The Muse recently wrote a great post titled A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Any Work Schedule You Want, with some super relevant information for patients/survivors who need modified work schedules based on treatment and side-effects from treatment.
The article walks you through how to ask your boss for a more flexible schedule, breaking it down into the following categories:
- Assess the likelihood of actually being able to work a flexible schedule
- Understand what you're asking for
- Make it enticing
- Draft a proposal
- Set a meeting
- Be productive
The article clarifies that flexible schedules still aren't typical, but they are becoming more and more widespread. This is great news for cancer patients and survivors who often need modified schedules to get work through treatment or manage side effects from treatment.
If you're currently looking for work and would like a more flexible job, check out FlexJobs: www.cancerandcareers.org/resources/flexjobs
Read the full article here.