I’m on 6 month contract ending at the end of Oct. I’ve enjoyed my time there but for multiple reasons (distance, working hours and company culture etc.) I started looking for new roles.
I took 3 days off to interview at a new company and told boss I was very unwell. Upon returning to work, my boss said he’d been informed that I’m actively looking for jobs and that I should tell him now if I am leaving because he doesn’t want me working on new projects if I’m leaving. He also questioned why I would lie about being sick.
At this point I hadn’t been made an offer and didn’t think I was likely to. I didn’t want to shoot myself in the foot and cut all ties at my current role as he can react very nastily, so I told my boss I would like to stay.
Today I received the offer for the job I interviewed for and I intend on taking it. Now I feel guilty that I had the opportunity to tell my boss when asked, and I’m unsure the best way to approach the situation without looking like a complete liar.
I plan on telling him as soon as possible, any advice?