Interviews On Day Off Work!

@gudheart (12804)
April 25, 2016 7:03am CST
I recently applied for a different role in my finance department and I heard through the grapevine that they are holding interviews this week. I booked a lot of days off work this week and did so a month in advance before I applied for the job. I am really hoping they don't ask me to come in TUE, WED OR FRIDAY this week for an interview as I have those days booked off already! What would you say in such a situation? Would you just come in for the interview and accept it despite it being a holiday booked off, or would you ask them if they could reschedule it as you have holiday plans booked? I am thinking if they do say come to an interview on my day off I am just going to have to come in :(
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@marlina (60858)
• Canada
25 Apr 16
I would go in if I really wanted that position.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
True. Not sure if I really want it to be honest. I thought I would go for and see what happens but I don't really really need it or want it. I will still go in for it.
@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Apr 16
I think it depends on how much you want the job. I would go in for the interview.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
Yep. I got a call before saying interview on Wednesday!! knew it would happen on my day off.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Apr 16
@gudheart Always the way lol, good luck on that interview.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 Thanks. It is a long one. 9am-12pm! assessment group interview, then role play, then two separate interviews!! hate interviews LOL
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@JudyEv (97133)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 16
I think probably it would be wise to go in for the interview if you're asked. They might question your attitude otherwise.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
I was thinking that. You are right.
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@sunrisefan (16607)
• Philippines
25 Apr 16
You're the one applying for the job and it might be a minus factor if you asked for re-scheduling. It should be at their convenience, not yours.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
Yea, I was thinking that. Just annoying as I booked these days off in advance for a reason.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
25 Apr 16
Since you want the position very much, you have to come in when they want you to come in! It is different if they want you to transfer instead of you requesting for the transfer.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
Just got a call now saying come in Wed for the interview!! Ahhhh lol of course I said yes but that is my day off plans gone.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
25 Apr 16
@gudheart If you can get it, that will be good. You just need to go there for an hour or so, and the rest of the day is yours.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
@scheng1 You are right. I need to be positive
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@rina110383 (21957)
25 Apr 16
If I have holiday plans for those days, I'd ask the interviewer if he/she could reschedule it. If the interview can't be rescheduled, then I have to weigh my options. If I really like the job and I have a high chance of being hired for the position, then I'll attend the interview. Otherwise, no.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
I think I will just attend it even if it lands on my day off and ask my manager if they can possibly authorise the next day off....doubt they can though.
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@ida123 (6284)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Apr 16
You have to go for that interview if you really want that job.
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@gudheart (12804)
25 Apr 16
Yep, you are right. If I really want it I should just go. Just annoying if it lands on my planned days off.
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@Corbin5 (78932)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I would go in for the interview so that they knew you were serious about this job.
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@mom210 (5800)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Apr 16
I would show them how important the job was and go in when they told me to.