Job advice

A friend related this story his mentor told him on his first day, in an industry famous for its emphasis on face time and work hours:

First, figure out when everyone else gets into work, and arrive 5 minutes before them. Then figure out when they leave, and take off 5 minutes after that. Finally, take a 3-hour lunch break, but leave your jacket on the back of your chair. People will just think you’re in a meeting. End result, you work about half as long as everyone else but you look like you’re spending more time than anyone.

Hey, they got from him exactly what their work culture emphasized…