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Old 02-07-2014, 10:17 AM
YAZ
 
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Don't say you're having car trouble.

One of my old bosses would gladly come get you.

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Old 02-07-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My question is, should I be honest with my manager that I need to travel out of town to attend this interview?
NO.

Personal emergency/situation w/o getting explicit is the best response.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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You can always have an "inpatient procedure" scheduled which will require two days.

There are a lot of ways to handle it. I would never tell them that you are interviewing out of state unless they are already behind you.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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I totally agree in principle but, to avoid even telling half a lie, I would just ask for the time off to attend to "personal business" period.
Yep, I agree. Don't ever tell a lie. Just keep it vague.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: DFW
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If you want to leave your currently employer BADLY and you want the new job BADLY as well, and they don't approve any vacation or time off, then it's AWOL time!
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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just call in sick or if you want to be creative:

- I have a court date for something I'm not allow to tell anyone during the court proceedings
- Wife is having a baby
- Mistress is having a baby
- (insert name) is having a baby
- I have Bird flu
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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Don't tell them. It's your business. Take care of yourself first. They would not hesitate the throw you into the fire and sneak about.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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Out of town funeral; be gone 1 or 2 days max.


Friend of the family or something along those lines.

Doctor visit......and you don't want to discuss the details.


Good luck.


Exactly what I was going to say....funeral is called for here.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Exactly what I was going to say....funeral is called for here.
If a funeral is going to be the excuse, you better have very realistic details planned. I've had bosses who would not only reply, "Who died?" but would immediately google the name after you walked out the door, looking for the obit.

You better rehearse something like, "My Aunt Biddie in [insert name of city where you're actually going] died and I have to go to the funeral. She was 92 so, of course, it wasn't unexpected. But my parents say I need to go because they think she's left our family some money or antiques or something and it would be tacky for me not to attend." And make sure your parents don't answer any phone calls from your business during the time you all are supposedly out of town. If you are asked why Aunt Margaret doesn't have an obituary, say, "She was in a care facility for a long time and not many people who knew her are still alive, so the family didn't publish one." That's also the reason you never mentioned rich Aunt Biddie. She's been "away" since you were in high school. And when you come back and tender your resignation, you can say, "I'm moving to [wherever] because dear Aunt Biddie left me her condo and a car!"
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Absolutely do not lie. BUT. Dont tell them. This is a "personal business" that you need to take care of "for your family" out of town. Tell them its distressing and you dont want to talk about it.

ALL true. this is your business, you work for you and your family to survive, and it could be very distressing to discuss it with them.
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