(Closed) What Should I Do?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would just up and leave at 4. When someone says something about leaving together you say “Yes, I understand that but since I get in early, I leave early.” Then leave.

It was part of your negotiation so its your right. If something needs to be done and you are waiting on a coworker to give you something, then tell them “Just make sure its on my desk and when I get in at 630 I will do it then. It will be completed before you get here”

Post # 4
1059 posts
Bumble bee

@ThreeMeers:  +1. I think this leaving as a group thing is stupid, and that you should be able to leave early since you get into work early. You could maybe lesson the blow of you leaving early by bringing in muffins or other breakfasty things the first few (and occassional) mornings – that will bring attention to the fact that you get in early and give people something to appreciate about that.

Post # 5
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

@ThreeMeers:  +1

I would speak to whoever hired you and tell them that you plan on leaving at 4, which was agreed to before you took the position. Your co-workers may not like it/be jealous, but who cares? Leave at 4.

Post # 6
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree with PPs. Maybe the person who said “everyone leaves as a group” isn’t aware of your agreement with whoever hired you. I would just leave at 4:00 and if anyone says anything, just explain how you began working there with the agreement to be able to leave at 4:00 because of your prior commitments. After explaining that, anyone who thinks you should just have to sit in your office and do nothing for 3 1/2 hours just because he or she wants everyone to leave at the same time is an idiot.

Post # 7
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@givemecouture:  This is ridiculous. I would absolutely talk with whoever your manager is and say you want to go over your hours a bit. Explain that you thought it was agreed you would work 7 – 4. What time do the people who stay until 7 get in? If they get in at 9, I think you might need to expect to stay unti at least 6. 9 hour work days might be expected at this office.

Post # 8
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Who told you that everyone leaves as a group??  If it was your boss, you definitely need to bring up to them the fact that when you were hired you made it clear and it was approved that you had certain hours you wanted to work within, and also that you’ve been getting your daily work completed before it’s time that everyone leaves.  If the person who told you is lower, then I think you should be able to just leave when you want to.  I’ve never heard of a team/department/office leaving all together, that seems really silly!

Post # 11
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If they never mentioned anything about leaving together in any meetings when you were deciding on time I would just up and leave. If your co-workers tell you that they all leave together, I agree just say “I have different schedule, get here early, leave early” I worked at a store (always closing shift) once where we all had to leave at once, but those who were on a different schedule always left when their shift was over. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STAY. Was the person who told you this the boss???? if not, then just leave.

Post # 12
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@givemecouture:  wait. she said she didn’t know you were serious????? wth????

Post # 16
72 posts
Worker bee

Is sneaking out a possibility? I think the leaving together as a group thing is so silly.

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