Career Prep: Be Honest About Personal Day Use?

Career Prep: Be Honest About Personal Day Use?
Job search takes practice – just like studying for the SAT. That’s why we came up with daily Career Prep questions to help you “study” for your job search! Here’s today’s question: Mary’s friends are planning an incredible long weekend getaway at a lake house. All the friends going have the Friday off from work – except Mary, who started a new job recently and doesn't have any vacation time. Her office does give her five personal days to use as she sees fit. However, she was told those should be used for emergencies, sickness, and other unexpected time off needs. [poll id="66"] Image Credit: Shutterstock
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There you are: sitting on the beach, covered in sunscreen, reading your favorite book, drinking your favorite drink under the cool shade of an umbrella. Life doesn't get any better than this. Suddenly, a door slams, a phone rings, a printer turns on. You jolt back into consciousness. You're at work, sitting in your cubicle, without even a hint of sunshine streaming in from outside.

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