I want to ask someone at my company, e.g. a manager, about using samples of work in a professional portfolio because I'm starting to look for a job change, but I don't want to let on that I'm looking elsewhere. I want to make sure I'm not breaching any company policies by posting examples of my work online.
I have looked on our company's internal servers but couldn't find any relevant info - I can keep looking but I suspect someone may just know the answer. Even if I ask them to be discreet I feel like it'll slip out somehow. Or if I ask the question plain and simple, it'll be implicitly obvious why I'm asking.
The reason I don't want my current employer to know is that they will probably start looking for my replacement, and I don't want this to happen until I've secured another job.
Or, am I being overly paranoid?