I have successfully negotiated part-time employment twice in my career.
Based on my experience with changing from full-time to a part-time job, I’ll be sharing some tips in this article on how to request part time hours.

My eventual switch from full-time to a part-time job
What did part-time work actually mean for me?
“Can I work part-time?”
“Can I switch from full time to part-time?”
“How do I negotiate going part-time?” It’s all about my manager and my team.
It should be about the results.
Part-time is defined clearly
Begin with an informal conversation.
Ask clear questions and follow the policy.
Consider the changes in employment conditions.

“How can I convince my boss to allow me to go part-time?” Create a proposal that works both for you and your boss
You might consider a job sharing
Consider the cost savings
Flexible working is what you should be thinking about

Part-time work is great!

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My eventual switch from full-time to a part-time job
You may already know that I worked four days a week for my employer before I started working for myself. Part-time was something I had always wanted to do for many years. I first requested part-time work back in 2006, when I was a Six Sigma Black Belt at my old employer.
The UK requires employers to consider your request but they don’t have the obligation to grant it. I would have been the only part time person in the team, and I didn’t have any children back then.
My request was denied.
Part-time work is a big cultural thing. It all depends on how your manager views part-time employees. Does your manager believe that the rest of the team should pick up the slack when you are not there? Are they concerned that it would be too difficult for them to arrange work for the team if they aren’t available all the time?
After the birth of my first child, I returned to work three days a weeks, then four. I had a (different)enlightened manager who was interested in results rather than hours, and whohad children himself.
What did part-time work actually mean for me?
Technically, I worked five days per week. Fridays were my writing and blogging days. I would send emails to you, meet with my assistant, and generally get stuff done. So I had and still have childcare for five days per week.
Part-time was what I wanted because I wanted more time to write project management books and do the fun stuff. I wanted to do something other than my day job. I wanted to be able to work on my side hustle and not feel like it was affecting my family and work.
Part-time work could be an option, regardless of whether you have a side gig, want to spend time with your family or want to balance studies or retraining with work.
What happened was that I ended up answering calls about my day job on Fridays because I was at work anyway. One project had team meetings scheduled for Fridays at 11am every week. I joined the team before that. The team didn’t change their time slot when I took over project management. I was required to participate in the weekly call and take minutes of the meetings, which I found unpleasant.
Part-time work worked for me in general. Sometimes I work until 10pm, while other times I start work at 7.30am. Sometimes I take a long lunch break, and sometimes I go to the school for Stay and Play classes. Everything gets done and I am grateful to my employer for their flexibility.
Next: How 6 real managers achieved a work/life balance. I have lost track of how many people have asked me for advice about working part-time as project managers or in any other job. (I also seem like to speak to lawyers about this quite often). ).
These are some frequently asked questions.
“Can I work part-time?”
Yes. Technically, you can. There are very few jobs.