I have been applying for positions in another state and have a few interviews lined up and am planning to travel there and interview in the next 3 weeks and relocate if the interviews go well.
The only problem is that at the same time as when I was applying to out-of-state positions, I had asked my current boss about possible promotion.
I inquired at my current job about 2 weeks ago, before I had any interviews lined up. He pulled me into his office today and talked to me about how he would like give me the position, granted it clears senior management. I told him I was interested because the positions I’m interviewing for are not definite.
I would much rather take the position out-of-state if offered because of opportunity in that state are greater and better pay, but I don’t want to end up burning any bridges in the process at my current job. What would be the proper protocol for handling this situation?
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