I went through my site statistics and found some interesting questions that were typed into Google and led people to Productivity501. Over the next few fridays I’m going to attempt to answer some of these questions.
Should you call your boss if you are going to be absent?
Yes. I can’t think of any reason you shouldn’t call and let your boss know that you are going to be absent. It doesn’t matter if you are sick or have some type of personal issue you need to tend to. Simply not showing up is one of the worst things you can do.
Even if you don’t feel your current job is where you want to work, you should still approach it professionally. Treat your boss with the same courtesy that you would want to be treated with if you were in his place. You never know how people are connected. The boss that you don’t call today when you are absent may turn out to be a close friend of the boss who runs the company where you really want to get a job.
It is not uncommon for prospective employers to call up their friends to check out potential hires. You don’t want to miss out on your dream job because you decided a previous employer wasn’t important enough to warrant a telephone call when you were sick.