UPDATE: Should I call in sick for one job so I'm not late for the other?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Also, what’s more important?  Keeping this lame job or being late for your new job that has better potential?  Hopefully your boss will work with you and agree to let you work an earlier shift, but if push comes to shove, what is more important and what can you feasibly manage?

Post # 17
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ellsiepig :  She made it a bit obvious by telling her employer she needed to leave early for another job. If she phones in sick and the employer wants to fire her, all they have to do is to confirm that she was well enough to show up at her new employer.

It’s called “theft of time”.

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

You are a CPA right?  I think you are in a high demand area and your focus needs to be on securing a full time permanent job.  It’s great that you have a short term govt. contract, but  that may not turn into anything. 

I would focus on killing it at the govt job and then on seeking out a full time job in the interim.  Putting any kind of effort/time/energy into this “shitty” job is doing nothing to help your future. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

Maybe I’m missing something but how does calling in sick for one day solve this problem? Won’t it happen all the time?

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Could you go into work Thursday and leave early because you’re sick? 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

This sounds like a really bad idea, your boss is going to be pissed and probably more difficult moving forward? 

You kinda shot yourself telling her you had to leave for a second job, not because of a doctors appt or something

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - NOLA

Call in sick – I would want to leave this shit type job. Yes, it would’ve been better if you said you were going to a Dr appt but whats done is done, she sounds like a nasty person to work for. Good luck!

Post # 30
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999
  • operaglove :  I don’t think you’ll have to give them very long if you phone in sick every Thursday.
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