Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences

Subject: Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences
From: DoughtyTechWriter Mordant <doughtytechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TechWhirl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:29:22 -0700 (PDT)

Oh, God, Suzette has nailed me to the wall. Well, I hadn't thought that far, but I guess  I was thinking of mostly scheduling things very early or very late, and taking personal time. It's just that, if you change your pattern of b edhavior, which is what I will be doing, I don't want to be caught dumbstruck if someone innocently asks me what's up. I do feel the need of a story. Doughty, REALLY clutching his pearls now



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From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: DoughtyTechWriter Mordant <doughtytechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Cc: "TechWhirl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences


And I wonder if I need to point out that by asking that question here, which has an rssfeed to some websites, you've just kind of announced that you're willing to be deceptive.  That isn't (IMO) a good start to a new job search.

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.
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>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.
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>Doughty, now reporting to someone I could have sired/given birth to, who has no tech comm experience . . .
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