Because I got a lot of shit done. I wanted to leave early but for my image I stayed and did some tiny housecleaning items until I couldn't stand it anymore and bailed at 4:45.
See, the other more hardworking attorneys handle their "real" cases get in earlier so they can chat with the receptionist and play games in her office for an hour. I get in a little later because I live farther away. I also try to work at work, and I do, and when it's finished, it makes me crazy to be finished and sitting around.
My fiancé says I'm an entitled millennial paying her dues; I say I a brilliantly efficient juvenile public defender.