Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences

Subject: Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences
From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: DoughtyTechWriter Mordant <doughtytechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:41:53 -0400

I don't recommend lying - you'll eventually be found out, and it will make
it difficult for everyone.

If I'm seriously looking for a new job, I will try to schedule interviews
on a particular day, and then take that as a vacation day or floater. Skype
interviews can be done at lunch or during breaks. Even better if you do
them over your smartphone or tablet, and not use your company's computer
system.

I think it's important to be ethical in your job search and not do it on
your current company's time.

Just my opinion though.

Suzette Leeming
Documentation Manager
Stouffville, Ontario

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:18 PM, DoughtyTechWriter Mordant <
doughtytechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm about to start jobhunting in earnest. If there's any interest, I will
> have to make some longer phone calls, have some Skype interviews, and
> eventually make actual physical visits for interviews, so I will need to
> get out of the office for a few hours now and then.
>
> What kind of cover story have you offered in the past when you've been
> job-hunting?
>
> I was thinking of something like physical therapy or some protracted
> dental torture, but these things would result in claims to my insurance. It
> might seem odd if the claims never arise if I have to look for a long time.
>
> Doughty, now reporting to someone I could have sired/given birth to, who
> has no tech comm experience . . .
>
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