(Closed) Taking off work for interviews… Do you?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Obviously working salaried full time it’s a little different, but I still try to schedule interviews and appointments outside of my normal working hours.  As an employer also, I’m usually willing to come in early (ugh) or stay late to accomodate interviews for people with jobs.  I feel that they would give me the same respect were I to hire them – not take off work for every little thing that they could work around with a little effort. 

And on the flip side, I know that my assistant could make better money elsewhere and I wouldn’t begrudge her time off for an interview.  She isn’t working in her degree field, so I wouldn’t be upset if she left. 

Post # 5
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve gone out to the parking lot and sat in my car to take phone interviews in the middle of the work day.

But when I actually had to travel to interviews, I took the day off.

Post # 6
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I take days off if I know it’s going to be a long intervieew, otherwise I work from home and just make-up the hours or take a long lunch, come in late, leave early etc when I can.

Post # 7
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would probably take a sick day (or maybe even a week if I was lucky enough to get bombarded with interviews). Or if it was late afternoon, I might just ask to leave early due to an appointment, without saying what my appointment was for. Most people just assume it’s for a doctor or something health related.

My current boss is laid back though. As long as work gets done, he doesn’t really care about days off or early leave. Every work situation is different.

Post # 8
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I always took a half day when interviewing.

Post # 9
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I usually schedule a doctor’s apt or take a late lunch for interviews. Occasionally I take a half day, or call in sick.

Don’t flame me! 🙂

Post # 10
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I usually try to do them during my lunch break (or I did prior to my current job) but if I couldn’t I would take time off.

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