Did I handle this properly?
April 8, 2008 10:54 PM Subscribe
New Job Etiquette: Did I do the right thing?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total)
I am a university student and have just landed my dream summer job. I am thrilled and I start on the 28th.
Being an 8:30 am - 4:30 pm job, however, means that I will need time off in a few months to attend a court date. I have to fight a traffic ticket (if it's at all relevant, I am 100% sure the police officer made a mistake and pulled me over for speeding, when it was someone else).
I was notified that I got the job yesterday. I will be communicating with my boss via e-mail for the next few days, to set up training dates and my contract, etc.
I e-mailed her this evening to inform her about the court date. I told her I did not want to ask for time off as I had just got the job, but I felt it was necessary to give her as much notice as possible (the job is very schedule-sensitive).
Did I do this right? Should I have waited until I started? Should I have told her in person? I am afraid I may have made a bad impression. If I did make a mistake, is there any way I can remedy that? This job is really important to me, and I want to make my boss glad she hired me.
Thanks for any feedback or advice.
(anonymous because of current co-workers that read the site)