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I've recently been promoted and I'm going from hourly to salaried. Amidst this crisis and the promotion I've gotten lost in the big changes and forgot to ask the simple questions.

When tf do I leave work if I'm not tracking my hours anymore? (Or for the near future, log off of work)

I know the general consensus is "when the work is done", but we all know the work is never truly done

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    Ask your boss. Also read your contract and any collective agreements it claims to follow if any.
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    @electrineer I'm just a regular employee at my company, not sure if I have a contract really. I'll try to search our internal web page for references to timekeeping for salaried employees but I don't have some 30-page printout that says "here's what you do and don't do"
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    How do you know how much you are paid or if you even work there if there's no contract
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    @electrineer We have an internal centralized web hub with pages for our HR, benefits, company profile, etc. Apparently having an employee handbook is a normal thing but out of all my jobs and internships I think I've only ever gotten one of those like once.

    But yeah, I go to the internal page and go to the HR link and it shows me my pay stubs, pay rate, contact info, etc. I don't know if it has any FAQs about general salary though, my company is very large and much broader than my role so the requirements may be dependent on sub-organization
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    All the jobs I had so far required me to sign a contract before I started. Going by that experience, you should have one, and I encourage you to read it.

    If by chance you didn't sign anything before starting, ask your manager or HR for a copy of your terms of employment.

    Also, getting paid a salary, and keeping time on whatever you use your work hours for are potentially two different things. While being a salaried empoyee usually means the company can ask you to work longer hours without providing additional compensation, there are limits to that, depending on jurisdiction, and if it gets out of hand (say, more than 15 minutes each day in order to finish up whatever you were doing at the end of the day), it behooves you to refuse, and either point to the need for a healthy work/life balance, or renegotiate your salary, if you are the type to trade time off for more pay.
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