Email Examples Asking to Work from Home

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Email Examples Asking to Work from Home. Although you may not be in a full-time work from home situation, more and more companies and business are allowing their employees the option to work from home on an as needed basis.

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How to Boost Productivity Working From Home

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s expected that 50% of the UK workforce will work remotely by 2020, with almost 1.5 New research reveals that London has the highest number of remote employees, with 408,000 people using the home as their main office, and 250,000 people working from home every.

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The Downsides To Working From Home And What You Can Do About It

Corn on the Job

Working from home and not having to deal with long commutes, nosy coworkers and less distractions sounds like a dream to some. Those are really nice benefits and can certainly make a case for leaving the rat race and setting up a home based business or at least working remotely.

2020 52

How Your Workspace Affects Your Mental Health and Productivity

Ms. Career Girl

No matter how much you enjoy your job, the workplace is entirely intended to elicit the maximum productivity from its employees. The environment you work in has a significant impact on this. Remote Work. Featured News Productivity productivity and work space

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how to set up a meeting to ask for a raise, my boss doesn’t trust us to work from home, and more

Ask A Manager

But if doesn’t feel right to raise it that way, then say, “I’m hoping to get a short meeting on your calendar to talk about how my work is going.” Would Tuesday at 3 pm work for you?” My boss wants detailed reports of everything we do when we work from home. I work in a hospital setting and my boss is very old school. She is just getting open to the idea of working from home. In our line of work, we do not need to be in the office.

2020 57

In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity

Evil HR Lady

34 percent of Americans work at least 4 days a week from home. Only 4 percent of Japanese work from home at least one day per week. Two big reasons: To increase productivity and to prepare for the influx of visitors for the 2020 summer Olympics. To keep reading, click here: In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity. Americans love to telecommute.

What Is it Like to Be an HR Freelancer?

Evil HR Lady

I can work around my schedule. It’s incredible and rewarding from the hard work we do together. Because I have freedom, I can always end a contract if I don’t like working with someone. So, that means I love all the people I work with regularly. I don’t particularly appreciate marketing myself, and freelance work involves a ton of self-marketing. I do miss teamwork (although I do team-based projects from time to time.).

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how can we stop people from coming to work sick?

Ask A Manager

In my office, people frequently come into work very obviously sick and many times get other people sick. Most people do not have the ability to work from home, so that isn’t an option for the masses. Is there any way to encourage self-quarantine for illness at work?

2020 72

can I talk about my boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work?

Ask A Manager

We decided to collaborate on answering a few questions together, and this is the first of two posts from that joint effort. . Can I talk about my boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work? We aren’t really into any sort of “polyamory scene” sort of thing; this is simply an arrangement that happened because it’s what works for us and our happy little family. And do you want to do this at work? .

2020 82

my boss wants me to hire his daughter, manager refused to say goodbye on my last day, and more

Ask A Manager

This is the first time we have had an opening since his children were of working age. And if you have HR or someone above your boss, bring them into this — he needs to hear from someone else that this is a terrible idea. I resigned from my job a week before the end of January.

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The Guide to Being a Great Interviewee

The Corporate Con/noisseur

A lot of work goes into an interview from both the employer and the applicants end. From the employer’s perspective, they must go through a list of applicants, setup initial phone screens, and then setup time for an in-person interview. The Guide to Being a Great Interviewee.

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7 Resume Tips for Part-Time Job Seekers

The Corporate Con/noisseur

By being direct and honest from the get-go, you set yourself up for success and for being able to find the part-time role that works for you. This way, the interviewer will have a clear, direct idea of what you are looking for and will be able to accommodate your needs from the get-go.

2020 52

how important are educational requirements, unexpected visitors when working from home, and more

Ask A Manager

For context, I have a bachelor’s degree and I work in an industry that is related to academia but is highly populated by people who both have and don’t have masters/PhDs. To answer your actual question though: You can’t always know from the outside what’s a firm requirement and what’s more flexible. In many cases, you won’t know from the outside which it is — but in most cases you won’t harm your future chances by taking a shot now.

difficult ex is my new coworker, taking video calls in a coffeeshop, and more

Ask A Manager

Today, my ex (mom of our two kids) showed up for orientation at the hospital were I work (without any heads-up). I prefer not to work the same shifts in order to avoid conflict and embarrassment, especially since she will resent that she must defer to my directives (doctor vs nurse).

2020 61

The Best Questions to Ask Your CEO

The Corporate Con/noisseur

They are beholden to nearly everyone in the organization, from the shareholders, to the board of directors, to their employees. No longer do CEOs remain cooped in their offices, delegating from behind executive desks. From holding town-hall meetings to meeting with employees one-on-one.

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the reason remote work can go spectacularly wrong

Ask A Manager

Remote work is increasing, and that’s a good thing – mostly. It means employees are regaining time they used to spend commuting, fewer drivers are on the road, companies are better equipped to attract and retain employees for whom remote work is a significant draw, and more people can work in sweatpants with cats by (or on) their keyboards. But for teams that allow remote work, good management is imperative, and all too often missing.

2020 57

dealing with stress about the Australian fires at work

Ask A Manager

Here’s the first: I have been living and working overseas for five years, but my hometown and family are very near to some of the fires that are currently burning in Australia. I know this is a valid way to feel given the circumstances, but it’s pulling my attention away from my work. I work in an open plan office. My boss sent me home and told me that I could take some sick leave if required, or simply work from home if I wasn’t up to coming in.

2020 63

my ex-husband hired his new girlfriend, office freezer is packed with personal groceries, and more

Ask A Manager

And this really concerns me, from an ethical perspective because (1) consent can get really icky and (2) there is a high probability that she was only hired because of this secret relationship. ” but I’m also quite far removed from the situation, as I have very little contact with him or his organization. You don’t work there! But you’re welcome to judge him from afar, which I will join you in doing. They told me work my notice as gardening leave.

2020 53

update: how do I work with someone I can’t stand?

Ask A Manager

time at Ask a Manager, where I run updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. How could I consider myself a good employee if I was detracting from the workplace culture? My boss has mini mean flashes I work from home and my coworker wants me available 24/7 update: how do I work with someone I can’t stand? It’s the last week of “where are you now?”

2020 61

updates: the nameplate drama, contract-to-hire, and more

Ask A Manager

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. After seeing my question published and talking to a close friend at work, I felt kind of empowered and did a few things. He wanted to clarify that the rule was meant for work projects and personality conflicts, and he clarified to the company later that day by amending his email. I work with a lot of men similar to my age, and they are aware of what’s been going on with this co- worker.

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my boss moved in with my boyfriend’s sister, working at home with a baby, and more

Ask A Manager

A couple of months later, my boss moved in with my boyfriend’s sister (which is across the street from my house). ” A few times, she had disclosed personal things, but she knew I would never bring stuff up at work. She is in my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding and I just get a feeling that I can’t escape work and must always stay composed. My boss thinks I can work on days I’m home with my baby. It’s five answers to five questions.

2020 59

updates: the self-deprecating employee, the car-borrowing boss, and more

Ask A Manager

time at Ask a Manager, where I run updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. It did not go all that well — she agreed to work on those issues, but also raised a lot of new complaints about how she felt we didn’t value her (which was really just the negative self-talk in new clothing), and at first nothing really changed. Thankfully it worked out well for both of us.

2020 58

Employee Engagement: 15 Advantages of Working From Home

David Zinger

David Zinger, founder and host of the 3000 member Employee Engagement Network , has worked from his home for over 30 years. David recently completed his first book, ZENGAGE: How to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work. Employee Engagement Homework.

By 2020 Millennials Will Represent 40% of the Workforce. Are You Ready?


Industry experts predict that more than 86 million millennials will be in the workplace by 2020—representing a full 40% of the total working population. HR needs to take the lead in creating a workplace that promotes collaboration, work-life integration and a work-from-anywhere culture.

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Guiding Your Team Through Evolving Work Structures

Water Cooler Wisdom

Whether you’ve been with the same organization or moved around, if you’ve been a manager for a while, you have probably experienced a lot of changes regarding how, where, and when people work. As we approach 2020, every organization is different with respect to policies on flexwork,  technology-facilitated collaboration , virtual teaming, contract hiring, meetings scheduling and logistics, and the like.

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State of the Internship Survey


Millenials in the Workforce: The WSJ journal and other sources report that by 2020 over 40% of the workforce will be of the millenial generation. With the workforce makeup rapidly changing, answers to questions about how to work with millenials in the workforce are increasing in importance.

update: how do I reconcile my heart and my brain when making big career decisions?

Ask A Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Due to the timing of baby’s birth and our life priorities, my husband and I decided to move back to the city (2 states away) where his company is based at the beginning of 2020 and buy a home. Our finances luckily allow me to stay home for an indefinite period of time, and my husband’s company (in tech) provides very generous paternity leave.

2019 60

Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes


The Department received over 270,000 comments in response to the NPRM from a variety of interested stakeholders. The highly compensated employees exemption changing from $100,000 to $134,004. Casey says these two salary changes are now tied to the 40 th percentile of workers, with the numbers being updated every three years starting in 2020. Taking people from salary to hourly. They will have to start tracking their hours and will not be able to work off the clock.

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updates: the boss in the one-night stand’s apartment, the cross-examining manager, and more

Ask A Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. What helped, after the response from you, was outright questioning him back. It was at this point that I was offered a project that would take me offsite several days a week with the opportunity to work from home the remainder of the time. It’s “where are you now?”

2019 63

5 Best Careers to Send My Resume to

Resume Bear

Today’s working environment is changing quickly. The need for software developers is expected to increase by 30 percent through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Advertising sales representatives do a lot of work on their own and often work on commission so a prospective company will want to make sure you can work well independently. Translators and interpreters find work in a variety of environments ranging from courts to hospitals.

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How to Manage In-House & Virtual Teams at Work


The days of everyone working in the same place at the same time are gone. With the advancement of technology, our desire to bridge the gap between work and life, and the need to do more with less, many managers are finding themselves taking care of different types of workforces.

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updates: the balls adjuster, the daily affirmation, and more

Ask A Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. She would come to me with the most basic questions (“How do I save a file from my email to my desktop?”) ”) which leads me to believe that Sally had been pretty much doing Artemis’ work on top of her own. It’s “where are you now?”

2019 57

Employee Engagement Zingers: A Whole Lot of Reading

David Zinger

Here is a list of recent posts from David Zinger Associates Employee Engagement: Get the Picture on Employee Engagement From A to Z. Employee Engagement: When the Work You Do Changes You. Declaration of the Disengaged: There is no I in Work. Working Zingers: Lines.

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my former employee lied to get a new job, paper turkeys, and more

Ask A Manager

He completely exaggerated his role and responsibilities and taken credit, not just for my work, but for all the work of his former coworkers. I am no longer with the company where we worked together. He was fired from that job (like escorted from the building, fired) a few months after I left, for, among other things, malfeasance and insubordination. I work on a small team that does a critical business function. It’s five answers to five questions.

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