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Littlejayx Tue 07-Feb-17 09:46:08

Hi All,

Just looking for some advice really. I work for a software company on a team of about ten. We all have revolving shifts (between 8-6) with half a hours gap between.

Since being Pregnant I have struggled working till 6 (don't get home till about 7-30) because I start work early each day as I get a lift with my partner to save money on travel.

I am wondering to ask my HR manager if I can stay on a set shift (as some other members of team do) to make my life a lot easier. eg starting at 8 finishing at 4-30.

Am I being demanding asking this? Its quite a friendly place to work so no harm will be done in asking, just want some input.


flowery Tue 07-Feb-17 11:28:12

You can ask, but I'm not sure I'm following how your pregnancy has impacted your ability to work different shifts?

I'm not saying it hasn't, just that it's not clear to me from your posts so you might want to be a bit clearer when you ask your manager.

thepetitpear Tue 07-Feb-17 12:00:00

Absolutely agree with flowery. You should definitely ask but you'll need to be clear on why it's causing an issue and how you going on a set shift pattern will still meet the needs of the business.

FlyWaxSleepRepeat Tue 07-Feb-17 12:08:46

From what you've posted, it's your choice to start work earlier than your official start time, to save money on travel.

So your tiredness is nothing to do with your pregnancy. It's because you're choosing to work (or at least, arrive at work) earlier than expected each day?

No harm in making a request, but I would simply make the request, "I'd like to work fixed shifts from 8-4.30pm as it suits my home life/travel arrangements", and not try to tie it in with your pregnancy.

Littlejayx Tue 07-Feb-17 13:38:12

Sorry I should have said I have really really bad morning sickness still, this usually comes on in the late afternoon.

Thank you ladies, I have explained this to HR and are happy to put me on a set 7-30-4 :-)

thepetitpear Tue 07-Feb-17 13:54:30

Brilliant! 👍🏻

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