can successfully work part-time, job share and/or telecommute...they work many more hours than they are scheduled to work. It took lots of communication, excellent time management and prioritization skills for the employees involved to balance the work load and make the situation satisfying for everyone.
In the end, the employees that pursued this arrangement said they appreciated the companies' willingness to work with them and ultimately the flexible schedule made the "extra hours" they worked managable.
Keep in mind, others will come forward and request "job sharing" arrangements for their position too...A well-prepared response will prevent frivolous requests. "Job sharing is considered on a case-by-case basis...requests must come through management..."
Good luck, the challenges are worth it when you are retaining excellent employees, like we did.…