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« on: August 01, 2012, 05:53:36 PM »

I need to change my schedule at work to take my kid to doctor's appointment in the fall.  Does this sound ok as an email to my boss about it?

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My son is starting kindergarten in the fall and in order to make sure he misses as little school as possible we have changed his therapy appointments to occur after 3:45 when school gets out.   However in order to make that work I would like to change my regular schedule to working 8:00am-8:30pm Monday, 8:00-3:30 Tuesday-Friday.    Would that be alright with you? 

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It isn't really a choice because my son has to go but I figure I need to "ask" so the boss won't be offended.  Does this accomplish that?
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 06:15:41 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 05:53:36 PM

I need to change my schedule at work to take my kid to doctor's appointment in the fall.  Does this sound ok as an email to my boss about it?

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Boss,

My son is starting kindergarten in the fall and in order to make sure he misses as little school as possible we have changed his therapy appointments to occur after 3:45 when school gets out.   However in order to make that work I would like to change my regular schedule to working 8:00am-8:30pm Monday, 8:00-3:30 Tuesday-Friday.    Would that be alright with you? 

Slave

It isn't really a choice because my son has to go but I figure I need to "ask" so the boss won't be offended.  Does this accomplish that?

Seems okay to me.  Usually for something like this I would actually speak to the boss in person, rather than an email.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 06:20:01 PM »

Agreed.

It should instead be a meeting request for a personal matter, and then explain the circumstances.

Also, do not "pants" your boss during that meeting.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 06:21:07 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 01, 2012, 06:15:41 PM


Usually for something like this I would actually speak to the boss in person, rather than an email.


This. Once you have discussed it verbally, follow it up with an email to make sure that everything is in writing and you have a paper trail you can follow if anything changes in the future.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 06:30:11 PM »

Sound advice from all, I would say.  Talk to him first, then email.

I tried something similar a while ago, but my suggested schedule of 8am to 8:15am Mondays through Wednesdays and 12pm to 12:35pm on Thursdays and Fridays was answered by a blow to the back of the head.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 06:34:03 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 01, 2012, 06:30:11 PM

Sound advice from all, I would say.  Talk to him first, then email.

I tried something similar a while ago, but my suggested schedule of 8am to 8:15am Mondays through Wednesdays and 12pm to 12:35pm on Thursdays and Fridays was answered by a blow to the back of the head.

think about it though:  would you really want to wake up (or stumble out of the bar) and travel to work for 15 minutes that early in the morning?
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 06:47:20 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on August 01, 2012, 06:21:07 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 01, 2012, 06:15:41 PM


Usually for something like this I would actually speak to the boss in person, rather than an email.


This. Once you have discussed it verbally, follow it up with an email to make sure that everything is in writing and you have a paper trail you can follow if anything changes in the future.

That is why I originally put it in email.  I like it in writing.  If he wants to say no I would like ti written down. 

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 06:50:09 PM »

I recommend these changes.

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My son is starting kindergarten in the fall and, in order to make sure he misses as little school as possible, we have changed his therapy appointments to occur after 3:45 when school gets out.   However In order to make that work, I would like to change my regular schedule to working 8:00am-8:30pm Monday, 8:00-3:30 Tuesday-Friday.  Would that be alright with you?


This separates the parenthetical and eliminates a misleading adverb.  You are not requesting a shift change even though you want your son's therapy schedule to work; you're asking in order to make it work.

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 06:50:58 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 06:47:20 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 01, 2012, 06:21:07 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 01, 2012, 06:15:41 PM


Usually for something like this I would actually speak to the boss in person, rather than an email.


This. Once you have discussed it verbally, follow it up with an email to make sure that everything is in writing and you have a paper trail you can follow if anything changes in the future.

That is why I originally put it in email.  I like it in writing.  If he wants to say no I would like ti written down. 



Right, but this kind of thing is something that should be addressed in person first. You can always tell him that you're going to follow it up with an email for your records or something like that.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 07:04:19 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on August 01, 2012, 06:50:58 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 06:47:20 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 01, 2012, 06:21:07 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 01, 2012, 06:15:41 PM


Usually for something like this I would actually speak to the boss in person, rather than an email.


This. Once you have discussed it verbally, follow it up with an email to make sure that everything is in writing and you have a paper trail you can follow if anything changes in the future.

That is why I originally put it in email.  I like it in writing.  If he wants to say no I would like ti written down. 



Right, but this kind of thing is something that should be addressed in person first. You can always tell him that you're going to follow it up with an email for your records or something like that.

As many have said, it's the order in which you approach the change.  Discussion then followed by email documentation would be ideal. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 07:11:36 PM »

All good points. 

This would be much easier if he wasn't sort of a prick to begin with ... or if I didn't have preconceived notions that he is a prick. smile
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 07:14:48 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 07:11:36 PM

All good points. 

This would be much easier if he wasn't sort of a prick to begin with ... or if I didn't have preconceived notions that he is a prick. smile

All the more reason to sit down with him and talk. If he is indeed a prick, he'd be more apt to deny your request if you approach it the wrong way.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 07:48:55 PM »

But what is the best way to approach a prick?  Maybe that is a question for a different type of forum. smile

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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012, 07:52:07 PM »

Shit on his desk!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 08:08:07 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 07:48:55 PM

But what is the best way to approach a prick?  Maybe that is a question for a different type of forum. smile



It doesn't matter that he's a prick, at the end of the day, he's still your boss. You approach the situation the same as you would with a manager that isn't one - with respect. Explain your situation clearly, and most importantly, explain how this change will not affect your performance or quality.
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2012, 08:22:13 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on August 01, 2012, 08:08:07 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 07:48:55 PM

But what is the best way to approach a prick?  Maybe that is a question for a different type of forum. smile



It doesn't matter that he's a prick, at the end of the day, he's still your boss. You approach the situation the same as you would with a manager that isn't one - with respect. Explain your situation clearly, and most importantly, explain how this change will not affect your performance or quality.

And then shit on his desk!  Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 08:23:20 PM »

Maybe I am old fashioned but I believe he should buy me dinner before I will shit on his desk.   icon_razz
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 08:35:17 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 01, 2012, 08:22:13 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 01, 2012, 08:08:07 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 01, 2012, 07:48:55 PM

But what is the best way to approach a prick?  Maybe that is a question for a different type of forum. smile



It doesn't matter that he's a prick, at the end of the day, he's still your boss. You approach the situation the same as you would with a manager that isn't one - with respect. Explain your situation clearly, and most importantly, explain how this change will not affect your performance or quality.

And then shit on his desk!  Tongue

Finally!  Some sensible talk in this thread.
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2012, 12:00:20 AM »

you handle it LIKE A BOSS (NSFW)
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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2012, 04:25:52 AM »

Not sure how big your company is, but if it has an HR dept or some sort of policy for this, you should check with them... and keep in mind it is a request nd you my be denied...
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