I currently have a full-time job as a software engineer. I would like to apply for a part-time job with another company, where I would do analytics & marketing.
In the contract and the rules I signed for the full-time job, it says that I have to ask my employer for permission if the job I aim to do for the other company (or on my own) is related to the jobs that the company does. However, I checked - the company I'm currently employed in full-time doesn't have analytics & marketing listed as one of their work areas.
So, technically, I don't have to tell my full-time employer that I'm working this part-time job, right? I mean, the contract doesn't oblige me to.
The thing that bothers me is that I'm on a probationary period on the full-time job. I have a sense that it's too early for me to tell my full-time employer "Hey, I was thinking of working part-time for another company", because at this point they have the leverage. However, if I don't tell them that I have a part-time job, they won't know, and if I start noticing that my full-time employer is unsatisfied with my performance, I can quit my part-time job. Even in the case if my full-time employer does discover that I was working part-time, I can just say something along the lines of "Yeah, I was, but I read the contract and because those were different jobs I didn't feel the need to tell you. Sorry about that."
I think this is my best way of progressing right now. Could this somehow backfire? I'm trying to rule out the worst-case scenario here, so that I'm ready for it.