Life doesn’t have to be so hectic. My Proposal Packages could be your answer to more time margin. Consider these Q&As first.
Why a written proposal? I can save time by just asking my manager verbally, right?
I’ve heard from lots of people who got a knee-jerk “no” with that approach. No written proposal is like an omelet without the eggs: there’s nothing to hold all the ingredients together. It’s the #1 mistake when pitching flexible work. From what I’ve seen in 20+ years of helping people ask for flex arrangements, a proposal in writing super-charges the conversation and strengthens the negotiation.
Why pay for your Proposal Package when I can find free flexible work proposals online?
They are an option, yes. But think of the free proposals as skeletons, and mine as having flesh and skin on the bones. (And well-dressed, besides.) Most free proposals simply suggest what to include, but not what to say. Here’s an example of free: “Focus on how telecommuting will help you reach your employer’s objectives. Use research from studies to prove the financial and productive benefits of working at home…”
So you’re left to flesh out the specifics and dig up the research on your own. You pay more with “free” in hours of writing. Not with mine. It’s all there: you get a persuasive ready-to-go narrative, with the bottom-line benefits to back it up. And it’s in a proven, time-saving proposal format with a 90% approval rate. Why pay for my premium Proposal Package? Because your time is premium.
Which version of the Proposal Package should I get?
If you’ll keep full-time hours, choose the Telecommuting or the Compressed Workweek version. Want fewer than 40 (or 50!) hours? Choose the Part-time or the Job Sharing version. Here’s a chart to further fine-tune your choice based on your lifestyle objectives. Still stuck? Tell me your situation and I’ll help.
Will the Proposal Package work when applying for a new job?
Probably not. But I do have some advice for negotiating flexibility during a new job interview.
Will your Telecommuting Proposal Package work for me if I’m moving very far away?
It could. I’ve seen it work for several others. Here’s a separate post devoted to this issue.
What exactly do I get when I order your Proposal Package?
Glad you asked. I’ve got a very thorough reply for you on this one. Click a cover now to learn lots more.