I have a job that a really like and would like switch to part-time this summer because I'm going to be starting a full-time graduate program. Part-time school is not an option as I received a large grant that I can only use if I'm full-time. The program is also only 1 year if done full-time. l I would like to keep my job for the obvious reasons but also because my graduate degree would make me qualified for higher positions in my current company. Just for extra note, the company does not have any education benefits, it's a tech-start up.
How do I go about asking for a part-time position? How much time before hand should I ask about it? I'm nervous about getting let go early if I ask too soon. What kind of an approach do I take?
For more context my management is very easy to talk to. I've been at this company for 1.5 years (which is like 3 years in tech-start up time) and have been promoted twice.
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