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    Hi there!

    Just started a new job and I have an assessment centre for a graduate role later this month

    However, ive been told its really difficult to get holidays during the training period (8weeks)

    Im wondering if I should ask or just ring in sick?

    if I was to ask for the holiday and they said no, I wouldn't be able to call in sick...

    Not sure what to do... any advice/thoughts would be appreciated
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    anyone?
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    Why do you just ask and explain that its for a graduate position and ask if you can make up the hours on other days?
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    (Original post by manny0121)
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    What is in it for your current employer? They are about to invest 8 weeks in training you and you are already asking for time off to look for another job? This is one case where telling the truth is almost certainly not the best policy, based on the limited information you've given above.
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    (Original post by Jackieox)
    Why do you just ask and explain that its for a graduate position and ask if you can make up the hours on other days?
    Not so simple! as Ive just started this role.. they training everybody, so If I was to be absent for one day I will fall behind etc;

    If I was to be honest and they said no ( which they most likely will ) It would be impossible to ring in sick =/ ... might even end up getting sacked
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    What is in it for your current employer? They are about to invest 8 weeks in training you and you are already asking for time off to look for another job? This is one case where telling the truth is almost certainly not the best policy, based on the limited information you've given above.
    Didn't expect to get this role, but took it to get some money in.

    Its in finance, something which I don't want to do long term.

    The graduate job starts in September so I will this job to keep me busy.

    Ive been applying for graduate jobs for 2months straight ... waited 4 weeks just to get an assessment date.

    As im currently on probation for 6 months, if I was to call in sick... could they sack me? thats my biggest worry =/
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    (Original post by manny0121)
    Didn't expect to get this role, but took it to get some money in.

    Its in finance, something which I don't want to do long term.

    The graduate job starts in September so I will this job to keep me busy.

    Ive been applying for graduate jobs for 2months straight ... waited 4 weeks just to get an assessment date.

    As im currently on probation for 6 months, if I was to call in sick... could they sack me? thats my biggest worry =/
    None of that is at all relevant to the company you are currently working for, except that they are investing a lot in training you and won't get any return because you are actively trying to leave already.

    If you find out they will fire you if you take leave, will it make a difference to your decision?

    Chances are they won't fire you, but I reiterate this is probably one of those rare occasions where the truth isn't the best course of action. There's much more chance they will fire you as a training risk, knowing you are going to leave so soon.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    None of that is at all relevant to the company you are currently working for, except that they are investing a lot in training you and won't get any return because you are actively trying to leave already.

    If you find out they will fire you if you take leave, will it make a difference to your decision?

    Chances are they won't fire you, but I reiterate this is probably one of those rare occasions where the truth isn't the best course of action. There's much more chance they will fire you as a training risk, knowing you are going to leave so soon.
    If they were to fire me, I wouldn't go to the assessment centre, will try to have it rearranged...

    but like I said I really want to go to the assesement centres as ive spent hours on applications+tests+video/phone interviews
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    (Original post by manny0121)
    If they were to fire me, I wouldn't go to the assessment centre, will try to have it rearranged...

    but like I said I really want to go to the assesement centres as ive spent hours on applications+tests+video/phone interviews
    Then your first option is to see if the Assessment centre can be rearranged to some date after your training is complete. If not, then you are just going to have to take a chance.
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    Pull a sickie, but don't tell anyone. They can't prove that you weren't sick
 
 
 
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