Pursuing another fire department--need help
I am in a difficult situation and need some insight!
I currently work for a small department that does not share the same values that I do. I have only been working here for 9 months and I am still a probationary employee. As it was explained to me I can be fired for any reason.
In the last 3 months I have applied to a few departments, one being my dream department. I got a call recently after taking the written and physical test which I scored very well. The department wants to schedule an interview with my current shift captain.
I have not told my current employer anything. For one reason, these hiring processes are very competitive and I may not even get an offer for a very long time. This is a very sticky situation. If I tell my captain and don't get the job... I may be in poor standing with my current dept.
Is this common? I am not sure what to do... How do you tell your fire department to be prepared for another department wanting to interview them?