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fia101 Thu 02-Nov-17 00:24:42

So my workplace doesn’t allow any part time working,reduced hours or flex working. My boss is however on an ad hoc basis allowing me to work from home informally one day a week. I’m not to talk about it in form in case precedent set.

I have to ask her at beginning of each week if there is a suitable day. She randomly mentioned no home working if someone is on annual leave.

I didn’t realise she was on annual leave for two weeks. Last week I worked late and emailed her (she was emailing me already) and asked if I could work from home the next day. She said yes.

This week I’ve had no late nights and not heard from her as much. My husband thinks I should email her again on annual leave to ask for day working from home or just take it without her saying.

I said no as informal arrangement could be taken off me and I’ll take hit this week. Was an ad hoc arrangement.

He has gone nuts at me and saying I’m letting boss walk over me. He has always worked in public sector and pretty much does as he wants. He can’t understand I’m private sector and it doesn’t work that way.

He’s annoyed it’s half term and he has kids all day (he’s a teacher) and he wanted me to work from home so I’d be able to finish at 5 to help him.

Should I have just taken the day? Emailed boss on annual leave? Husband is mad at me.

HundredMilesAnHour Thu 02-Nov-17 00:40:59

Your husband is being a selfish idiot. Your boss is doing you a big favour. Taking the day without her agreement jeopardises your position with her and is a breach of her trust. And emailing her on annual leave??? Let the poor woman have her break!

Butterymuffin Thu 02-Nov-17 00:56:48

Your husband sounds like a right whinger. Can't he deal with his own kids for the whole day? It's not your boss's fault if he can't.

Apileofballyhoo Thu 02-Nov-17 01:02:31

He has no right to go nuts at you. Is he usually horrible?

fia101 Thu 02-Nov-17 06:01:31

Thanks everyone. No he’s a great husband to be fair I’m out of the house everyday from 7-7 usually and login to work when I get home and weekends so he has the kids a lot (2 under 5) and they’ve been playing up this week.

Just wanted to check that I was in the right

Candlelight234 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:50:50

You did the right thing, you don't want your informal arrangement revoked if the boss thinks you've taken advantage.

SwedishEdith Fri 03-Nov-17 18:55:11

Why are you working so many hours? Out 7 to 7 and then logging in in the evenings and over the weekend? When do you switch off?

fia101 Fri 03-Nov-17 20:34:07

I don’t. My contract says you are required to work outside office hours when required based on client demands. So my client is emailing me on a Friday night for advice and I have to respond or they take their business elsewhere. If I got recognition or a fair salary I’d say that it was part and parcel but I don’t. No part time or reduced hour allowed. No other big firms I could work for. I’m stuck and it sucks.

fia101 Fri 03-Nov-17 20:35:33

It sucks for my kids too.

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