Please don't fire me QUITE yet?
October 19, 2010 9:02 AM Subscribe
How can I minimize the risk of getting fired from my current job when the boss finds out I'm seeking employment somewhere else?
posted by anonymous to work & money (14 answers total)
I'm making a career change and giving up my totally unrelated consulting job to be a law enforcement officer. As part of the background investigation, the investigator needs to talk to my current employer. My employment with the police department won't start for several more months, yet the background investigation is going to start in the next couple of weeks.
Yes I DO want to go, but I'd rather not go until it's time for me to start with the PD. I guess the odds are they'll fire me on the spot, but I really would like to keep working until the new job starts.
My boss is a perfectly reasonable and nice person, but I don't have any idea how she/they will react about this. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to approach my boss with the info that a police investigator is going to be calling - in a way that may minimize my chances of getting canned and shown the door?