Hi Les, I think I'd go for the "I'd be a more valuable asset to the corporation" angle instead. e.g. - Learning new techniques and abilities that will benefit company 'x' through OTJ application. ["On-The-Job"] - Increased productivity - be able to handle projects faster. - Increased benefit - be able to handle more advanced projects or projects involving different technologies, different subject areas, stuff like that, etc. - better candidate for advancement - 'management potential'. [You may or may not give a damn - but it is a "catch-phrase" that can appease the HR crowd who generally have to approve this kind of thing.] HTH, RonL. -----Original Message----- From: Les Lytollis [mailto:les.lytollis at morse.com] I know this fairly OT, but I have been asked to put together a document justifying the benefits of letting me take a day off per week to finish part-time study (a Computer Studies degree).