He bowls overhand.
I don't think it's a nuke thing. I think that the professional relationship is just different. The civilian analogue relationship between a CPO and junior enlisted would be a foreman with workers. What junior enlisted do on a day-to-day basis is closely managed and supervised by the LPO and CPO, and this includes when the work is done for the day.I wonder if this is a nuke thing? I saw this more than a few times with RO's.
It is interesting though that the feeling is that if the CO is there then the JO's, CPO's, etc..... need to be there, but when it comes to CPO's and the junior guys I wouldn't leave until my guys that weren't on duty had left for the day.
Meanwhile, the relationship of JOs/DHs to the front office is that of a support staff to assist the command in making decisions to accomplish the mission, as well as managing all the things that keep your piece of the unit ready to do so. The civilian analogue would be a relationship between senior and junior executives. As an officer if you're being told what to do and when to do it, it's an indication that you're screwing up at a high rate of speed. That includes the fact that you're expected to know when you have to show up and when you're done for the day without being told.
I don't know if the expectation in the corporate world exists for junior execs and executive assistants to work longer hours than their bosses, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.