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Is it okay to count overtime hours when deciding to go home for the day? The real question you should have asked is: (emphasis mine) Will the company be willing to consider the previously-clocked unpaid overtime to compensate for the shortfall at a a later date? The answer is: Only the company / management can answer that. Talk to your boss (and / or HR ...


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Their response was that it technically is possible, but looked down upon by the higher ups. Naturally, because the higher ups want you to continue to provide free labor. Don't buy into the sucker culture that's so prevalent in today's work culture. If you sold cars for a living would you sell a car to a customer with options that they didn't pay for? Of ...


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Two important bits of information missing: In which country is this happening? And what do you mean by "boss"? Is it your manager, is it the company owner? You can tell your boss that it is absolute nonsense that "developers work late". (If you don't want to tell him yourself, just show him this post). Good developers don't do unpaid overtime, because they ...


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My question, is it okay to approach this with higher ups? how can I do so? Certainly it's okay. Just ask for a few minutes of your bosses time. Mention that you would like to work extra hours early in the month, so that you could take time off later in the month to do personal things and manage meetings for your freelance jobs. They will tell you if ...


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It's a trick. These type of bosses try to squeeze out some extra hours out of the employees, for free. The boss may even try to sound ruthless/serious about it, and try to convince you to stay longer, and put a lot of stress on you about this matter to stay longer until you finally submit, but he cannot force you and he's not allowed to. If it's not urgent,...


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Is it okay to go home on time? Yes, given that you have finished your regular work and there's no urgent need for you to stay back and fix something, then yes. I'm currently working for a company, and I just got a complaint from the boss that I always leave the workplace on time; usually a developer works late. Seems your management has a twisted view ...


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You can choose to leave whenever you want, but if you don’t follow your supervisor’s directions you are sure to be fired. Your choice. Sounds like you’re not entirely clear on your hours and weekly expectations - talk about it with your boss not Internet strangers. If your locality has laws about maximum hours that will come into effect, but that is rare ...


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It depends on your region and your contract, but generally, you are fine to leave the office as soon as it becomes the time that is designated in your contract. Just because you are a developer does not mean you need to stay longer than others, unless that is specified in your contract. For context, in Japan, many contracts specify the maximum amount of ...


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