I was recently interviewed for a position in another community. My PD did not know I was looking around at the time of the interview. During the interview, it came out that the individual I spoke to is a friend of the PD - unbeknownst to me. Today, two weeks after the interview, my PD took me aside to let me know that this person called her to talk about me and my suitability for the position. At the time of the interview, I was not asked to authorize contact with my boss, and if it had been asked, I would have asked that they not contact the PD, as I'm not stupid and did not want to make myself vulnerable. I've been in the position of interviewee on numerous occasions as well as on the other side part of an interviewing panel and I've never seen things done this way. Was what this person did inappropriate enough that I should take myself out of the running for the position (if indeed I am selected to move forward for another round of interviews)? To me, what was done is borderline unethical as it puts me in a compromised position, and I'd question my ability to work under someone who'd do such a thing. No doubt there was no malice intended, but it just strikes me as wrong. Thoughts?