I've been reading about flexible working and seem to be in a bit of an annoying pickle as apparently you can only have one flexible working request a year.
1) October 2012 - put in a flexible working request and after negotiations agree 3 x 7.5 hour days. Have been doing 9-5 with 30 min dinner. A normal day is 7 hours.
2) dh works in same offices and was on shifts, but luckily they took my coming back into account as well as business need and gave him 9-5 too. This was very helpful and I was very grateful to not have to bus it!
(Ps/ I love my job and feel they hae been very good and more than fair with me)
3) dh no longer works in the office due to the business selling a potion of the business to another party. His job has therefore been transferred under TUPE and he is in a different location quite far away (ESP at rush hour)
So I've had to (just last week) put in a second request to do 9-4.30 with a 30 minute lunch on the same days. So in effect doing a normal office day time wise but finishing early. Just so I can pick him up and collect the baby on time.
For my particular role it is actually better and I hit my targets by 4.30 anyway. So if it was a first request I think it would be accepted no question
My worry is though that as I've already got a flexible working request active since October, do they even have to consider t or will it be dismissed outright? Or is this something at the companies discretion as the only reason for the request is the transfer of dh's job