How much information am I required to give my employer?
I am currently working off the books for a small company located in a private home. I came in late this morning due to a personal appt which I notified my immediate supervisor about yesterday. The owner pitched a fit when he called this morning and I wasn't here. Since I am actively looking for a "real job" and may need to go in interviews during the day, how much information is he entitled to regarding my whereabouts? (Since school is starting next month I'll probably be using the "appointment with the financial/academic advisor" cover at some point.)
Asked By: Melissa K - 7/24/2008
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Your current job doesn't sound like a serious place, so just tell him basics. If you already notified your supervisor about your delay in advance that is all he needs to know.
Answered By: Greg C - 7/24/2008
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His expectation is that you be where he expects you to be within a certain schedule. His schedule, not yours. Bosses do tend to get pissy since most of them don't like suprises. He doesn't really give a rat's fanny where you are- he just knows where he wants you to be: at work. School stuff sounds reasonable, just... More
Answered By: geegee - 7/24/2008
Sounds af your boss could care less about where you are or what you are doing...as long as you are at work. If possible I would schedule your interviews aroung working hours if you can..just to avoid any problems/questions. As for an excuse a simple I have an appt should be fine.
Answered By: Christy SD Nurse - 7/24/2008
Just give the bare basics of where you are & why you will be late or leave early. Since you had already notified the supervisor that you'd be late; he/she should have passed that information on the the boss when your whereabouts came into question.
Answered By: squirrellymom2 - 7/24/2008
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