Dear CC: I'm not a morning person - I show up at work later than anyone but stay a few hours after everyone's gone home. It seems more than fair to me. What do you think?
It's not what CC thinks; it's what your boss and your colleagues think. In some offices, people work completely independently, and as long as your work gets done, great. But in most, people rely on each other-to pass work to, to bounce ideas off of, to spoil the ending of last night's Heroes that you TiVo-ed. You don't want them getting frustrated when they can't find you. Here's some advice: Show up on time and stay late. Red Bull and espresso drinks are close at hand.