Got hired by my current boss about a year ago, i have an oppotunitty in another department which is mine if i can get his blessing to move. He is currently doing interviews to add another person to our current team(same position as mine), so if i did move he could probably just hire two at the same time(one backfill for me, and one based on original request)
One caveat, when interviewing he said that if he hired me he expected me to stay for two years, and i agreed. so I guess i'd be asking him to let me go either way.
to be honest, he could hire two people for the price of one of me and get almost double the output. Also, this new opportunitty is an advancement for me. so if i ask him and he says no, then it would be as if he is going to hurt my career progression.
Is having him talk with the potential future manager a good idea? I don't believe my current boss really likes the idea of collaborating with the other team, so that might turn out bad, but on the other hand working with my old bosses team in the future will also be critical to both of our success.
Edit: The two year commitment was an informal agreement between me and him. Our company does have a "general" policy that you need to be in a role for one year and have your boss approve before you can transfer. I think i will just ask him if he'd generally be supportive if i wanted to apply to an internal opportunity that was good for both the company and my career. I honestly don't see him saying no. Although I kinda know he won't want to.