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Need to take a day off for a job interview with a competitor. How do I ask my manager for this? I should not mention the interview at all right?

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Right. Make sure to stress repeatedly that this is definitely not for an interview.

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Just take a day of PTO. Why you are taking it is none of anyone's business.

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You don't need an excuse to take PTO

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LOL - yes whatever you do , Do NOt mention you are interviewing. Don't get creative with your excuse, stomach bug usually will do the job

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Yeah, my PMs make it clear that I don't need to give a reason and kind of get uncomfortable when I do. I 100% understand your concern over this. I have such a hard time navigating PTO politics

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'I want to take a day off for personal reasons'

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If you mention you're interviewing w a competitor you may lose your job. No reason to keep around someone who doesn't want to be there. That goes for any industry and any job.

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Jus request it a week out and say it's for a doctors appt

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Or if it's a Friday or Monday interview, request it off now and say it's for a weekend trip

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Who the hell is your PM that you need to give a reason??? You should find a new project.

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Yeah, once you say "personal," people tend to back off

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Don't show up and say you fell sick from food poisoning

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PTO - no reasons needed

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Yeah this requirement for the PM is crazy. Just tell them you're taking PTO for a personal matter, and just bullshit that you're going to visit your parents, you're going to a college football game, etc is they ever ask why.

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Don't show up that day, stomach bug, that's enough.

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Of course. Just put in for a day of PTO and no need to give a reason

Don't mention it!!

Mention it... to us.

Unfortunately the process for PTO on project requires us to ask for permission from our PM. The interview date is still 1 month away so i can't ask for the day due to stomach bug yet. Can I just say I have some family obligations or some shit?

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