Technically, if you suddenly decide to take a day off, your manager is not allowed to ask you for the reason.
They do have to approve it, so there will always some sort of awkwardness.
Sometimes it a simple “my best friend is going to get married” or “family thing”.
But if you take a random day off every two weeks, things get suspicious.
Job hunting? Mistress? Seeing a shrink?
For me this occasion has always been to go to a job interview.
Sometimes I’d make up excuses, but as I said before, I am out of excuses
Other times I’d say the semi honest truth. “I really just need a day off”.
Once I did say “I am sorry, but you are actually not allowed to ask for the reason and I have my vacation rights”.
That didn’t improve the relationship between us much.
Many people choose to lead their life as anonymous as possible.
Once a friend and I wanted to join the new gym in town.
The way to access the gym was by scanning your fingerprint.
He quit before even starting; he didn’t want to show his identity.
Him being extremely paranoid made me laugh.
I have never talked much, but when I do, I’m an open book.
I have nothing to hide nor anything to be embarrassed about.
Because of people being so close minded or “funny” (in their own eyes) it’s not easy to talk about my OCD or my childhood trauma’s.
But still, every now and then, I’d give it a go.
Maybe my new employer has googled me and found my blog.
Maybe the colleagues are now discussing it over lunch.
Making fun even.
I truly hope not.
But I haven’t exactly tried to keep myself anonymous on this blog, now have I? 😉
Yet, if anyone finds the topics I discuss in my blog weird, they seriously need to get out of their “rainbows & unicorn” world and take a peek in real life.
How anonymous do you like to be?