requesting less hours

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I guess I would explore if they have a part-time position available. 


You could also see if there are any part time employee at your work who want full time, and tell your boss you and so-and-so are basically wanting to switch. 

Post # 4
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depends what kind of work you do, but honestly I can imagine a job that working fewer hours would be “best for company”. If they wanted you to work less, they would schedule you less.

Post # 5
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ThreeMeers:  +1

If a company really wanted you to work less hours, they would schedule you less hours so that they don’t have to pay you (just being honest). Cutting your hours in half may not go well, so I suggest a Plan B.

Post # 6
7375 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Kimber_bee:  I agree with PPs that I really can’t see a way you can spin it so that it looks like this is best for the company unless you are going back to school and will be learning something that benefits them. I would be honest about the reasons instead of trying to make it look like you are trying to help them.

Post # 7
317 posts
Helper bee

@Kimber_bee:  I’m planning on asking for a reduced work week in about a year or so and I think I’ll be using the compressed workweek proposal. I don’t recall which website I found this on, but I was just googling and I remember it coming up. The sample looked very comprehensive .

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