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Career Clinic: My interfering boss is making it impossible for me to find a new job

Author: Legal Week |

08 Jul 2010 | 00:00

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"I am a junior associate at a large firm where I have been since qualification. I am now looking to move jobs, and in particular am hoping to get a new role in a different city. Now that the economy is slowly starting to recover I am seeing some suitable roles begin to appear.

"My problem is that my supervising partner is incredibly nosy when it comes to my life outside of work. Whenever I request a day off he always asks where I am going and what I am planning to do. Usually I don't mind discussing my plans as in the past I have had nothing to hide. However, the situation is going to become rather more difficult when I come to book time off to attend interviews.

"I realise I am probably going to have to tell some white lies, the difficulty will be trying to think of convincing reasons why I need the odd weekday off now and again. Has anybody had a similar problem to this? Does anyone have some good cover stories?"

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