How should one start a discussion about working less hours in order to start taking care of a parent?
The scenario is that this person (I am asking for) is 52 years old and is a manager (office, marketing related) for a large media company for 26 years. Salary is $57k.
He feels he has risen as far as he can go and works 60+ hours per week on-site plus 15-20 hours at home. (He never wanted to be a manager but he's also not very technical ... he started in consumer phone support.)
He has no siblings and his parents are mid-70's and showing signs of dementia. He's been advised they'll start to need a caretaker in a few years and perhaps 24/7 care in 8-12 years.
They have some money but certainly not enough to purchase residency, for even one parent, at a nursing home, which is not an appealing option regardless.
He has some ideas for a home-based business to supplement his income and wants to reduce his work hours to a 50-hour on-site work week.
Any tips how and when to approach this situation?