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Can your boss refuse you permission to go to a job interview in work hours?

How would you do it? Play sick, take leave? Or just tell the truth? I intend on telling the truth - if i get that interview! Just scared they might stop me from going. 37 mths ago - -22 min left to vote.

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They can't stop you from going; but you might have to take leave for it. Don't be dishonest about it- inform them; they might end up making you a better offer.

37 mths ago

well, what you do when you take leave is up to you, that is also the best way to do it, take 1/2 day off. i would advise not to let your boss know that you are going for a job interview unless that is your intention. it is always best to get the other job before letting someone at work know that you want to go, regardless of the reason. they can make it miserable for you at work.

37 mths ago

I would not let him know that you are going for an interview. I would also take half or a day's leave. It's worth it. You can tell him afterwards, if things went well. They are going to phone him for a reference.

37 mths ago

Play sick, take leave but do not tell the truth. If you tell the truth and fail the interview I will describe you as a worthless piece of second-hand furniture that nobody wants to make use of. If the interview is within your Enterprise, yes, you can tell the truth because it is part of the company's growth/promotion policy. Always remember that being called for an interview does not imply that you got the job as yet.

37 mths ago

Use your own personal leave and go for the interview. Dont inform him. If you dont get the job, he wont be any wiser of your intent to leave...

37 mths ago

I`d go with Jan`s answer...let`s say u dont get it and u`ve told ur boss....how stable do you think ur position will be after that? Whatever you decide i wish you the best of luck and that u`ll get it ;p

37 mths ago

Of course your boss can refuse to give you permission to go for another job interview while paying you a salary to do your work during working hours. Rather go in your lunch hour, or ask your boss if you can have lunch at another hour. What if you don't get the job and your current boss knows about your interview going south? You will be at his beg and call for ever!

37 mths ago

During work hours? That's very inappropriate.

37 mths ago

Don't tell him, rather take the afternoon off or the morning , depends when it is or even a day off. Some people can make your life a living hell. Don't tell him until you have got the job offer in black and white.

37 mths ago

No boss in their right mind would give you time off to go for a job interview with another company. You should use your lunch hour (although that would probable not be enough time) or take leave. However, a boss does not have to approve your leave if you haven’t given the appropriate notice and if it is an inconvenient time for the company. Telling the truth depends on your boss, however taking sick leave when you are not sick is immoral (Lead South Africa – does not approve of this behaviour), and you could lose you job if found out, and you may not get the new job (also a new employer may not like the idea that you have abused sick leave, even if it is to attend their interview). If you can not attend an interview during your normal working hours ask the new company for an interview either before or after work.

37 mths ago

Jojo, go with Jan.

37 mths ago

Yes he can. It's better to go in your own time and to not let your boss know that you are attending interviews. That's lik shitting on your own doorstep.

37 mths ago

Don't lie and don't say anything. Cover yourself by either putting in a days or 1/2 day leave. That way you're not "stealing" your current company's time. Agree, they can make it miserable for you at work, knowing you're looking for other work...Good luck with the interview.

37 mths ago

Yes I would if I was your boss and I would have answered along the lines Samantha did.

37 mths ago

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