldn't be ideal if it could be helped. Especially as a programmer / tech. I suspect most of my ...
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How to deal with manager's request of “just staying longer” for work hours record?

My manager wanted me to stay longer in office because upper management was not satisfied with my working hours. He and other managers said that I was productive as a software engineer, but he failed ...
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Colleague not working their hours and boss hasn't noticed [duplicate]

I work on a small team (approximately 10 people) within a very large company. Within our team, we all share the same line manager and all sit in close proximity to one another, within our office. We'...
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How to explain to interviewers that I am paid for two positions at the exact same time?

I have a full-time position as a security guard for a museum. The position requires me to sit down in front of our emergency alert system, and to respond if the alarms ever go off. The alarms at the ...
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What are viable alternatives to billing by the hour?

Whether you are freelancing or your company is offering a contract, it is very common to charge by the hour. Yet: The customer wants a result within a reasonable time for a reasonable price. Whether ...
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Expected to return to work on day of return travel from conference [closed]

IT Employee in the Netherlands, scheduled for attending in a conference in Germany running mon-wed. Looking at the programme, we initially decided on attending 2 out of 3 days of the conference. ...
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Does it come across negatively when I leave work at 16:00 on the dot? [duplicate]

So I work 7.5 hours/day, from 08:00 till 16:00. My hours are flexible to an extent so I can start later and finish later, or have a longer lunch and finish later, etc. I have a 1.5 hour commute to/...
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How to answer when asked “Are you able to work long hours” in a job interview? [closed]

Background Software Engineering Field, Sri Lanka. Generally, 60 - 80 % of Software Engineers are working 12+ hours at their job in Sri Lanka. The "Are you able to work long hours?" question is ...
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How much monitoring of employers is allowed and usual? [closed]

I am working for a large international company. I mostly sit by myself in my office. There is no registering of when employees leave and come. But do you think they monitor when I am logged into my ...
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What are the advantages for the employer to set flexible hours?

My situation is quite similar to this question: How To Negotiate Flexible Working Hours In order to help me to "build my case" I wanted to know what are advantages for the employer to let their ...
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Manager does not schedule breaks for team members

I work in a seasonal (summer lifeguard) position in Colorado where most of my time is spent out in the sun or doing physical labor of some sort. It isn't particularly arduous work, but it can be ...
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Compensation based on Tasks vs Hours for Intern [closed]

I am working as software engineer at a small startup in SF. I'm paid by the hour but am wondering if this is the best way to be compensated for my time/work. I feel like at times because I am paid ...
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Is it rude to change my work schedule more than once?

Last week, in order to make up for time lost during a work holiday, I asked my manager if I could work a few extra hours each day during the week. After my schedule was adjusted, an event came up ...