How to Get More Flex Time at Work

Try this strategy to get your ideal work schedule

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Today’s work environment has changed from the traditional hours of 9-to-5, as more workers, particularly young professionals, seek a more balanced schedule between life and the office. Companies are seeing the value in flex workers, and full-time workers who have dealt with the aftermath of recession have come to re-prioritize importance of grinding it out at the office for hours over actually having a life outside the office.

But how do you get that flex job or ask for a more life-balance accommodating schedule? Brazen Careerist offers the following strategy to get you started:

1. Decide what type of job flexibility you want.
2. Assess how likely your employer is to embrace flexibility.
3. Develop a pitch for a flexible work arrangement.
4. Ask for a trial period.
5. If all else fails, look for more flexible pastures.

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