"I agree. And as Steve said, I would certainly plan ahead next time you're in this situation. You're possibly burning bridges if this current job finds out you called in sick but were at a job interview if you DON'T get the new…"
"Sudden deadlines are part of any business, that is a given. But when something is important and you have time to plan, it is best to do so. Then when something pops up, you have made plans to account for any potential risk to your plan.It isn't…"
I've had jobs, and still have one, where I have no idea what's going to happen when I get in every morning; pulled into meetings, sudden deadlines, etc etc. Part of the business.
If I had set aside a day three weeks in…"
"Definitely take the interview. Don't lie if you don't have to, though. Just take a vacation day. Or, tell them you've had an obligation come up and you'll be in late or leave early (depending on what time). Don't answer…"
"Take a couple classes until you are ready to fully commit yourself. Don't take the spot from someone that is ready. Don't waste your time with going through the motions online, it isn't the same, not remotely. I took one of my classes…"