Sample Request Letter for Shift Change

You must submit a shift change request letter for shift timing change in office if you want your shift changed from morning to evening or vice versa. Use our sample shift change request letter as a model for your own.

Sample Request Letter for Shift Change

Email Subject Line: Your Name – Shift Change

Dear Employer’s Name,

My name is [Your Name]. I am currently a graphic designer at the Columbus branch office. I am writing to request a change in my current shift. I currently work the first shift from 7am-3pm.

I would like to request a shift change to the 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 attached with this email. 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 any way, 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 me by phone at 555-555-5555 or email at

Thank you for taking the time to review my request.


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