My ex-boss in York once sounded me nicely for always leaving the office sharp at 5.30pm. I responded nicely that indeed I am paid to work up to only 5.30pm and on top of that, I do not get OT and really, I didn't have anything to do. I asked him what he suggest that i do? Pretend to work like everyone else? fiddle on my paper and computer until the clock strikes 6pm?
And that's how some of us Malaysians deal with OVERTIME. People who work late are not necessarily hardworking. People who work late also do not necessarily have A LOT OF THINGS to do. People who work late in my opinion just have bad time management.
And some just work late because everyone else is. Because they wanna conform. Well, i defied that and i kena from my ex-boss. But i stood to what i believe. Why the heck work late for nothing. Right?
And if you some people take your work as a refuge from your otherwise unmeaningful and boring life after work. it's time to rethink your priorities.