A reader question:
I manage field sales reps. I flew in for a scheduled “field ride” with an employee and upon arrival she let me know that she had a “doctor’s appointment” and wouldn’t be available for the field ride.
I sat around the city all day long until meeting the employee for dinner at 6:00 that night, then I caught a flight that next morning. I never questioned the whereabouts or the all-day doctor appointment (maybe it is something serious, who knows?). Instincts tell me that the employee didn’t have a “doctor’s appointment” and is either working an additional job or has an interview with another company. Does that employee have to take an official day off?
To read my answer, click here: I Was Ditched for a Doctor’s Appointment