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When to ask about reasonable adjustments when applying for a job??
Hi all, I hope everyone is having a good start to the new year. I'm hoping you might all be able to help me with a problem I'm facing. I've found a job I'm excited to apply for with my current employer. I started with my employer last year and have been entirely remote since I started. However, when the current advice to work from home lifts they will resume pushing for us to go back into the office at least two days a week. The current role I have with my employer is a maternity contract, so I am confident that I can negotiate a lot around how much I have to go in, as I'm not a permanent employee and they seem to have a higher level of flexibility for people on short term contracts. The job I am going to apply for, however, is permanent. The commute to my current employer would take 1.30hrs-2hrs each way. Since being with my employer over the last year my health has deteriorated to the point that I am certain I would not be able to do this commute more than one day a week. So my question is: should I approach the new manager about a reasonable adjustment to working location (i.e. permanent working from home 4 days per week) before I apply for the job? Or wait until I am offered (if I am lucky enough to be in that position!!)? Thanks in advance for your help.
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