Sorry if this in the wrong section mods I am going back to work in 6 weeks and am requesting to return 4 days a week rather than 5. I spoke to my manager about this and he has pretty much OK'd this verbally but I have to fill out the request and Im totally useless at it. The questions are 1) Impact of the working parrern- I think this change in my working pattern will affect service delivery and my colleagues as follows: 2)Accomodating the new working pattern- I think the effect on service delivery and colleagues can be dealt with as follows: The office is short staffed at the moment anyway with another girl going on maternity leave at Christmas so my being there for 4 days is going to be a vast improvement on the way things are going to be early January. Also the company is having a massive reorganisation and my job is splitting into 3 areas of speciality, I have to submit an expression of interest to which branch of the job I want to go down. These expressions of interest have to be submitted 2 weeks before I go back which just complicates things further Im half tempted to write that I am not the office manager and it is not my place to tell my manager how to do things!