My boss has this crazy rule but nobody can leave the office until everyone has finished up with their work for the day.
Sometimes that can be a nuisance when you finish up an hour and a half before the rest of the crew. The boss will usually send us to help someone finish up, but oftentimes the heating and AC repairs do not require a second hand. We still have to wait until the last person finishes up. The boss thinks this is the fairest way to make sure that everyone does their work and does not try to complete things more quickly than they should be done. I’ve worked out a couple of other heating and AC service providers that have the same rule. I don’t like it, but I understand it. Last month I got sent downtown to help a guy with a ductless HVAC insulation job. The new guy was having some trouble. It really wasn’t his fault. The wiring for the building turned out to be much different than the blueprints showed. I was already at the office when the guy called for help and I told my boss that I would go. Every once in a while it’s nice to look like a team player. When I got to the apartment, I understood exactly why the guy needed help. There was no way of knowing where any of the wiring was located because of the crazy construction that was done on the building 40 years ago. We worked on that installation until almost 8:30.