Hello everyone, My dilemma is: - I am a volunteer researcher with a professor in a lab - I received a full-time job offer from a company. I need to keep the research position because it greatly increases my chances of being admitted to grad school, and very closely related to my field of interest. I also need to accept the job offer mainly to have a source of income, but it also is an interesting job. Is it possible to ask the employer to reduce my hours by giving me one unpaid day off every week (a lot of the work in the lab is theoretical so it can work this way), or would that make the employer view me as uncommitted and withdraw the offer? Are there other ways of combining these two opportunities? Your advice is greatly appreciated!