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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Is it ethical to run benchmarks on the clock?

In the spirit of these questions: I work as a research assistant on a few projects for PhD candidates at my school. One of the projects involves optimizing a piece of code that does some of their ...
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Is background design/problem-solving time considered billable? [closed]

Say you're doing contract development work that is accounted for and billed on an hourly basis. There has been no design work done/provided up front, and the project involves a number of problems ...
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How does billing by hours work as skill increases and time to completion decreases? [closed]

If I start a new job and I'm asked to do some work for a client. The company bills the client in 15min increments, I spend time learning my companies' setup, where things are, etc... I end up billing ...
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how to renegotiate work hours without risking loss of trust &/or confidence?

I recently was promoted at my current job and put on a salary. The expectation is that I put in at least fifty hours a week (ten hours per day, five days per week). I have asked this question on other ...
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Official work hours for nonexempt [closed]

I work in Manufacturing and our fixed work hours are 7:00am - 3:30pm with a 15 minute unpaid break and 30 minute paid lunch. Our nonexempt employees are required to punch a clock at the start and ...
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How to moderate excessive competition in a workplace? [closed]

Some of my coworkers are putting in 10+ hours daily (in addition to a +2 hours commute), and make sarcastic remarks when suggested to leave the office 'early' (especially if the boss is present in the ...
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How To Negotiate Flexible Working Hours

This is a follow up to a previous question on appraisals. I work as a software developer in a small IT company, working normal office hours. Last year in my appraisal, I mentioned I'd like flexible ...
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Negotiating telecommuting for an IT Support technician who's nearly automated himself out of a job

Background: I was hired to support and manage the rollout of a new M$ Surface fleet (200 of them). This includes provisioning, training and support for troubled users of the tablets and the mobility ...
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What is the best way to handle comp time? [closed]

Different managers in our company handle comp time differently, which creates some issues. Some track it and then allow employees to schedule it as in advance. Others give it out whenever it is asked ...
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How can I maintain focus on a project? [closed]

As I get older I find it harder to maintain focus on a project. I am self employed and this is very important that I can focus on the project at hand and not get side tracked on less important ...
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Does Being Paid Salary Mean My Days Should Be Longer? [closed]

I was recently moved from hourly pay to salary pay so I'm used to leaving work on time. Now that I'm salary though I keep getting remarks from management that seem point at I should be staying at work ...
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Is it unprofessionnal to leave earlier in the evening? [duplicate]

For some years now, I've been working for a company that quickly growed up. We started from being ~10 people to ~70 people now, in three years. As it was a new company, I worked very hard during those ...
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How can I repair my relationship with my manager?

I have been a valuable member of my team. My peers know it and my team knows it. I spend 30% of my time daily working from home. (Due to personal commitments) I am a part of a company which frowns on ...
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When keeping track of your hours, should you round at all?

I'm keeping track of my own hours for the position I'm currently working at a small company. I have never had to keep track of my hours before, so I'm unsure about whether or not I should be exact in ...
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How much time should a consultant bill for waking up at 3:00 am and doing 5 or 10 minutes of work?

Recently, I've been doing a lot of production support that requires off-hour work. Recently, I've been asked a couple of times to get up at 3:00 am and check the status of our data, which only takes 5 ...
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How to handle informal influence that contradicts formal agreements?

Background: I have had the following experience a few times in my life. I was working under contract for a company through an agency. The manager/PM that I would be working with would declare to us ...
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Is it acceptable to add a small clause when negotiating a contract to work for a large company?

My idea is I want to add a clause called "Skill development" where I am allotted a small(3/40) amount of hours per week working on projects of my choosing. The idea is working on these projects will ...

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