I recently discovered that honesty is not always the best policy when job hunting. It seems no one wants to hire somebody, regardless of qualifications or how crappy the job is, that may only be there for six months (I moved to Knoxville in January and should start Veterinary School in August). So I started leaving that little detail out at the interviews. Well, I finally landed a job at Sears Automotive selling tires and such. Not a great job, but it'll do until vet school starts. Everybody there seems pretty cool. Now my dilemma: I just recieved notification of my vet school interview which will be Monday March 20. I'd rather not just call in sick and screw over one of my co-workers at the last minute, so I need to go ahead and ask off. I could probably come up with some bull**** story, but I hate to lie (not telling the whole truth is different ). So the question, should I go on living the lie and dig in a little deeper or just tell them why I need the day off. In a perfect world I'd prefer to just come clean now that I've been there a little while and started to make friends, but I don't want to go back to job hunting either. I've only been at Sears for 2 weeks now, just long enough to complete the training. Just to put it into perspective, if it came down to it I would quit this job to go to the interview.