[TX] Posted here before about my current workplace and was advised to start looking for a job elsewhere, so I did.
I work at a company that is really unethical and they also cut my yearly income from $50k to less then half of that. I own a house, a car, etc. and this new decrease in income was making a huge dent in my savings. They have a non-compete (which is unfortunately very enforceable) so I'm limited in where I can work that does similar kind of work.
Anyway, I applied at a place and got an interview. The interview went amazingly, they told me they couldn't wait to have me on board, gave me a tour of the facility (which is out of the ordinary since the work we do is quite secretive) and introduced me to all the staff.
I was told I'd be on with them asap, I just needed to speak to my point of contact who had arranged the interview to sort out my training etc. Every time I tried to speak to him over the next couple of weeks he'd say he'd call me back but then didn't. I finally got him to agree to let me call him at a certain time on a Wednesday, but when I called he picked up and hung up on me immediately. I waited a couple of hours then tried again, and he did the same thing. I eventually gave up trying but always thought it was weird. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement, because this was a really good company and I was so excited to work there, and there isn't really anywhere else to go without violating the non-compete (some of my former co-workers have done this and now they're due in court).
Fast forward to last week and I find out from a co-worker that "a potential employer" called my boss to say I was looking for a new job and had interviewed with them. My boss also pulled me to one side and offered me a pay raise because he'd heard I wasn't happy there, but the pay raise was just my yearly pay raise (which isn't much) being offered early.
1. I signed a part in their application saying not to contact my current employer.
2. My current employer has seemingly jeopardized my chance at getting this amazing job.
What should/could I do about this? If I should post this in a different sub, please re-direct me.