Is It Worth It To Put In Extra Hours At Work?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about working early and late:

I have a habit of reporting to work one hour earlier than everyone else and leaving at least one half hour later than everyone else. However, I feel as though I get nothing accomplished. Can this hurt me in the long run?

Signed, Working More But Enjoying It Less

Dear Working More But Enjoying It Less:

You ask if your work hours can hurt you in the long run. I think you mean, can it hurt how you are viewed by others, not can it harm you personally. However, I will answer your question from both perspectives since I think they are linked. Many people like to get to work early so they can get things ready for starting to work at the regular time. Many people leave later as a way to wrap things up at their leisure and avoid the traffic rush.

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