I posted a few weeks ago about addressing my part time status with my team leader/boss. Basically I work full time hours with no benefits, making the same pay I made as an intern but with much more responsibility. Pretty much nothing has changed since then, though my team leader told me she has brought it up to management in the past. I'm at a point where I really need health insurance and would not mind a raise, and I'm ready to address this with my manager(not team leader, she is all for me going full time getting benefits etc. and has told me this multiple times now). I put promotion in quotes above because I am already constantly taking on more responsibility and the "promotion" I would get would just be to get me benefits and possibly a slight pay increase(mentioned by my team leader). The problem is I work remotely for a company where most people work in the office, and I'm not sure how to communicate with my manager. He is always busy, so I can't just call him or message him on the company messaging program. Would it be totally inappropriate to send him an email? I've already started a draft but I am afraid to send it as I don't want to come off cowardly about asking for what I deserve, if that makes sense. Any advice?