A little bit of background to this question:
I work for a company, which some time ago (more or less 1 year) introduced home-office as a "benefit" for those, who cannot (for whatever reason) be at the office.
Until now I never asked for it, but 2 weeks ago the thought to do it crossed my mind. I sent an email to one of the heads of my company's branch where I work, and I waited for some time (I feel that the email got ignored). Meanwhile I had to write to him for other work-related matters, and those emails were quickly answered.
Why I asked to work from home:
- My office is an open space with 14 people, who make a lot of noise.
- Since summer began, and since we have no a/c or fan, in the office there are always at least 28°C. Heat makes me sleepy.
- For the last 2 days, I worked with the constant presence of mosquitos.
- I have a very important deadline by the end of July and I need to concentrate on writing a document. I always get interrupted every 10 minutes for matters that are not that important (by my place we have a phone for 3 peoples - sometimes I answer just to give the call to another colleague, who is far away from the phone).
- I have only asked Home-Office until the end of July, only a couple of days a week, and only to finish this job.
- I have a work-notebook and a VPN access.
I do have the intention of going to this person and ask him personally, but I don't want to appear to be the colleague who "complains instead of doing his work". If it can be of any help, I am 32 and the bosses' average age is 50 (I also have a feeling that they think I'm too young to deserve Home-Office / to be trusted to have it - and to be clear, I never gave them the chance to think about me as an untrustworthy person).
How do I deal with the situation? How can I present my request in a way that there is the least probability to be ignored again?
EDIT: Some people may think I'd get mad if I don't have what I want. Absolutely not. I will accept a 'no' too. The company will have to deal with the consequences of me being overloaded and unhappy (that is not a threat, but only a cause-effect). Not completing the job on-time is not an option.
EDIT: Thanks to all. I did ask again in person, and even if I still think I got ignored in the first place, my boss looked "forced" to give me a chance. Eventually I had to sign a module which was approved in one day.