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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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Company wants to revert my working hours to previous arrangement

I had a contract as a home shopping driver, and I worked Sunday evenings until 10pm, and Monday through Thursday from 7am until 2pm. However, for a few months, I started working Sunday mornings ...
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Legal for company to force employees to clock in by (unpaid) lunch break? [closed]

At my company the lunch break is unpaid time, as is pretty standard. The company allows employees to either arrive late or leave early twice per pay period month, without having to use paid leave time....
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Is it possible to work long hours in France?

I do like, have liked in the past, to work long hours occasionally -- as a software developer, but maybe anyone who enjoys their work or maybe learning something may relate. hacking run: n. [analogy ...
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Hours and lunch time. What should I do when all the other engineers have a shorter lunch break and are expected to work more hours?

I started at the company I'm at now about 2.5 years ago. I was told via email I get an hour lunch. I asked, via email, if I needed to take the whole hour for lunch. (I assumed it was an unpaid lunch.) ...
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I enjoy my part time job but they aren't paying for all work hours

I work for a company that sends me to different stores to give out samples. The pay is by hour. I used to do it for the money, now that I have a full time job I just do it because the work is ...
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Is it legal for an employer in FL to tell employees who agreed to attend the company Christmas party to leave work at 3pm and require those who cannot

Is it legal for an employer in FL to tell employees who agreed to attend the company Christmas party to leave work at 3pm and require those who cannot attend to work the full day until 5pm?
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Why do my bosses ask if I am okay?

I tend to care about my work and so I tend to work long hours. I am a manager, so when my employees call out, I pick up their task and complete it. I am told I am an open book and my team and upper ...
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Is it wrong to manage my time in such a way that I don't have to work past 5:00 PM?

I am exempt salaried in the USA, working from home. My work hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with an hour lunch from noon to 1:00 PM. While I complete all my tasks on time and receive exceptional reviews, ...
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Are we meant to work 9 hours a day - everyday? [closed]

I love programming and computer networks, and I find it very interesting. I also love playing PC games - but I rarely play 9 hours a day. I also love many other things, that I would seldom do for 9 ...
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Employer wants to increase my notice period - however I feel I am underpaid for this to happen

I am a developer working at a company in the UK (been there close to 3 years). Our team which used to be an 8 person team is now just 2 of us. This has put me in the position of being the most ...
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How To Deal With (Possible) Accounting Error

Background The place I work at has an overtime policy so that anyone who works outside of their assigned hours, gets paid more for each additional hour. This company has a lot of bad managers and a ...
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Disclosure obligations to employers: UK full-time salaried employee intending to take up additional paid employment 20% with a non-competing business

I recently started working full-time (i.e. 37.5 to 40 hours per week) in the UK as a permanent employee of a UK-based private organisation, with monthly salary paid through BACS to my UK bank account. ...
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Our employee is coming earlier and earlier at her workplace, which is our home

We are an injured couple living in Belgium, and are unable to keep our house clean exclusively by ourselves. So we hired somebody through an agency to do it for us every week through what is called &...
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Why company policies don't guarantee work-life-balance?

The adoption of the trend called on-call is high among software companies where they expect employees to work beyond office-hours for things like urgent customer issues, pipeline failures, etc. This ...
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ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult [closed]

Something like ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5-years old): Pretend I'm a young adult in highschool/primary school or university and haven't tried any full-time jobs, say in summer breaks or for internships. ...
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Is it a good idea for me to propose temporarily reducing my hours, so I can work on a '20% time' side-project unrelated to my job?

Is it a good idea to propose on my own initiative a temporary decrease (20% less for 6 months) of my work hours and therefore my salary to work on a side project? The side project concerns the ...
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Employment contract specifies 40 hours. Normal?

Recently I received an offer for a Project Management position at IT company. Before I've been working for about 6 years as a contractor/freelancer, and also I've never been working as an employee in ...
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My boss want to change my working hours, but I don't want to change them

I have been working with this company in Jordan for more than 3 months. The working hours on the contract are 9AM to 6PM and it never states that the working hours will be changed. Today my boss, who ...
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Told to record my own hours

I started this job a few days ago, and today is my third day working in the office. The employment process was pretty low key; I saw his ad, messaged him, and I started work. I get paid $15 an hour. I ...
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New Hampshire: Salary employee must take comp time for pay periods under 40h?

I have a question regarding sick/vacation time for salary employees in New Hampshire, USA. If a salary worker in NH works over 40h in a week, they are not paid overtime. However, I am seeing a ...
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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?

I work for a bank in London and am currently in 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 increasing so we have ...
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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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