On a weekend? No. At 5:30? I've heard that dozens of times.
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I've had to stay late to interview applicants when we're hiring.
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All are great examples of how to get around going to an interview.I wouldn't feel one bit of remorse calling in sick, or taking a personal day.Thats what they're for.You're doing the right thing in being proactive, and not taking the BS your company is giving.
Keep looking and good luck finding one.
Depends on why you are changing jobs. When my place was being shut down my supervisors were happy let me take time off to look.
I think the best thing to do is to plan your absence. Use a vacation day, if you can. You don't have to tell your current employer where you are going or what you are doing. It's a vacation day, you're taking a break. Make sure all your projects, etc that you would normally cover on that day are taken care of. Then, after the interview, spend the rest of the day relaxing. Or try to line up a second interview to maximize the use of your day off.
Planning the absence shows your potential new employer that, while your current employer may be screwing you, you at least are trying to be professional and responsible. Both things they are probably looking for in a successful candidate.
At the same time, I wouldn't necessarily tell the potential new employer "I want to leave my current job because they are screwing me." Not unless you have rock solid documentation to prove it, and especially not if you are using anyone from your current job as a reference. Just tell them you think the position your are interviewing for is "a better fit for your long-term career aspirations" or some similar HR-speak.
If you don't like lying about something like a doctor's appointment, just say you've got a "personal thing" and you want half a day off. It's true, and when you put it that way employers are reluctant to pry because they know they can get in trouble for discriminating against a lot of those types of things. If they do give you trouble you need a backup story, though.
Tell them youve got a court date for a domestic violence charge?
If you have a job in which you're not in the office all the time, you can schedule it to a time you know you will be out, if the interview isn't supposed to go for too long.
Of course, the best option is schedule during a day you're free or after (or before) your regular working hours, most interviewers will understand.
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