Boss Found Out I'm Looking For a Job, Am I Screwed?

Dear Experts, This is urgent! My boss just found out I'm looking for a new job. A colleague in the office (who I thought I could trust, how stupid of me!) told someone I was on an interview last week when I called in sick. That person told my boss. The colleague just let me know what happened but my boss hasn't said anything to me yet. Will he? What do I say when he asks? Can I get fired for this? At this point, I don't think I'm getting the other job and actually not sure I would want it if I did get it. So, how do I save my current job? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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