In my company we all work remotely.
- We are located in different time zones.
- There is however, one of the time zones where most of the people are located (not all). I am not in that time zone. Other people either.
- Most of the people adapts to that time zone (not all). There are some employees who are in other time zones and are granted.
- For me, it was agreed since the beginning that I would also stick to the main time zone.
However, after some time I realized it does not work for me. I really need to work normal office hours. I told my boss about it in a soft manner, and was discussed to find out solutions but this was like very soft. In general he prefers me to stick to the main time zone to increase the chance to have calls with other people, synch etc.
Now for me this has become a deal breaker. I.e. If I cannot work on office hours of the time zone I am located, I would quit for another job. On the other hand, the other conditions of my current job are better than the other, so I would stay in the first one, would it be possible to change this thing with the time zone.
So I want to talk to my boss but not just tell him I am a bit uncomfortable with the time zone issue, but to tell the straight message: Either I can have a schedule that matches my current time zone or I will quit.
Question: How can I tell this, in a very clear crispy way, without sounding rude, impolite or pushy? I.e. I want the message to be totally clear. However I would like to make it sound polite and considerate, and not to make it sound like I will quit tomorrow but within the next couple of months. Communication would be in English.