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    So, I'm currently on a ten week placement, and need to take a day off to attend an interview in the next week or so. They asked at the beginning if I would need any days off, and I said no. I am entitled to five unpaid days off during the placement.

    The problem is that I have been paid for the entirety of the internship (pay is in the middle of the month) Will it just be a matter of me repaying one days salary back to the organisation?

    I should add that I'm not looking to get any kind of full time position at the firm/placement ends in three weeks.
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    you cvould ask your line manager ... if you are any good they may even 'forget' to tell payroll
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    you cvould ask your line manager ... if you are any good they may even 'forget' to tell payroll
    It's quite a small organisation <150 people, so my line manager is likely to just refer me to HR. I can't imagine taking the day off, without HR knowing. I'm also not entirely sure if I want my line manager to know that I'm going away for an interview!

    I'm more curious to know if being paid already complicates the matter/will make them annoyed. The interview is fairly short notice, so there's not much I can do.
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    I am sure things like this happen to them.

    One option is to try and make up the time over the rest of your placement. See if they are open to that. That's probably easier for them than trying to reclaim a day's pay from you (which I would doubt they would do anyway).

    If they haven't paid you for the 5 days annual leave, then you'd be entitled to take it anyway.


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    Noone on TSR will be able to give you a definite answer on this. Only you know your organisation and whether they would miss the £20-£100 already paid to you (not sure what your daily rate is). *If you received a salary (instead of an hourly rate), your 'employer' may not ask for it back, provided you get all your work done anyway.
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    (Original post by erj2018)
    It's quite a small organisation <150 people, so my line manager is likely to just refer me to HR. I can't imagine taking the day off, without HR knowing. I'm also not entirely sure if I want my line manager to know that I'm going away for an interview!

    I'm more curious to know if being paid already complicates the matter/will make them annoyed. The interview is fairly short notice, so there's not much I can do.
    No, your line manager is the person who authorises your leave requests; or perhaps every employer i've had from two blokes in a shed through to thousands of employees private sector or public is talking out of their bottoms
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    Unrelated, but I thought it made sense to ask here, instead of making a new thread.

    If you're applying for a job that is only asking for your CV, is there any need to also provide a cover letter?
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    (Original post by erj2018)
    Unrelated, but I thought it made sense to ask here, instead of making a new thread.

    If you're applying for a job that is only asking for your CV, is there any need to also provide a cover letter?
    Yes. Making an application by CV means 'by CV with a covering letter' unless they specifically say not to send a covering letter. It's a bit like wearing a suit to interview, it means suit and tie, unless they say open collar is OK.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Yes. Making an application by CV means 'by CV with a covering letter' unless they specifically say not to send a covering letter. It's a bit like wearing a suit to interview, it means suit and tie, unless they say open collar is OK.
    Ah interesting, thank you.
 
 
 
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