Recently, certain changes with regards to my work schedule has been implemented. While the announcement
appear happen to be unorthodox, we don’t have no choice but to follow. Imagine sending an e-mail, which should be rather an office memo instead was sent on an ungodly time where most people are out of the office and rushing off from work to catch up with the traffic that the holiday break will give.
Work schedule has always been a big issue for me. It’s not that I can’t comply with company guidelines or sort but time is a very important thing for me and changing it has an impact to my well being. In my entire working experience, this is the first time that I’ll be experiencing a fixed schedule. Not that I am degrading call center employees (I do have relatives working in a call centers) but it seems like I am working like one because I am compelled to get to work even if I don’t have to do at the start (sometimes work come late in the day). Personally, I don’t think that a fixed schedule won’t work in a IT related work as the work comes once in a while and depends on the milestones that it has to accomplish. Unless work requires support on a prescribed period for clients, work shouldn’t be on a fixed schedule.
In your opinion, on what type of situations where a fixed schedule would work better over a flexible time schedule?