I’m unhappy with my current job and started looking for a new one. One of the places I had a phone interview with contacted my current job and told them that I was actively looking for another job, even though I told them not to contact my current job for a reference at this time. Now my current job is making me list my own position because they know I’m actively seeking other employment and they said they don’t want to be left in the dark. When they asked me about it I told them the interview was over 2 months ago and I hadn’t had an interview in awhile. I’m confused why the other place would contact my current place of employment and tell them I was searching for other employment? Is this a common practice? Even if they did offer me a job at this point, I sure wouldn’t go work for them. Being the HR Manager at my current position, now I’ll have interview candidates for my own position!