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Old 05-24-2016, 12:58 PM   #25641
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Can you voluntarily vomit?
Or start to discuss your anäl fissure?

We have a thread about this where you can get medically accurate information care of Sir hustler Esq.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:35 PM   #25642
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:35 PM   #25643
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Or start to discuss your anäl fissure?

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It depends upon your arousal level and if you're Chinese.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:51 PM   #25644
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That's what I'm saying -- the department is so thin that any time off requests that aren't made weeks and weeks in advance tend to get a little more attention from the boss. I have 260+ PTO hours stored up, that's not a problem -- it's trying to avoid a situation where I have to look my boss in the eye and lie to him about why I need the time off.
So it's either:

1. Cancel the interview.
2. Lie to your boss.

You think my last company gave me advanced notice I was being laid off? Even though things like that are planned weeks/months in advance.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:08 PM   #25645
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Why not just work 7 hours and 1 hour vacation every day?
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:09 PM   #25646
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Nobody at the office gave me any **** when I sent several emails to the VP (my boss) at 12:30 am, 1:45 am, and 4:15 am last Thursday saying that I was going to the hospital, at the hospital, and heading into surgery, respectively.

You just need to take the whole rest of the week off as well, and, optionally, slash some holes in your abdomen with a sharp knife and then patch them up. Your boss won't know whether the incisions were performed before or after the interview.

I recommend 3M "Steri-Strip" reinforced skin closures, followed by Nexcare brand waterproof transparent dressings with some store-brand gauze padding underneath. Don't forget the iodine-based surgical prep disinfectant (before cutting) and antibiotic ointment (after closure).
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:33 PM   #25647
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However, If you apply that blindly I'll laugh at you. A lot.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:45 PM   #25648
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It's really quite simple, you say "I have an appointment and need to be out for 4 hours this afternoon". If he asks for details you decline to give them, if he continues the you say that they are none of his business. He can draw whatever inferences he likes from that, but if you're out interviewing then you're pretty far down the path of planning to leave so it's not likely that it's going to have any significant impact on your life.

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I'm a fan of "It's personal"
And, if they ask:
"- if I was comfortable talking about it I would give details, but I am not."
If they ask "are you going to an interview?"
- "Again, it's personal. This isn't 20 questions. With all due respect, I'd rather not talk specifics at this time"
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I think that's the right tact. My situation here isn't terrible and I'm not looking to burn any bridges. I'm just going to make a point of saying that I'm sorry for the short notice but it's a personal appointment that can't be rescheduled. If he needs more information than that, oh well.


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Old 05-24-2016, 05:27 PM   #25651
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Take the whole day off. You have an appointment for a colonoscopy because of blood in your stool. There is a history of colon cancer in your family. Don't come back to work that day, either. Nobody comes back that same day. It is a common thing and should shut him up.

Or, tell him you are having difficulty urinating sometimes and have a doctor's appointment if you don't want to take the whole day.
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Take the whole day off. You have an appointment for a colonoscopy because of blood in your stool. There is a history of colon cancer in your family. Don't come back to work that day, either. Nobody comes back that same day. It is a common thing and should shut him up.
^ This is the best advice.

Doctor's appointments happen on short notice, and managers are *extremely* hesitant to inquire as to specifics, as this gets into murky territory as far as HR and discrimination laws are concerned. (Speaking as a manager, here.)
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Personally, I would avoid making it a direct lie, if only because the more complicated you make it the harder it is to keep it straight. "I have to go to an appointment" is short, simple, true, non-specific, and gives him all of the information that he needs or is entitled to know.

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Still not sure how I'd answer if he asks me directly whether I'm interviewing.
Tell him it's a possible medical issue. Asking ANY questions past that point is highly illegal.
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See? Änal fissure is always the answer, nobody wants to talk about butt stuff.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #25656
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Personally, I would avoid making it a direct lie, if only because the more complicated you make it the harder it is to keep it straight. "I have to go to an appointment" is short, simple, true, non-specific, and gives him all of the information that he needs or is entitled to know.

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Nah, hence the doctor thing.

HIPA won't allow them ask or force you to disclose, and if you feel the need you can say, "One off thing everything is fine."

Or that you're having your yearly, covered Physical.
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Among those of us who travel by air at least once (round-trip) per year, odds are that by age 40 we have traveled on the same airplane as a cargo of frozen horse semen at least once.
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Your plumbing burst and you had to make an emergency repair. Unpredictable, short notice, extreme emergency that only took half a day to fix.

Or, doesn't anyone get food poisoning anymore? I ate something a few months ago that made my face turn pale white, and I had to hang by a bathroom for most of the day.

You're welcome to use either of those ideas.
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