“I just don’t have enough time to do it all.” That’s the lament of working moms and dads.
I know, because I’ve heard their stories. Tons of them since I started WorkOptions in the mid-1990s.
You probably have a story, too. Guilt and frustration plus sleep deprivation each have a role, right? Yet…
…relief is possible. Let me guide the way to more margin in your home life.
Like thousands of other professionals, you can get quick approval of a flexible work arrangement at your current job and start enjoying more time with your kids.
Get started with this sampling of strategies.
Don’t Get Personal! — Yes, your reasons (that is, your children) for asking for flexible work are personal, but follow this strategy for making the business case in order to get your manager’s approval.
When “Family” and Flexible Work Don’t Mix, Use This Strategy Instead — Q & A expands on the article above to include an example and script to use.
How to Build Your Confidence to ASK for Flexible Work — Fear of asking has been the most common barrier I’ve observed over the years—especially among working moms—prompting me to write this page.
Case Study: How to Escape the Fast Life — One working mom’s solution for shifting gears.
5 Affordable Ways to Have Fridays Off might be your ticket to building family time.
How to Request a Shorter Workweek Yet Keep Close to Full-time Pay — Enough income plus enough time for the family—a winning combo. Check out how you might reduce your hours without reducing much of your pay.
Will Your Boss Say YES to Your Flex Work Request? — Take the quiz to find out.
For most people, the DIY approach of using one of my flexible work proposals is enough to convince their boss to let them telecommute, work part time or job-share, giving you more time with your kids. Learn more about this proven proposal template for getting a Yes to your request.