It’s that time of year again, school is back in session and you are faced with handling the back-to-school shopping, changing schedules, and inevitable arguments with the kids. All of these distractions can make it difficult to balance your family responsibilities with your career. Unfortunately for working professionals, the business world does not rearrange itself around school schedules, so here are a few tips that can help during the end of summer chaos.
- Communicate with your employer. Be upfront and honest about your changing back to school schedule, and let them know what to expect while you get ready to send the kids back. Chances are they have children too and are going through the same thing as you, and will understand!
- Adjust your work hours. Ask to work flexible hours (i.e. shift your schedule to go in earlier and leave earlier so you can be home when the gets get there) or if possible, remote for a few days.
- Organize the night before. Pack lunches and and backpacks and leave them near the door for the next day. Pick out outfits and take showers and baths the night before so you are not rushing in the morning before work.
- Make a calendar and set a schedule. Calendar’s can be extremely efficient for all members of the family. You can either hang a calendar on the wall in your kitchen, or create an online calendar or use an app to share with everyone. If you are needing more time with your kids, work a visit to their school to have lunch with them on your lunch hour.
Sloane Staffing is here to help! If you have any questions, reach out to us at 561.512.8989.