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BusinessJustin November 1st, 2014 10:09pm

You're paid on salary and are supposed to work 40 hours a week, but you go home early a few days a week because you have nothing left to do and so you only end up working 35 hours. Is this okay?

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
11/02/14 10:07 pm

I'm sure there's something you could find to do. 38 would be ok, but I think 35 is pushing it.

grondini Mainer in NC
11/02/14 5:19 pm

Only ok if your co-workers don't have to pick up any of your slack. I work in a hospital with a dept open 24/7 and I'm salaried. If we're caught up, the next shift will let is go home 30 min early. It balances out - we stay late often as well.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
11/02/14 4:19 pm

Yes bc on other weeks you will work more than 40 hours a week. That's the point of a salary!

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/02/14 3:46 pm

Of course it's ok. There will be other weeks when you work much more than 40 hours.

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gjb2779
11/02/14 3:05 pm

I do this all the time. My boss just cares that we get our stuff done effectively.

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dlaw4570
11/02/14 6:46 am

Usually it's reversed and you are expected to work 60 hours...

Theutus Florida
11/02/14 6:03 am

I worked for some neurotic upper management that used too force start and end times on us. I got really good at bejeweled after the work was finished. Nothing like being held captive in a cubicle.

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rons Thanks America
11/02/14 5:56 am

Ask for more work.

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DonWichita Kansas
11/02/14 11:02 am

Ron has the best solution of all.
Ask your boss for more work, if there isn't he/she may let you off anyway. When lay-offs come it will be a good memory for your boss that you meet commitments & are loyal to the work. Its better than being dishonest.

Wackacrat Harford County
11/02/14 3:24 am

As long as you are there when there is an inundation of work demand and don't mind doing what it takes to get it done, including no paid overtime.

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
11/02/14 1:36 am

I do this all the time. I have a certain workload I am responsible for each week & each month. At slower points of the year like now, I take Fridays off, certain months I'm in 1-2 Saturdays. My bosses pay me the same regardless.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/01/14 11:30 pm

It sure is ok! That's one of the perks of being salaried.

mac Oregon
11/01/14 9:42 pm

If you are salary, you work the job not the hour.

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arielb SoCal, so Cal
11/01/14 11:38 pm

Not if you're on a govt contract.

arielb SoCal, so Cal
11/01/14 11:39 pm

You need to remain on tap just in case during business hours.

brenstal Florida
11/01/14 8:58 pm

I think it is if you make it up at other times and you're clearing it with your supervisor.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/01/14 6:05 pm

It's OK unless there is a specified requirement for me to be at work at least 40 hours a week. My bet is with the extra hours during parts of the year, and unnecessary phone calls during what should be my off time, it averages out in their favor.

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GlockMan1 Alabama
11/01/14 5:50 pm

It usually all works out. Sometimes you have to put in overtime will no extra pay.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/01/14 5:15 pm

If you get your work done, yes. But I don't want to hear you complain when you're putting in 60 hour weeks.

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BusinessJustin Tamriel
11/01/14 6:15 pm

Haha, I'm not one to complain about long hours usually. Perhaps it's masochism, but I actually kind of enjoy working longer hours.

RJ1969 SoCal
11/01/14 3:35 pm

That's why you work your ass off while you're younger so you have options like this as an adult. Salary is the way to go.

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fredd TrumpLand
11/01/14 3:28 pm

It probably depends on what kind of bosses and workplace culture you have, but I think it's fine. You're a professional, you're there to do a job. it's done? Go home! You'll probably end up working extra at some point anyway.

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spicysteve M14D SBS
11/01/14 3:22 pm

As long as the task is completed.

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sojourner present
11/01/14 3:22 pm

Yes, because if you are like most salaried positions you will ultimately end up working more than 40 hours most weeks.

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