I am working in a small software company. Owner directly manages the business. I'd like to start my own project, part time.
I have a family. It is difficult to find free time to work on my project. I am going to ask my boss to give me one free day a week, keeping the same salary.
Is it a good idea? If it is, how to start the conversation? What should I say and what should I not say?
I think he appreciates my work and does not want me to leave the company. He pays me a good salary but I feel I could get more elsewhere. I think at the moment having extra time to work on the project is more important than the salary increase.
Is it a good idea to promise him a percentage of the profit (10%? 20%) - while I run the project and still work for him? I mean profit sharing, not the ownership.