||[Jul. 1st, 2005|11:25 pm]
The Question Club
Tonight, I was offered a second job at our mall's bookstore by one of the employees (I work at the mall cookie store). He said that they need more people to work the Harry Potter release, and to do some minor part-time stuff after that, and that since I'm up there all the time, the boss will recognize me and all I have to do to get the job is fill out the application.|
I have absolutely wonderful references from all of the work I've done previously (my current boss adores me)...except for one. This past year, I worked as a work study student doing data entry and organizational stuff in the paleontology museum of my college. The hours were basically "work whenever you have free time, don't need a supervisor, etc." I got completely overwhelmed with schoolwork and attempting to pass my classes, had problems with depression, and basically stopped coming in to work. I'm sure that the person I was working for has little good to say about me. I've never flaked out like that before, but I just couldn't deal with that AND confusing classes (two of which I ended up failing anyway).
Since it was work study, does it even count as a real job? Do I have to put it on my app? If I do list it, do you think they'll even check the reference, since it's long distance and it sounds like I have the job in the bag anyway? If I do leave it off, is there any way that they could find out about it anyway? What do you think would be the best action to take? I really want this second job, and don't want to screw it up either by attempted deception or having a bad reference.