I currently work remotely for an international company.
A clause in its contract states that I should not have any other job.
But now I was just called to assume a civil service position I applied to a long time ago, and, even though it's not mandatory, I would like to try it out for just a month or two so I can decide which one I prefer. At the end of such period I would decide which one to quit. But if I do, I'm violating the clause of my current contract.
So I'm at a loss. What are reasonable courses of action here? I'm afraid that if I tell my hesitation to my boss or HR I'll just be fired.
Additional context (please comment if more is needed):
In my country, civil service does allow one to have other jobs. (In response to comments, I have double-checked this.)
If I take the civil service, then my name will appear in a publication of my country's official journal. Although my company would hardly even know about that journal's existence, it will be easy to find it if they put my name in a search engine.
Civil service job is purely bureaucratic, a real no-brainer, so it shouldn't interfere with my current job in the short run (as I said, I'd only like to try it for a month or two maximally and then decide which one to quit).
The services executed in each job bear no connection whatsoever (so no competition or interest conflict etc.).
Both are full-time positions.
Though I like my current job, it is quite demanding some times, so that is why I'm considering the civil one. Gregory Currie got it right:
Some people actually just want a 9-5 job that is simple and puts food on the table. So while a bureaucratic may be boring for some people, the simplicity is a boon for others.
and since that is civil service I can't just be fired without a very good reason, so it also brings me stability.