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I don't really want to work with people who are unmotivated and just "Do their time and go". I've done it; I've worked in crappy jobs. Those jobs were, e.g., cashier at fast food joint. Or stocker at department store. Everyone wanted to leave. No one wanted to be there.

I am not really up to dealing with the harsh cynicism and assumptions of uselessness of our work with someone who leaves as soon as possible. Doesn't mean I don't like going home early. I do... But if your goal is to clock in at 8:30 and exit at 5:01, just to do the bare minimum, I can't jibe with that. I've worked with people like that... and I don't want to do it again.

Regards, pity, etc.

The problem with this logic is you're automatically assuming everyone who clocks in at 8:30 and out at 5:01 is doing the bare minimum and not pulling their own weight. What if a 5:01er pulled their weight & prioritized their time well enough to get the job done? I'm in the 9-5 because I have a family I'm starting; work should never be consume my life.

Pity? I pity you. Sad, Sad life when work is all you've got.

I totally agree but to play devil's advocate why does motivation have to correspond with working late into the night? In fact I'd argue that a motivated team should be able to get their 'share' done in less than 8 hours a day.

You're assuming I mean working late into the night. :-)

I would say that a motivated person is okay with staying 5-20 minutes late occasionally when trying to get something done that they care about.

Actually, bare minimum would be clocking in at 9AM and leaving at 5PM. I'm not sure where you're getting 8:30AM.

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