Requesting Work From Home: 18 Email Templates

Requesting Work From Home: Email Templates

If you need email templates to request to work from home, you’ve landed in the right place. Below, you’ll find 18 work-from-home email requests organized into two categories: temporary requests (for a day or two) and permanent.

Click any link below to jump to the template that matches your work-from-home request.

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👉 Email Requests To Work From Home Temporarily 👈

Here are 10 email templates to request to work remotely for a day or a few days. 

Work from home email request

 

How to ask to work from home temporarily (weeks)

Subject: Temporary Work from Home Request

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to request the possibility of working from home temporarily for the upcoming [specific duration, e.g., a few weeks, a month]. This request is due to [insert reason here, e.g., a family member being unwell, my car undergoing repairs, the process of purchasing a new vehicle, etc.].

Working from home during this period would greatly assist me in managing these circumstances while ensuring my work responsibilities remain unaffected. Here’s how I plan to maintain productivity and communication:

  • Daily Updates: Quick morning check-in via [tool] for priorities and progress.
  • Availability: Reachable during work hours via [channels].
  • Setup: Equipped home office with necessary tech.
  • Project Tracking: Using [tool] to keep tasks on schedule.

I am committed to maintaining the highest level of performance during this period and am open to any suggestions you might have to make this arrangement successful.

Please let me know if we can discuss this request further or if there are any forms I need to complete to formalize this temporary work-from-home arrangement.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to your feedback.

Thanks,

[Your name]

 

(See Also: This is part of our sub-category on WFH email requests for personal reasons or how to request WFH for one week)

 

“I will be working from home today” (notification)

Subject: Working from Home Today

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I wanted to let you know that I will be working from home today, [date], due to [reason – optional to include specific reason, e.g., awaiting an important delivery, slight illness, etc.]. 

I am equipped to complete all of my tasks remotely and will be available during usual working hours.

If there’s anything you need or if a situation arises that requires my immediate attention, please feel free to reach out to me via [preferred communication method].

Thank you for your understanding.

Best,

[Your name]

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Request to work remotely while traveling

Subject: Request for Remote Work During Travel

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this email finds you well. I am planning a trip for [duration] and would like to request the opportunity to work remotely during this time. This would allow me to fulfill my travel aspirations while ensuring continued productivity and engagement with our team.

This will be my schedule:

  • [Date – Date]: Time off
  • Date – Date]: Working a regular schedule

Here’s a brief outline of my plan:

  • Consistent Work Hours: I’ll adhere to our standard work hours/time zone or adjust to a schedule that aligns with team needs.
  • Communication: I’ll stay connected through [communication tools] and be available for all meetings via video or phone call.
  • Reliable Internet: I’ve confirmed my accommodations offer stable internet for seamless work.
  • Work Priorities: I’m committed to maintaining my current projects and responsibilities without disruption.

I believe this arrangement can be mutually beneficial, allowing me to recharge creatively while keeping up with my duties. I’m happy to discuss any concerns or requirements you might have to make this work.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to your response.

Best,

[Your name]
 

Requesting work from home for a trial period

Subject: Proposal for Trial Remote Work Period

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re doing well. I’m reaching out to propose a trial period for remote work, lasting [1-3 months], with the possibility of discussing a permanent arrangement based on the trial’s success.

Given my role and responsibilities, I believe a remote setup could enhance my productivity. If we were to move forward with a trial period, here’s how I would track its success:

  • Productivity: I’ll measure my deliverables as compared to in-office time
  • Availability: I’ll measure my attendance at meetings before and after
  • Progress Updates: We’ll set a weekly time to go over projects

The trial period will allow us to assess the impact on my productivity and the team’s dynamics before making a long-term decision. I am committed to making this arrangement beneficial for both our team and the company.

Would it be possible to discuss this proposal further at your earliest convenience? 

I am free to meet on the following days:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

Thank you,

[Your name]
 

Work from home email for a medical appointment

Subject: Work from Home Request for Medical Appointment

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re well. I have a [medical/dental] appointment scheduled for [date], and it requires me to be out for a part of the day. To manage this efficiently without impacting my work, I’m requesting to work from home for the day.

I’ve blocked off my calendar during the appointment time so I won’t have any meeting conflicts.

Thank you for considering my request. Please let me know if you need any further information.

Best regards,

[Your name]

(See Also: This is part of our sub-category of email requests due to illness.)

 

WFH request for a family emergency

Subject: Request for Emergency Remote Work Day

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this message finds you well. Due to a family emergency, specifically [mention reason briefly, e.g., sick child, parent’s medical appointment], I am requesting to work from home today.

I’ll be online and fully accessible as normal. I appreciate your understanding and flexibility in this matter.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best,

[Your name]
 

Email request to work from home due to illness

Subject: Request to Work from Home Due to Illness

Hi [Boss’s first name],

Unfortunately, I started feeling sick yesterday and it’s the same this morning. 

It’s nothing too bad, just a [mention symptoms, e.g., fever, cough, etc.]. To err on the side of caution and to prevent spreading any germs, I am requesting to work from home for [today or the next few days].

I do plan to manage my current tasks and responsibilities from home.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time. Please let me know if there are any concerns or additional information I should provide.

Best regards,

[Your name]

(See Also: Email requests due to illness)

 

Work from home for a maintenance appointment

Subject: Work from home request for [date]

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re doing well. I am writing to request permission to work from home on [date], due to a scheduled appointment to [mention the service, e.g., install new WiFi, fix the refrigerator, repair a door, etc.]. 

The window of time they gave me for the visit is [time slot here].

Otherwise, I’ll be working like normal and will maintain my regular work hours.

Thank you for considering my request. I appreciate your flexibility.

Best regards,

[Your name]
 

An important package is being delivered

Subject: WFH today for important delivery

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this message finds you well. I am expecting an important delivery at my home today, which requires a signature upon receipt. The package contains [mention the item, e.g., a new laptop, home entertainment system, desk, important documents]. I’m uncomfortable leaving it unattended on the porch all day.

To ensure I’m available to sign for and secure the delivery, I’m requesting to work from home for the day. I’ll be online working like any other day.

Please let me know if you need any further information or if there’s a formal process I should follow for this.

Best regards,

[Your name]
 

Work from home email for car trouble

Subject: Work from Home Request (Car Trouble)

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this message finds you well. Unfortunately, I’ve encountered some car trouble, and my vehicle is currently in the shop for repairs. Given the circumstances, I am unable to commute to the office and am requesting to work from home for [mention the number of days, e.g., today, the next couple of days] until the issue is resolved.

I am fully set up to work remotely and will ensure that it’ll be a normal workday otherwise.

Thank you for understanding and accommodating my situation.

Thanks,

[Your name]
 

👉 Email Requests To Work From Home Permanently 👈

Want to know how to ask to work remotely permanently? Below, you’ll find eight email templates to switch your role to remote work forever.

Work from home email request

 

Request to present your proposal in person

Subject: Request for In-Person Meeting

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this email finds you well. 

Over the past [duration you’ve been working remotely, e.g., several months], I’ve had the opportunity to thrive in a remote work environment. 

Given the positive impact on my productivity and the potential benefits for our team, I am keen to discuss transitioning to permanent remote work.

Could we schedule a meeting to discuss this further? Here are some days and times to pick from:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

If none of those work, let me know what works for you and I’ll make it happen.

This discussion will allow us to explore the advantages, potential concerns, and the framework necessary to make permanent remote work a success.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this in more detail.

Best regards,

[Your name]

 

(See Also: Permanent Work From Home Request [Email Template])

 

Part-time/hybrid work-from-home request

Subject: Hybrid Schedule Proposal

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re well. After experiencing remote work and considering our team’s dynamics and project requirements, I’d like to propose the option for our team to work on a hybrid schedule. 

This flexible approach could enhance productivity, work-life balance, and job satisfaction, offering benefits for both the company and employees.

Here are a couple of scheduling options I believe could work well for our team:

  • 3/2: Working remotely on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with Tuesdays and Thursdays spent in the office. This pattern supports deep work while maintaining regular in-person collaboration and team building.
  • Flexible hybrid: Give the option to work from home or the office so each person can find their most-optimized situation. Some recurring meetings and events could be made mandatory.

I would love the opportunity to discuss this proposal in more detail and explore how we can tailor the arrangement to meet our team’s needs. 

Could we set up a time to talk through these options? Here are some days and times to pick from:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

Thanks,

[Your name]

 

(See Also: Request For Hybrid Work [Email Template])

 

Request to work remotely because you have experience

Subject: Remote Work Proposal

Hi [Boss’s first name],

As we continue to evolve our working practices, I am writing to propose a shift to a permanent remote work arrangement for my role. 

This proposal is grounded in the positive experiences and proven track record of remote work effectiveness I’ve demonstrated, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Consistent performance: Achieved [specific achievements] while working remotely
  • Effective Communication: Maintained seamless communication with the team and clients, ensuring projects stayed on track through regular updates and check-ins.
  • Time Management: Leveraged the flexibility of remote work to optimize productivity, often extending my availability for cross-time-zone collaborations.
  • Technical Setup: Established a fully equipped home office with a professional setting for video calls.

Based on this track record, I believe transitioning to permanent remote work would be mutually beneficial, allowing for continued high performance while supporting the company’s goals of flexibility and employee satisfaction.

I am keen to discuss this proposal further and explore how we can make this transition smooth and beneficial for all parties involved. 

Could we schedule a meeting to discuss this in more detail? 

Here are some days and times I’m available to meet:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

If none of those work, please let me know what works for you.

I look forward to the discussion.

[Your name]

Remote work proposal because you’re moving

Subject: Request for Permanent Remote Work Due to Relocation

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I’m writing to discuss a significant change in my personal circumstances. 

My family and I have decided to move to [new location] due to [reason for the move, e.g., spouse’s job opportunity, closer proximity to family, etc.]. This move, while exciting, presents me with the challenge of leaving our office physically.

Having been part of our great team for [amount of time], my top goal is to continue working for the company in a remote role.

I believe that with our existing communication tools and my commitment to maintaining visibility and collaboration, we can make this arrangement successful. I would be grateful for the chance to discuss how we could make this work for both the team and the company.

Could we schedule a time to talk about this in more detail? Here are some times I am free this week:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

Thank you very much for considering my request. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this further.

Best regards,

[Your name]
 

Work-from-home proposal due to a health condition

Subject: Request for Permanent Remote Work

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this message finds you well. I’m reaching out to discuss a matter that’s personal and professional. 

Due to ongoing health concerns, specifically [mention the health issue, e.g., mobility challenges, heart disease, diabetes, etc.], my medical advisor has strongly recommended that I minimize [issues associated with condition].

Given these circumstances, and after careful consideration, I believe transitioning to a permanent remote work arrangement would be the most prudent course of action. This decision wasn’t made lightly but from a place of necessity, ensuring that I can maintain my health while continuing to contribute meaningfully to our team.

I understand this is a significant request and would like to discuss the plan and measurement for my remote role.

Could we set up a time to discuss this further? Here are some times I am free this week:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

Thank you very much for considering my request and for your understanding. I look forward to our discussion and to finding a path forward that supports both my health needs and our company’s goals.

Warm regards,

[Your name]

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Work from home proposal due to the commute

Subject: Request for Permanent Remote Work

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re well. 

I’m reaching out to propose a shift to permanent remote work. One significant factor prompting this request is my current commute, which takes [insert commute time, e.g., 3 hours] each day. 

I firmly believe that eliminating the commute would not only enhance my overall well-being but also improve my productivity. During the periods I’ve worked from home, I’ve noticed a marked increase in my efficiency and job satisfaction, which I’m eager to sustain permanently.

I understand the importance of staying connected with the team and am committed to ensuring that my work continues to exceed our team’s standards. 

Could we set up a time to discuss this further? Here are some times I am free this week:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

Thank you for considering my request. 

– [Your name]
 

Request to work remotely because you’re more productive

Subject: Request for Permanent Remote Work

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re well. 

I’ve found that working from home significantly boosts my productivity, mainly due to fewer distractions and no commute. I believe a permanent remote work setup could benefit my output, and therefore, help the team.

I’d like to discuss this in detail and explore how I’d recommend implementing and measuring the change. 

Could we meet to talk about it? Here are some times I’m available:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

I’m looking forward to your feedback.

Best,

[Your name]
 

Childcare proposal to work from home

Subject: Request for Permanent Remote Work

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this finds you well. 

After assessing my current work and personal circumstances, I’ve concluded that working from home permanently would greatly benefit my ability to balance work commitments with childcare responsibilities.

I’m eager to discuss how this can be aligned with our team’s goals and workflow. I’d like to propose a meeting where we can go over the details and I can present a structured plan.

Here are some time slots I’m available for a meeting:

  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]
  • [Day]: [Time slot]

Looking forward to our conversation.

Thanks,

[Your name]

Work from home email request

 
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