I work in a smaller town with less than 10,000 people and I just found out my shift schedule will be changing, and at least three days a week I'm working my kid's school drop-off time in the morning. Do you think it would be unprofessional to request that I run home in the morning, grab my kids and quickly drop them off at school or ask about making other tweaks to my schedule?

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Would it be unprofessional if your husband or partner asked the same question? Why is this decision and issue always left up to the female to solve. Nearly everyone has children. People need to realise if it’s not them asking for this, then it’s their own partner. Of course only if they were in the same situation with the same amount of support re family to help etc. I don’t think it’s u professional but most men who run the joint might. But they’re only there because they have never had to take time off to heal their body from birth or pregnancy or feed their children breastmilk.

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Do you work with a senior officer that you can speak to regarding your request? It won't hurt if you'll try. I mean if it's something concerning the welfare of your children and there are no other people to do the responsibility for you, then i think it is worth considering.

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I think you have to give priority to your family. At the end of the day, a job is a job. If they can't adjust to your request, you should look for something else.

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Family always comes first so just let your work know that you have to get your kids to school in the morning and if you can change your schedule.

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Asking for a few tweaks to your schedule won't hurt. But it won't guarantee that you'll get the result you want but you could try.

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I would personally ask for them to make tweaks, this sounds too stressful to balance

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Asking for tweaks in your schedule to accommodate family isn't too much to ask for when there is no other alternative to the situation.

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