I am scheduled in a few weeks to have an interview with another department within my organization (internal position). As per our company employee guidelines, it specifically states that one is to notify their supervisor or manager once they are applying for another position internally. So at this point both my manager and the hiring manager of the other department are aware I will be interviewing.
A week and a half after I interview is when I will be taking an eight day vacation that was planned many months ago, with all plane tickets and hotels already paid for. My question is, IF the other department makes the decision they want to hire me while I am on my vacation, what do you think would happen? I would still be available to be contacted via phone and e-mail. Should I just not take this vacation at all and lose the money, just so that I would be ready to transition at moments notice instead of waiting until I come back from vacation? I have never applied for an internal job position before, always interviewed for completely different companies externally, so am unfamiliar with how these things go.
Any insights would be appreciated, thank you.