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The wife is near due date and can have the baby any day. That's the only reason, besides the one mentioned above, that I can think of. I'm a labor coach. If mama just has information, I have her text. If it is an immediate need, call me. It would depend on the length of the interview and the travel distance, whether I would silence my phone or not. But I would explain before the interview.

"My wife is due any day and showing early labor symptoms before I left home. I hope you don't mind if I leave my phone on in case she needs me right away?" Well... Something like that, but only say it if it's true!

just joe

Ha -- great answer! Agreed, that would be another very valid reason. Although it does start to overlap with some other considerations. For instance, if this is a first interview, how many personal details do you want to share?


I have been in an interview before where I needed to look up a phone number on my phone and needed to get out my phone, also. The interviewer was just fine with this, and I did get the job, also.

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