Got 2 Minutes? Copy Page 1 of Your Part-time Proposal

A hard-copy proposal makes a critical difference in getting your request for a part-time schedule approved. Do you have two minutes? You can start it now. Highlight and copy the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE sections below, excerpted from the Part-time Proposal Package. Then paste into a word processing document. Customize the information inside the brackets and […]

Got 2 Minutes? Copy Page 1 of Your Compressed Workweek Proposal

A hard-copy proposal makes a critical difference in getting your request for a compressed workweek approved. Do you have two minutes? You can start it now. Highlight and copy the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE sections below, excerpted from the Compressed Workweek Proposal Package. Then paste into a word processing document. Customize the information inside the brackets […]

Got 2 Minutes? Copy Page 1 of Your Telecommuting Proposal

A hard-copy proposal makes a critical difference in getting your request for a telecommuting arrangement approved. Do you have two minutes? You can start it now. Highlight and copy the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE sections below, excerpted from the Telecommuting Proposal Package. Then paste into a word processing document. Customize the information inside the brackets and […]

Four Compelling Employer Advantages of Job Sharing

Job sharing is a savvy way to keep your career on track, even as you reduce your hours. The position stays full time, but because it’s filled by two people, i.e., you and a job sharing partner, you get to have more time for life outside of work. Attractive arrangement? Yes. But can it also […]

Compressed Work Week: Pros & Cons as a Flexible Work Arrangement

If you want to work four days a week instead of five, a compressed work week is one way to get it. It’s a popular choice; Fridays off is a common way they’re configured. But is it a fit for you? Here’s a quick look at the personal (not employer) pros and cons. If you […]

The Fastest Way to Get Flexible Work (Not What You Think)

Virtually every employee craves more job flexibility. What about you? You’re working traditional full-time hours at the office and it’s really cramping your life. You want—make that need—a more flexible work arrangement. What are your options? And which is the best way to get flexible work fast? What’s your guess? Find a full-time position with a […]

5 Ways to Return to Work After Maternity Leave

Like most new moms, you probably have mixed feelings about returning to work: You need or want to. Or do you? Yes. No. Maybe. Partly. What? How? Aghhh! So confusing. To help you sort it out, here are five major return-to-work options for new moms. You can mix and match them to suit your needs, […]

Can You Afford Part-time Hours?

If you’re like most new working moms, you’re playing tug of war in your head about what type of return-to-work schedule would be best for you and your family. Back-and-forth, back-and-forth. Which way to go? Maybe you like the idea of working less than full time, but you can’t help but think, “How could we afford […]

See How Easily You Can Have More Time With Your Baby After You Return to Work

New moms need to know: a flexible work arrangement is a sanity-saving way to manage work and family. As you follow the Max Your Maternity Leave guide, you’ll see how you can weave a flexible work arrangement into your maternity leave plan—in the return-to-work section. Or you may return to work on a regular schedule […]

Do You Know Your Baseline Maternity Leave?

The beginning of your Max Your Maternity Leave guide outlines a three-part strategy for paving the way to your best possible maternity leave. Start gathering information early in your pregnancy. Before you figure your Baseline Maternity Leave, know the basics of maternity leave in the USA. To save you precious time, I’ve selected the most useful and […]