My department usually has some pretty early risers (myself included.) Sometimes, we’ll arrive at work around 5-6am to get work done while nobody’s in the office – it means more work can get done without people dropping by and being like, “Hey, did you see that episode of America’s Got Talent?” (which, honestly, I did not, and care in no way about the a capella singing rock band; that sounds retarded.) Now, the fact that we get to work early means that, by like 4:00 or 4:30, we be burned out. Some of the guys in my department will log their time and leave early. Recently, human resources – who are between us and the exit door – complained to the brass that we were leaving early. “Why do they get to leave at 4:00 or 4:30 and we don’t?” was, apparently, their general gripe. Now, I should note that none of us are trying to stiff the company or weasel their way into a few more dollars of pay by working less. Some of these guys don’t take breaks and just log 9-10-hour days. The fact that they're leaving by 4 is not a result of them trying to "skip out early," it's that they've been calculating and drafting since the sun started makin' daylight! …and yet, the brass came down on our department. WTF!?