My wife and I recently changed towns and had to switch jobs also. I'm currently searching for a job while my wife was hired at a company and is currently undergoing her probation period.
We work in the same line of business as my wife and her company just invited me for an interview. But the thing is... I don't want to work with my wife because it will be awkward for us and for our colleagues. Don't want to go into the details but it suffices to say that I've been in this situation before and just don't want to repeat it again.
But I don't know how to refuse the interview without posing my wife at risk during her probation period. There will be absolutely no reason to refuse the job (company is OK, pay is good, it's close to home, benefits etc) so my refusal won't make sense to them.
How do you handle such a situation? How to gracefully decline an interview when a family member already works for the company and you don't want to affect his/her position?