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How to tell your boss things they don't want to hear?

by pj67oldskool
(London)

pj67oldskool

pj67oldskool

Dear Dr. Julia,
I'm starting work next week & need some advice on how to tell my boss that on the first I'll be four hours late due to doing some work with my old company & the second day I won't be in at all! How do I tell them without getting the boot???

See also Dr. Julia's Top Ten To Don'ts for the First Day of a New Job.

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GEEZE
by: Anonymous

You call them or him or her up and say, I need some advice from you sir or madam. I must finish up some work with my now previous employer since you were gracious enough to make that happen for me. And I have further obligation which will cause me to miss my second day of work with you my new company. Here is what I would like you to help me with, sir or madam. Should I perhaps simply take this entire week off and finish all prior business, or should I work a half day with you on the first day, miss the second day and then begin full time on the third day?

Let them make the choice. Because if you "TELL" them as you have questioned here; YES YOU WILL GET FIRED FOR BEING IRRESPONSIBLE AND YES STUPID!
That said, if you show some intelligence and cooth; you will keep your job and perhaps pick up a few days off in the process, versus enough time to go and find another new job.

Toodles,

Mad Cap Harry

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The Boot Can Hurt
by: Lora

Dear pj67oldskool (I apologize if I mispronounced your name, but you must admit, it is odd!)

Although Mad Cap Harry seems a little scary, his advice was pretty darn good.

I am going to rush your question to Dr. Julia, as I notice that you are sort of pressed for time - starting next week and all.

Dr. J is out of town presently. She's really in the next room with the door closed, but she thinks "out of town" sounds more impressive.

It's along the same line as "Dr. Julia is out to lunch." That essentially means that she is, well, basically goofing off right now.

Then we have the classic "gone fishing" sign that Dr. J hangs from her door. That means that she has indeed gone fishing.

Any way, I sympathize with you and your fear of the boot. I have more than once ducked it myself!

Lora (assistant to Dr. Julia Chicken)




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What Size Boots Do You Like?
by: Dr. Julia

Dear Pj,

I gather from the photo that you provided that your new employer has connections with the mob. If that is indeed the case, the boot you receive may very well be made of cement.

Have you noticed the use of terms such as "up the river", "taking him for a drive", "you dirty rat", or "Mugsy"?

I would wager that you will hear such things if you request time off from this new job before you even start!

If I were you, Pj, I would do my best to do what was initially agreed upon. Only if it is of dire importance should you do otherwise.

I also compiled a First Day New Job To Don't List for you. Take a look!

Good luck!

Dr. Julia Chicken




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