Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
My department that I work in has a pretty flexible start end time requirement. You can pretty much get into the office at any time as long as you get your shit done and do at least your eight plus lunch. Well we have this intern who comes in at the crack of dawn and leaves at like 3. I find this somewhat abusive of this flexible arrangement and as an intern who is interesting in working here shouldn't be leaving so early. Whenever theres something that happens at 3:30pm or a meeting we wanted to schedule it's always, oh, let's have it later to accommodate the intern. Fuck that, if most of your group is here between x and y fucking be here within a reasonable variation of that.
Taking the rules literally without considering the actual situation is classic Dumb New Guy behavior. Someone should just pull him aside and tell him he can't take that shit literally, and he needs to be there during core hours. Or everyone could just murmur about it and watch him fail, depends how altruistic you're feeling.
Originally Posted by brokencycle
I agree on the intern, but I don't understand the bolded. Why do I need to be in the office for 8+ hours/day if I get my shit done?
Depending on the work, sometimes you just need to be available during business hours.
It's probably just asses in seats culture though.