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Best excuses to step away for an hour for a job interview? Manager is very hands on I’m trying to interview at 5/6 places at once to get out of B4 as fast as possible/evaluate options and there’s only so many doctors appointments you can have in a week lol

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I always try to schedule interviews early am, over lunch, or at end of the day and then you can just log in a bit later or off a bit earlier. You gotta run an errand. Pick up something for a friend. Etc

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Yeah I’ve been trying to do this. Gets tougher when the interviews are an hour and a half though hahaha

Schedule them during lunch. My team had protected lunch hours, so I would book my interviews during that time. If I couldn’t I’d just block off an hour on my calendar, if someone asked I just aid I had to run for a family/personal reason. You don’t owe your employers anything, especially if you are already planning to leave.

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You started putting work-outs on your calendar when you (or a trainer) had holes in your calendar, to give yourself some accountability. You chose to notify your team that you're not online for that hour or so by being offline/out of office for that hour or so. (Plus shower time.)

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Take a PTO day. Talk to you tomorrow….I hope it prepared!!

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Just tell your manager that you don't think PA is for you and you have an interview.

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Diarrhea is my go to if anyone ever questions me. Anyone that gives you a hard time for that is an asshole.

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Take a PTO day and get them all done that day.

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A lot of my former colleagues would schedule “doctors appointments” throughout the week to get their interviews in. Nobody would ask them about it since it’s rude to pry about medical issues.

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You had to stop by the post office and there was a very long line. You’re looking to move and scheduled an apartment viewing. You’re treating your family to a birthday lunch/dinner.

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Yep! Household plumbing issues, home appliance issues, contractors stopping by, utility or internet company checking lines and meters in weird parts of the house or apartment building.

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Picking up /dropping off family at the airport

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Vet appointments sometimes work, unless your manager has the same type of pet as you. Then they might want more details. Otherwise, say checkup/bloodwork/dental cleaning drop off and pick up.

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Could you just say you were on a call? Does your manager know everyone you talk to? People are involved in things at work outside of whatever projects you may have.

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I’ve been interviewing lately. Google has a “schedule send” option for emails. I’ve been firing off 2-3 emails per interview so it seems like I’m working.

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