Originally Posted by Ryan
I need some advice, friends! Little bit of story to set it up...
I was off today for the funeral. I received a call from an organization this afternoon asking me to come in tomorrow afternoon for a job interview! I'm excited, but I know I cannot just take vacation time tomorrow without giving a reason (in other words, I can't just say I have stuff to do and need off as the chances of getting it are slim, particularly since I was off today). My boss has mentioned that she knew once I graduated I would be moving on probably, and we are on good terms about it. She has mentioned that she thinks I'll be finding a different job soon.
I won't lie about why I'm taking off tomorrow, and I won't lie and just call in sick. I'm a bit nervous about telling my boss, but feel honesty is best. I feel I should just explain that this chance has come up and I would appreciate the time off. It's a gamble, because I don't want her to get mad, but I also don't want this opportunity slip by. What would y'all do?
Honesty is the best policy, definitely. But you also have to look out for yourself & your career. Do you have a good relationship with her? If you think she won't treat you any differently, I'd explain why you'd like the time. If you think it would make your professional life uncomfortable & difficult, I wouldn't go into specifics & just ask for a personal day.
Good luck to you, friend!
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