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It's going to be different for everyone, but for me would be:

- More schedule freedom. I hate being forced to stay here from 9am to 6pm. What if today I want to get here at 11am, and only leave at 8pm? I'm still working the full 8 hours, so what's the problem?
- Actually work with what I want and enjoy doing.

To be honest, that would be all for me. This is all (I think) I need to be happy while working.

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    While I understand your point, what if someone has to contact you at 0930 on a day where you want to start later? Would you take the call outside of "your" working hours? (If they are defined somewhere that is).

    This is a complex issue with lots of variables, but I sure hope you'll find a place someday with your desired schedule.
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    @Jilano where I work right now, no one calls me, if they need to contact me they will come talk to me in person or, if they can't, email me. Since I'm talking about this company in particular, it is very common that someone will call (not me, but my co-workers) in the middle of the night with a problem. "outside working hours" don't exist for some of them. I think this will be my future, but I'll see when I get there.

    Obviously, if I knew someone needed to talk to me at 9:30, I would be sure I was there before that time. If not, I might still take the call and go to work before what I was planing that day
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    @cantthinkofone I meant unplanned call but my comment wasn't really clear.
    I understand your struggle, doesn't really seem easy either.

    Good luck!
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    Emergency: phone call 24h
    Non-emergency: email/slack

    Jobs prone to emergency calls should not follow the 8h/day schedule.
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