I've just started at a new position, but have an interview for another job coming up.
I realize that people often recommend claiming a doctor's appointment in order to attend an interview, but I'm in a situation where it seems like being honest might be preferable, I'm just wondering how the various factors should weigh into my decision.
- My current position is a short term contract for 3 months, so they presumably expect me to be looking for a new position, if not quite this early
- I applied for both positions around the same time, but one was a position in a government department and the wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly. I didn't seek out this position while at my current job.
- I'm employed on a casual basis, so only get paid for each hour worked, no paid sick leave (I'm in Australia so this is not as standard as it may be elsewhere)
Does the context override the usual rule of not letting your employer know you're looking for work elsewhere? Or should I go with the typical excuse of a doctor's appointment?