A few months ago, I first approached them regarding this issue as it would greatly benefit me to work from home once a week.

They responded with a no and their reason was the website currently is unstable and they need me in the office in person to fix it whenever necessary.

Now, the issue has been fixed and the website is fully stable. I sent my supervisor an email to schedule a meeting to discuss if the possibility of my work-from-home request.

It's been two weeks and they haven't responded to the email. Should I talk to them in person?

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    I wouldn't advise making a request like this over email. In most workplaces, work from home is a facility, not a privilege. Always initiate the request in person (or over phone if the boss works in a different location), and then follow up on email if necessary.
    – Masked Man
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 5:39
  • What does your company policy say about work from home arrangements?
    – pyfork
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 12:38
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You need to address your issue in person but at the right time and with a valid reason. You need to show that working from home will be in the company benefit. If the response is negative, give them other options like working daily an hour extra or something you find more convenient. Try to find valid reasons and options and suggest them to your company. Be well prepared before you address them your request.

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