Flexi Time

United Kingdom
November 29, 2015 2:25pm CST
In my new job my contract says that all employees have the right to apply for flexi time. Now I don't know how flexible their flexi time is but I worked out that if I did my hours over 4 days I would be able to save on average £120 a month on childcare which of course would be amazing. I don't know if they would agree to this and obviously I am not going to ask on my first day I'll see what other people are doing first to find out but you would think they would be ok with that as my job is admin so I don't think it is crucial that I am there at particular times. Fingers crossed I can do it. Do you have any experience of working a flexi-time job ?
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@garymarsh6 (14075)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
Good luck with you new job. You can always request it they may not agree to it but would consider it. A happy worker is a good worker so in some ways it is in their best interests!
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• United Kingdom
30 Nov 15
That is true, I am getting mixed messages of different people so far so I am going to try and talk to the manager tomorrow and see what she says x
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov 15
I don't really. The only thing I did was have half-hour lunch breaks instead of an hour then go home early to work my horses.
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• United Kingdom
30 Nov 15
Yeah I have done that in jobs before but my last job was even against that they were totally un-flexi time x
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov 15
@shellyjaneo I had an admin job and while I got my work done it wasn't really of any consequence whether I was physically present or not.
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• United Kingdom
2 Dec 15
@JudyEv That's what I couldn't understand with my last job I could get my work done at any time but they were adamant we needed to be there 9-5 Monday to Friday. They would complain even if I had the doctors are something and needed to do 10-6 instead or something. I am so glad I'm gone x
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
I think you can ask for a transfer to other department that allows you to work flexi-hour if your department cannot allow it. I think it is good to work just 4 days, and have more time for family.
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• United Kingdom
30 Nov 15
Well it turns out the jobs not so flexi as the department is only open 7am-3:30pm which doesn't fit in with my childcare at all, but I have been told be one of the HR people I can work whatever hours I like so I need to sort out what I am going to do :/ x
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@Traceyjayne (1114)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
Good luck on your first day x I think you are right to find out what others do first .....
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• United Kingdom
30 Nov 15
Thanks, it went ok I will write about it later once I've caught up with everyone's comments :) x