I am desperate to quit my job in a grocery store deli, so I've been applying to every job that comes my way through my grad school's listserv. One came through today that has 5 cents less pay per hour than my current job, but 4 additional hours a week. I'm pretty qualified and it would be good relevant work experience. The contact person/person who will be sorting resumes and picking those to be interviewed is a close friend of mine. One of our mutual friends say she feels weird applying because if she doesn't get an interview it could be weird, and if she does get an interview it could be weird.
I'm planning on applying- it's not my fault I know the contact person- and I want the job. What would you do?