Literally impossibly flexible. I still work for the UK team so I just have my hours to do and that’s that.
That said, I am having to get up early or work late some days to attend meetings online. That’s not so fun.
Trying to fit in childcare has sort of been easy except for having to get up at 5am a lot to fit enough hours in so it’s destroying my life a bit.
Recently some law came in here which requires they know your exact start and end times. Previously we filled in a timesheet to say how many hours we’d done a day. Now we fill in a spreadsheet where we say our start time, lunch start, lunch end, end time.
I had a long discussion with HR about it because they were claiming the new rules mean they have to be very precise about the hours you do and I was trying to understand why anyone thought my saying “I did 7.5 hours today” was less precise than my saying “Start 9am, pause 12pm, resume 12.30pm, finish 5pm”. I believe the issue is that a bunch of other companies don’t use timesheets at all and this is all about protecting workers from doing hours they’re not paid for (this is from researching online) but it’s ended up with our company getting confused.
This led to me outlining for the HR director how my day was often made up of many separate blocks of work, based around when I needed to get my daughter to or from school and when I might need to dial into meetings in the UK/USA, plus the fact that I conceivably could do more hours on some days and thus fewer on others. She is apparently looking at providing a more comprehensive system for me (and any others in the same boat - ie pretty much everyone with a family, I would guess) to enter my hours.