I have been at my full time 9 to 5 job for about two years now, and am doing well here. My bosses are very appreciative of the work I do, and I even recently got a promotion. The problem is that I'm kind of tight on money lately, and would like a second (part-time) job.
I found a waitressing job that would let me work nights and weekends, so it wouldn't interfere with my day job. I even asked HR if this would be okay, and they said they have no problem with it. However, the manager of the restaurant wants me to do a few training shifts, and they would each start between 2PM and 3:45PM. This would only be 3-4 days, just for training purposes, and after that I would only work nights and weekends, like I asked for.
I am all out of vacation time for 2016, but would like to get this training out of the way sooner than later. Is there any way I can ask my boss to leave early 2 or 3 days one week? (we normally leave the office around 4:15). If it was just one day, it wouldn't be a problem as I could say I had a doctors appointment or something like that (my boss is very flexible). But a few days in a week is suspicious and I would have to be honest with the reason for me leaving early.
How should I approach my boss about getting this time off? I don't want to lie.