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AIBU to go for this job?

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Crisscrosscranky Thu 07-Jul-16 21:07:08

I've been invited for an interview next Wednesday. The job is very similar to the one I do now - same money but much closer to home so would save me over an hour each day commuting. I think I have a good chance at being successful based on what they want and what I've got.

It's a large department and my step-MIL works there (in what would be a much lower position). Her and FIL are currently in process of separating and when they do we will have NC with step-MIL (she's been a cow toward by DH since he was a kid). She has an issue I've applied for the job and even more-so that I've been shortlisted (I haven't actually told her - she told FIL including telling him how much I earn from my application form who told my DH as she has access to the information breach of data protection.

An opportunity for a job that pays the same as I currently earn so close to home is unlikely to come again for years (I've been waiting 2 years for a job at this particular place to come up!). I don't particularly care about the split or how she feels she cheated but DH thinks it will make things messy and awkward. I think I'm perfectly capable of being professional at work and if she feels awkward it's not my problem.

WIBU to still go for the interview?

almostthirty Thu 07-Jul-16 21:10:40

Go for it. You can't put life on hold for someone else. Good luck!

monkeysox Thu 07-Jul-16 21:19:16

Go for it

MsVestibule Thu 07-Jul-16 21:21:20

Go for it, get the job, then get get her sacked over the data protection breach.

MoonlightandMusic Thu 07-Jul-16 21:42:21

What MsVestibule said.

Best of luck for the interview.

throwingpebbles Thu 07-Jul-16 21:51:45

go for it. my only worry would be that she would try and make life difficult for you, but assuming your roles are not going to have much cross over then I am sure that can be managed.

I would be wanting HR to be aware of her breach (post job-offer) because I would be worried she might do the same again!

good luck

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 07-Jul-16 21:57:39

Yes what MsVestibule says.

scarlets Thu 07-Jul-16 21:59:34

Agree with the others. Good luck.

ABloodyDifficultWoman Thu 07-Jul-16 22:03:17

Her breach of the DPA is fucking outrageous and I do hope you'll find a way to inform her employers of that whatever the outcome of your application.
Good luck if you do decide to go for it!

redexpat Thu 07-Jul-16 22:31:50

It is great that you can keep things professional. Can the same be said of you stbx step mil?

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