Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences

Subject: Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:35:33 -0400

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 6:17 AM, <jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com> wrote:
> Has anyone ever had any luck outright telling an employer, when pushed, that
> they're speaking to other organizations?
>
> Personally, I can't see such a strategy ever going well, but it'd be
> interesting to hear if this has ever prompted renegotiations.

I tend to just say that I need some time off. No further explanation.
Sometimes I just say "I need a mental health day." or "I need a day
to play hookey."

When I was working for a company that had laid me off and then rehired
me as a part time worker, I did indeed tell my manager that I was not
available to come in for a meeting because I had a job interview that
day. I figured it couldn't hurt, and in fact it did end up getting my
hours bumped by one more day a week (which at the time was a
significant help to my budget!). I really wanted to stay there, and
they really wanted to keep me, so I figured it couldn't hurt to tell
my boss that hey, someone else wants me too. (Just in case anyone is
curious, that company ended up going under, so no, they never did hire
me back full-time).


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References:
Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences: From: DoughtyTechWriter Mordant
Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences: From: DoughtyTechWriter Mordant
Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Cover Stories for Job-Hunting Absences: From: jimmy

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