Leave a job I like for lower pay/lower title to get flexible schedule?
I’m dumbfounded that my manager won’t work with me to flex my schedule so I can drop off and pick up my kids. Performance is exceptional and excellent for 9 years at the organization. I’m a Project Manager. I even requested to reduce my hours so that it doesn’t look as if I’m being unfair. She knows I’m working hard. She just wants a warm body on a chair. I was assigned a laptop and phone yet not allowed to work from home to make up hours because, again, warm bodies. I’m pushed up against a wall where the only way out I see is to find a lower paying job that will give me that flexibility. Should one sacrifice like this? I’m at a quandary bc I love my work but I just need some flex that my manager won’t help me with.