What if your boss finds out you want to do something else?
People hesitate because they fear the boss would find out and then fire them. Here are my thoughts…
On one side, that could be true. You could have a boss that would fire somebody if he found out they were moonlighting, building a business or doing something else on the side. That could happen.
On the flip side, the chances are very slim. You’re better off having an open conversation with your boss regarding your dream. Your boss would probably find out anyway. Your boss may overhear you discussing your dream with a coworker. Your boss may find your research materials. Your boss may find this book in your cubicle. In my opinion, the chances of you getting fired are far less than your boss admiring you more and respecting your ambition. From Escape the Cubicle