Long story short: Although I love my job, the rumors keep intensifying that they are going to be moving it to another state. As much as I'd like to keep the job, the reality is that if they ask me to relocate, I will have to take the severance instead. Recently there was a huge scare that they had finalized the plan, but it turns out that fell apart at the last minute. So we're back to the rumor mills churning.
I applied for three jobs at a nearby company that I *really* REALLY want to work at back in August. One job seemed tailor-made for my weird combination of skills, but they did not call me in, and the job just dropped off their website Friday.
A second job is a step up from my current position, and the third job *is* exactly what I do now. I have not gotten a call back on either of those two jobs either.
The worst part is that I'd applied there previously for a position, and I'd heard through a friend of a friend that they *wanted* me there, but they were waiting for an expansion (which is all the jobs that just got listed). I can't contact that person myself to see if they have any info on the current positions. So I really don't understand why I'm not getting any call backs for interviews.
The only thing my boss and I can figure (he's awesome and very supportive of me), is that, since we are in sort of related fields, there may be some sort of "gentleman's agreement" not to hire people from each other's companies. Which would triply suck.