Oh boy, I've been going on about how I had a job interview
on friday, how I thought it went pretty good, and how I have a second interview tomorrow morning. Let me just say this: this whole thing happened very fast. I wasn't actively looking for a new job. My job has been stressing me out for some time though, and periodically I scan the ads to see what's out there. Last week (1 week ago today) I saw an ad for a job that looked perfect for me. I hurried to update mt resume (I hadn't kept it updated, as I'd intended to stay where I was at, frankly) then I did a cover later, and on Monday evening e-mailed them to the HR contact. She called the next morning, saying she forwarded my resume to the manager, and to expect a call, which I got on Wednesday. She wanted an interview, so we set one for Friday. Now, meanwhile, I'd been worrying about references. When I left my last job, I used references I was working with on the unit I was at, as we were closing, so I was not worried about management finding out and giving me grief. For phone numbers, I just used the number to that unit. This time I figured I'd use them again, forgetting I did not have their home numbers. So I was intending to call them for permission to use them...then I realized that I did not have their home numbers. Before I knew it, I was at the interview, and I listed 2 of the people I thought I was most likely to contact, and another girl who used to work with me at my current job, figuring I could get ahold of her on her cell phone. I told the manager I'd get the numbers by Monday. Well, this weekend I've tried to locate these people, with no luck. They are all women, with husbands, whose names I don't know, and thus can't find them in the phone book. The 2 from my old job I am only half sure where they ended up when the old unit closed, and even so, the phone numbers to individuasl units are never published, and if they did work there, and weren't there when I called, of course no one would give their numbers out, which is of course correct. If they were there, it would be, uh, kind of inappropriate to call them up while they are working to ask this. There are people I work with now who would give me references, but I afraid what would happen if my current boss found out I was looking.....things have been stressful and I recently spoke to my supervisor, and she said if I was going to look elsewhere, she needed to know so she can look for a new OB nurse. But see, if I don't get this job, I'm not actively looking, so there she'd be, looking for my replacement, and where would I be? So here I am, going to this interview tomorrow without the phone numbers. My instincts tell me to, of course, tell the truth. But I'm afraid being hinest, I will still look like a total idiot, and they'll say "buh-bye". Anyone have any input? Esp anyone in a hiring position? I feel like the world's biggest screw up right about now.