I have an interview next week at a school quite a distance away. I would take the job if offered as I am on a maternity contract which ends in July. However there are also two jobs locally where I hope to get interviews and would prefer either of those jobs over the one I already have an interview for. However it would be a high stakes game to turn down the first job if offered as I am unemployed as of 1st September. I know it used to be considered unethical to accept then decline a job. However in these days of heads throwing around capabilities, undermining pay and conditions by converting to academies and generally increasingly acting like bullies, has the game changed. If a head seems themself more as a chief executive of a business than a headteacher, then shouldn't prosepctive staff be allowed to be a bit more cut-throat when it comes to the job market? A couple of colleagues agree with my view. Would be interested on the perspective of others.