I need bs excuses to provide my boss why I am blocking 1/2h or 1h slots on my calendar to interview elsewhere. Anyone have a list of some suggestions?

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One on one with your team members. That way you can even tell them your upskilling on coaching

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Focused time to prep for upcoming meeting or do analysis
Meeting with mentor or mentee
Doctor
Commitment to office or practice special project
Coaching a recruit or interviewing candidates

Why is your boss micromanaging your calendar?
Get on the proactive side of planning time with your boss each day/week so they don’t have to look at your calendar.

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Dr appt

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Or plumber coming at home

Just tell your boss you are blocking time off to interview because you cannot stand the way they micro manage you.

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I’d like to keep my job in the interim and move on amicably.

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Figure it out AVP! 😆

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“Unavailable at this time”

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On second thought, be upfront with them about it and see if you can start a conversation.

Syphilis treatments, he won’t ask you again.

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Just keep your laptop open and muted, and do your interviews alongside it. Worst case scenario if your boss contacts you because you're available online, but just can't respond to a ping, you can blame bathroom breaks, internet outages, computer reboots etc. Tell them you have to pick up your kids from some event.

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And my boss is a She :)

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That you have someone coming to fix an appliance at your house/apt and might not be available to respond as quickly

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Not sure what relationship you have with your boss...but given the circumstances it’s not unreasonable to explain that while living and working at home there are personal errands/admin things that require your attention here and there.

I would just say that. But again, how accepting your boss might be depends on your relationship

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I’ve always just said sorry I just block off times I take the dog out for her walk

A few coworkers of mine will put time to go for a 30-60 minute walk.

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Kindly use below suggestions
1. Loose Motion
2. Stomach Upset
3.Free Flow activity
These suggestions should be chosen wisely at appropriate times.

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Dude depending what industry you’re in or depending what companies you’re talking to there is a decent chance he knows why you’re blocking time off it’s a small world especially if the person asking has been around a while

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Personal appointment

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Grabbing a coffee

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Say your basement flooded or something 😂

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“My basement has flooded 16 times since last Saturday” ⛈

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“Deck Prep”
“Dr. Appointment”
“Unavailable”
Mark as “Private” appointment

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Rising seniors from your alma mater are reaching out to learn more about (insert firm here)

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Say you're taking a practice test for a cert. Also, study that cert so you know what you're talking about. And upskill

To think, get shit done (which could be your interviews)

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