Summary: I just started a new job, and there is now a serious medical issue in my family. How can I ask my boss to allow me to work remotely some of the time so I can help with care, when I haven't been there long enough to be established yet?
I started working at my first job as a software development engineer at a large company and it is my first week. My little sister had a relapse of cancer. Recently, the cancer has spread to more parts. I am very stressed right now and I think this is the most difficult part of my life.
How do I approach my manager to talk to him about this?
My manager is not here this week and will be back next week. My thought process is that when he comes on Monday to talk about to him one on one about my problem to see if he accommodate me in any way.
I was thinking that it would it good idea to come to the office 3 days and work from home the other 2 days. Working from home would alleviate some of the stress I'm feeling, and would allow me to help my family with my sister's care.
I worked very hard to achieve this position, just started, and don't want to damage my career. However, I'm having trouble focusing on my job in the office while all of this is going on at home.