I normally find that people wanting to switch jobs are open to scheduling interviews that suit the interviewer and not necessarily themselves.

This week I came across a candidate working in a 24/7 on-call environment who was really struggling to attend the days and times I'd been provided. Luckily he did manage to swap his shift with a colleague, but it got me thinking about the right and wrong way to sneak off from work to attend an interview.

What are the excuses you use to attend interviews during work hours? Has anyone actually used the half-eaten sandwich trick?