(Closed) how to request time off….don't want to say reason

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would just say doctor appointment. They shouldn’t ask you to specify. 

Post # 4
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Medical emergency…nuff said!

Post # 5
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

“I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow.”

They don’t need to know why.

Post # 6
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Doctors appointment…it’s not there business why you are going to the doctors

Post # 7
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with PPs. It’s none of their business just say a medical emergency or dr appt

Post # 8
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mrshoneybee:  I sometimes say “girl problems” to my male boss, and he leaves me the hell alone LOL.

He usually doesn’t bother asking, though… he is a nice, polite kinda guy. Usually when I say “doctor appointment” it’s fine… you don’t need to give a reason.

Post # 9
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Agree – doctor’s appt. is sufficient enough.

Post # 11
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

Doc’s appointment & it was the only time they could fit you in.

End of story.

Post # 12
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mrshoneybee:  You don’t have to disclose why you are going to the doctor.  Like previous poster said, tell your boss you have a medical matter that needs to be tended to immediately. Then have your doctor provide you with a non-specific doctors note so that you have proof that you went to the doctor in the afternoon just in case your boss requests one.  Feel better, ut infections are terrible and serious because if they are not tended to the infection can go up to your kidneys.  

Post # 13
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mrshoneybee:  Can you call or email your boss now to give her a heads up before tomorrow morning?  Maybe that will make you feel better about the last minute issue.  

But seriously, medical emergencies are always last minute so don’t worry about it.  Your health is important.  If you’re sick you can’t work, so you need to take care of yourself.  Your boss should be able to understand that.

Post # 14
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Agree with PPs, you shouldn’t have to provide more info than Docs Appt!! I hope you feel better, UTIs suck!!

Post # 16
2934 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

“Medical emergency.” If more info is requested, “It’s won’t be serious if I’m seen today, but it’s definitely of an urgent nature.”

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