Requesting to work from home
poppydaisy444 · 22/02/2023 15:37
Hi guys, I'm currently working in the NHS an am In a new admin position, due to how depressed I'm feeling I'd like to request to work from home 1 or two days a week, how do you think the best way to request this is? thank you x
Quveas · 22/02/2023 16:30
How will working from home - which is quite isolated / isolating and often much harder than people think - help to manage your depression? As a manager that would be the first question I would want a conclusive answer to. Very seriously, the majority of requests we get from people NOT to work from home are based on their mental health suffering when working from home.
AdInfinitum12 · 22/02/2023 16:35
I would imagine with the NHS you'll need to formally put in a statutory flexible working request, usually there are stipulations on how and when you can do so and you say it's a new admin role.
You can only make a statutory request after 26 weeks of employment.
A non statutory request is basically a more informal ask, but many large employers insist on following the statutory route.
bctf123 · 22/02/2023 19:22
Ask for a meeting and ask your line manager. I would've thought the NHS is good at these topics
It really depends on your manager ans whether they are trusting and progressive
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