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Those on local projects, do you get to office by 9 on Mondays or align to when traveling teammates get in? Beat our local staff to the office and I come from two states away. Can I say something?

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If they are getting their work done, then you should stop acting like it's 1950 and get out of the "butt in seat" mentality. A nice local project is a treat. Over the course of a long consulting career there will be plenty of gigs where they can't do this. I take advantage of flexibility anywhere it can be done without causing a client optics issue.

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I hate saying this as personally I 1. don't need to see people to know they're productive and 2. don't think travelers on projects get the caveats of "being local", but yes, locals should be on-site for perception. They should've been there reasonable time, sub-9:00 local. Just keep in mind locals are usually holding down the fort Thursdays when you leave earlier than COB and are on-site potentially Fridays... a free lunch or happy hour wouldn't hurt to incentivize and increase team morale/turnover.

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Don't sweat the small stuff. People are either producing value or aren't.

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Get in five minutes before them. Look like you've been there for hours

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No. Everyone will hate you if you say something. What benefit does it add?

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If my staff came to me and tattled, I'd be amused at the tattler and would say nothing to the local staff. People care about work getting done, not about how early you can wake up on a Monday.

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Stop being so vile. Wow some people are so nasty

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Say something to whom? About what? To what end?

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People like OP and P1 are the reason I see consulting experiencing a "brain drain" now and in the future. The tech industry does this right - it's not about hours and face time, it's about output

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I don't understand how reprimanding somebody else will uplift you. Just do your work and focus. Who made you in charge of everyone else ? That is the wrong way to work unless you are the manager and your direct reports are later than you are . Then maybe , but otherwise mind your own business .

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I don't care what time my staff comes is as long as they deliver in time. Even though I have time to train, sit down for breakfast and get to the office by 7am while most of them roll in around 9am.

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Why not ask if you can arrive a bit later to match the rest of the team?

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OP and P1 were definitely the life of the party and always got laid

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Its people like OP and kpmg1 who make me shudder at the thought of working in industry where 50 somethings squabble about what time everyone came into office

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Pwc1why is it your business?

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Wow OP... idk what the local staff's daily commute is like but chances are, he/she is stuck in traffic for hours while you just roll out of bed and hop in a 5 min Uber everyday

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I believe it all depends on the client. If the client office tends to come in around 8:30-9, then follow that same timeline. They don't know what value you're adding besides the senior level that are actually paying for you, but since it's all about client perception, come in early enough. I don't think that's a bad thing to talk to your team about.

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OP's only claim to fame is arriving at 9.15 am. OP I know who you are and no you did not beat me to the clock I was just changing desks, second you should worry more about your performance more cause the other 4 staffs have performed better than you on the project. Me me in the break room, we can invite the SM and you can tell on me.

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I'd absolutely say something. That's extreme laziness on their part.

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Because they're working short hours and likely still going to try to leave at the same time?

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@P2 Totally fair, but to your point, the clients that require us to travel there weekly are the ones who have optics issues. So my local staff being lazy doesn't cut it.

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