Free Hardship Letter for Work Schedule [Sample]

Here is a sample hardship letter for work schedule. Remember to make copies of all original documents to be sent, these will not be returned.

Sample Hardship Letter For Work Schedule

Employee’s Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Employer’s Name,

My name is employee’s name. I am currently a game designer on second shift at the Columbia branch office. 

I am writing to request a change in my current shift. I currently work first shift from 7am-3pm.

I would like to request a shift change to second shift from 1pm-9pm. I have two children who currently attend elementary school.

Since my father passed last week, I no longer have anyone to take them to school in the mornings. It would be of great assistance to me if I were able to do this.

Since it is mid-year we currently have no new projects on the table. This would make now an opportune time for a switch in shifts.

I have discussed my situation with the head of the department and have been instructed by them to follow through with this request.

You will find a copy of their recommendation included with this letter. I have been with the company for three years, and have an exemplary record as you will find in my included progress review.

This change will not affect my productivity in anyway, and I will continue to be an asset to this company.

I am available to meet to discuss this request or you may contact me at your earliest convenience. You can reach by phone at 555-123-5555 or email at

Thank you for taking the time to review my request.


Employee’s signature
Printed Name

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