I had my little girl in January and have been on maternity leave since mid December so am starting to think about what to do when returning to work.
Me and my partner work for the same company in very demanding jobs, which quite simply cannot continue as our baby will be raised by other people.
I’ve worked hard to get to the level I am, and don’t want to leave my position but I know (although not officially been told) the company doesn’t allow part time employees on my position. So I’m already resigned to the fact that I’ll have to take a step down.
I need to submit a request to the company to amend my working hours but I want to atleast ask for part time hours in my current position but cover off that I will take a step down if necessary.
I am quite well thought of in the company and I know my boss is desperate for me to come back at my current level albeit 5 days a week and would try and convince the powers that be that reduced hours on 5 days would work but I’m only willing to go back a maximum of 4 days, ideally 3.
Does anyone have any tips on how I should word the email and when I should actually submit it?