simple question really but I'm loath to post it! I need to take at least one afternoon and a day off work to go to visit the site of a new job and for an interview. I don't want to tell my boss I'm applying for a new job yet it will be in the next week or so so I can't ask for annual leave, don't really want to say I or dcs are sick can anyone think of something i can say to get the time off without loking suspicious? It is a bit of a pathetic question but my current dept has a number of issues not least being my boss and current head of dept both fighting the whole time over who I work for and demanding my presence 10 hours a day to make themselves look big and clever I don't want to look suspicious!
Do you need to tell them anything? If I asked my manager for a day and a half off, from my annual leave, to "deal with some things" then he'd be fine with that. So long as I didn't have to miss an important meeting or anything like that.
But you could always make it "workmen" if you think they'll be inquisitive.
the other 2 ideas wont cut it I think trouble is my bosses are fighting and I'm caught in the middle, another colleague with boss2 is nervous and irritable everytime I go anywhere (even the loo) she asks me when I'm coming back (obv. I don't have to ask for permission to visit loo) but part of my job is on another site and they just can't cope with me not being in front of them!
Not hard to see why I'm looking for a new job is it?!
That's interesting Ripeberry. What does your friend do if she needs a day off for, say, furniture delivery, workmen or something like that? Surely it's virtually impossible to actually be able to give 6 months' notice of every holiday day you take? Do people ring in sick for those types of things, or is there some other type of time off they use?
She used to throw sickies, but they have come down hard on that as well. You have to produce a doctor's note for anything over 3 days. And if you have more than 3 sickies a year even if it's just one day they give you a written warning. She doesn't wait in for anyone as she still lives with her parents and has no children. Just realised that she has been with Sainsburys for 23yrs and she came to them as a YTS trainee back in 1985. But even she does not get any special treatment. Should get a medal i say.