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?
I'm sure there's something you could find to do. 38 would be ok, but I think 35 is pushing it.
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.
Yes bc on other weeks you will work more than 40 hours a week. That's the point of a salary!
Of course it's ok. There will be other weeks when you work much more than 40 hours.
I do this all the time. My boss just cares that we get our stuff done effectively.
Usually it's reversed and you are expected to work 60 hours...
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.
Ask for more work.
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.
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.
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.
It sure is ok! That's one of the perks of being salaried.
If you are salary, you work the job not the hour.
Not if you're on a govt contract.
You need to remain on tap just in case during business hours.
I think it is if you make it up at other times and you're clearing it with your supervisor.
I have no issue with this.
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.
It usually all works out. Sometimes you have to put in overtime will no extra pay.
If you get your work done, yes. But I don't want to hear you complain when you're putting in 60 hour weeks.
Haha, I'm not one to complain about long hours usually. Perhaps it's masochism, but I actually kind of enjoy working longer hours.
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.
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.
As long as the task is completed.
Yes, because if you are like most salaried positions you will ultimately end up working more than 40 hours most weeks.