I have been working for my company for 3 years now, have not "missed" or been late to work once. I have of course had sick days (>10). Recently, I have found out I am to be a father. As such, I have personal commitments outside of work that now dictate I cannot keep my work schedule (I use to work 07:00am ~ 08:00pm by choice).
I now find myself leaving approximately at 3pm-5pm mark. This in itself is not a real issue, but I am concerned it can be perceived as I have lost dedication to work. Now, as an expecting father I would love to attend the doctor visits my partner has for my child.
Is it unfair to expect your boss to allow you to semi-regularly take 1-3 hours off work to attend a family commitment? Things to keep in mind though I am still able to complete my work requirement in the time I am physically at work, and I also work remotely from home at night.
I of course want to climb the food chain at work and be promoted, and I do not want this to hinder that (becauseI want the promotion to support my family), but at the same time I value my family more than a job.
I currently receive my salary and work pay for my phone and car. (I am already very lucky for what I am given). What would the most appropriate thing to do here?