I was recently told by my manager that his manager held a meeting with him and my manager's peers to discuss "resource optimization," since it seems like everyone in our department is overly busy these day.
They reviewed each direct and when it came to me (and a few others), my manager's peers believe that I am not busy enough! I was a bit surprised at this, and I asked my manager what he thought. His response was that he didn't think so and it was probably a "perseption problem" due to the fact that I pretty much leave the office "on time" (none of them even noticed that I get in 30 minutes before all of them).
I feel like I am being called out because I am efficient at what I do. While everyone else seems to run around like headless chickens, I often get my work done on time. There are occassions that I stay late due to meetings with London. Or I take calls from home at 8pm - but those don't seem to "count".
So, any suggestion on how to handle this kind of feedback? I don't think the way to go about this is to simply stay later (like George in Seinfeld did in that one epsisode). Note that I also got an above average rating during my latest review which is considered quite good in our company, so I don't see this as an actual performance issue.