When you've got a job interview but need to take time off your current job to attend it


#1

this is me. so what the fuck do i tell my boss?

this is my week off work and i’m wasting time trying to think of a believable excuse. time i’d otherwise be spending looking for more jobs. i’ve already wasted most of this week and i’m usually too tired to do this when i come back from work

typical. fucking typical.


#2

‘I’ve got a job interview’


#3

“Got a job interview”


#4

Either tell them the truth (I’m never shocked if I get asked for time off for interviews, inevitable innit, but it’s unpaid time), or booked a half day for an appointment or something.


#5

if you want them to find out so they might offer you more money or something just tell them. if not then just make up a doctors appointment / call in sick / whatever


#6

Stage a conversation on the phone at work on the day of the interview

You (on phone) : Oh, god, no…granny? when…how? Oh god, I’ll be right there.

Boss: Everything ok?

You: Yes, sorry I’ve got to go. I’ve got a job interview


#7

but that’s surely the worst thing to tell them, isn’t it? because they know you’re not interested in working for them anymore


#8

And? You’re being paid to provide a service to them. Your call if you want to work elsewhere.

This really isn’t that hard, be upfront with them or not, I don’t care


#9

Took me many years to realise that nobody at work actually cares. Just tell them you’re going to the dentist.


#10

What do you think doctors or dentists say when they’ve got job interviews they need to book off?


#11

Day before: gosh I am feeling not well, not well at all, no sir. I think that I am coming down with something, oh yes I do.


#12

Show them this thread.


#13

In a bowl of rice?


#14

Jokes aside, good luck Punkosaur!


#15

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good luck!


#16

If you say you’ve got a doctor’s appointment, remember and show up to work before/afterwards in a full suit and tie, looking very presentable.


#17

well i’m always in the same room as my boss so i’d feel kinda awkward if i’m no longer in their good books (it’s in a big gym type room that’s used as a function, not an office sort of job).


#18

thanks!


#19

they are likely being contacted for a reference, no? So just tell them!

in a previous job they had contacted my boss for a ref before they told me i had an interview…was a bit awkward him telling me


#20

Sorry, if my reply came across as harsh.

You won’t be the first person your boss has had leave, and not the last, so I wouldn’t even worry about that.