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#13 How to ask your boss for more flexible working arrangements

SBS Assyrian

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Young Asian mother working and spending time with baby at home


Published 21 June 2022 at 6:54pm
Source: SBS

Learn how to talk about flexible work with your employer plus find out about flexible working arrangements rules in Australia. This lesson suits upper-intermediate to advanced learners. After listening, take our quiz to test your learning.


Published 21 June 2022 at 6:54pm
Source: SBS


Learning notes

Lesson language objective
Asking for flexible work 

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Asking for flexible working arrangements

  • I would like to work more flexibly.
  • Flexible work allows me to have a good work-life balance.
  • I prefer hybrid work.
  • It cuts down on my commute.
  • Let’s play it by ear and revisit this arrangement.
Talking about working from home

  • My work life has been bleeding into my home life.
  • I feel like I’m working 24/7.
  • I have a hard time clocking off work.
  • I’ve been more productive.
  • I have a lot on my plate but, working from home allows me to manage my life better.
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