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Old 04-28-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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My team meetings are supposed to be on Fridays. I asked my manager for a day off on Tuesday and she approved it. But then my team meeting had been rescheduled for Tuesday. These team meetings are remote, but the program I use for them is on my laptop at work. I don't want to have to take my work laptop home and join the meeting during my "day off" (I'm interviewing at another company that day), but that's what I might have to do. Honestly, I don't think it would matter if I skipped the meeting, but the person ahead of my team might have different feelings.

How do I approach this?
  • Tell my team lead that I've scheduled to be gone on Tuesday, but that I'll bring my laptop home and be online to still participate in the meeting.
  • Tell my team lead that I've scheduled to be gone on Tuesday, but that I know the meeting is important and that I will get a summary from my teammate the next day.
  • Try to reschedule my interview so I don't have to miss work on Tuesday.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Tell my team lead that I've scheduled to be gone on Tuesday, but that I know the meeting is important and that I will get a summary from my teammate the next day.
That seems very reasonable.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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Option B. You requested the time off prior to this rescheduled meeting, thinking you had a clear day.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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It's your day off, no need to do anything related to work.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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Do you really need guidance on this? An approved day off is just that.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I never expect anyone who has a scheduled day off to attend. Other managers may feel different, so, I would at least mention it.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I have team meetings weekly, and if I approve someone for a day off, or they call in sick, they miss it. No big deal. Anything important I can discuss with them when they get back. I would verify that with your manager though, some are not as nice as me.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Funkotron, MA
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You got the day off. No reasonable person would expect you to attend a run-of-the-mill.
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