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Skimp on work hours at your own risk

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You’ve earned a promotion or joined a new employer. In your first week, you notice that your peers and bosses don’t head home until after 6 p.m., an hour later than in your old job. What’s worse, you realize that you can fulfill all your job duties—and provide value-added extras—while leaving at 5 p.m. But if you leave then, you risk undermining others’ perception of you as a hard worker. They may judge you harshly because you leave “early,” leading them to ignore your actual performance. Avoid this mess by learning in advance when your would-be colleagues come and go. If you’re unwilling to match those hours, either don’t take the job or accept the possibility that you won’t be promoted.

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