I could do with seeing a sample letter, have no idea how to start it. I'd like to work 3 days a week at reduced hours starting at say 9:30am and finishing at 4:30pm (instead of 9:00am-5:30pm). Hope someone can help. I have a feeling my boss isn't going to like it and I'm dreading him turning me down.
I've just done this - use the letter form here - it includes the things you need to cover. Remember this is your right to apply and they have 28 days to respond. This right is supported in law. They need to say exactly why if they don't agree to your flexible working application. Good luck
[http://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/asp/familyzone/f_flexwork.asp workingfamilies website]] has a good online guide to flexible working and an excellent factsheet with lots of helpful suggestions.
Most important is that you work out what the concerns might be and provide solutions to them. Work out why your boss might not like it and make sure your application explains the benefits for the employer of your request (not for you, for your employer) and make sure it addresses how your work will be covered if you do less hours. Put in suggestions and solutions for making sure this arrangement would not have negative impact on colleagues/your employer.
Thanks girls, sorry I wasn't around again yesterday, having trouble finding time to get on the internet as my little girls 8 and a half months now and very demanding !!!! I am coming on here when I can though so any other help would be great, gonna check out the web sites you suggested now.