Before the first lockdown - remember that? We were so innocent then! The idea of working from home sent shivers down the spines of middle management everywhere. Once many of us were told to do it, our suspicions were confirmed - we’re better off!
Since things seem to be calming down enough for employers to start requesting us back to the office, that means that parents are going to have to figure out how to lose some of the conveniences of a work-life balance. Or, heaven forbid, actually having to find time to drop the kids off at school and not having to pay someone else to pick them up.
True story, an office I used to work for had an in-house daycare that cost about 60 percent of the average employee’s salary.
So, let’s get to it. How to ask to work from home:
If they’re still sticking their heels in, go for the wallet:
There are always going to be 2 types of bosses - ones who are open to change and do what’s best for their employees, or the ones who want to go back to the old ways because that’s how it’s always been done.
James is a busy dad and creator of SocialDad.ca. He lives in North Vancouver, BC and tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
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