I have an upcoming interview with a government department for a co-op position in my bachelor's degree program. This department retains some people after co-op, so this is the biggest opportunity I've ever had in my whole life.
My worry is that as I asked about earlier on this site on a different account (long story), I got fired from my first real job at an amusement park because I mistook a $5 payment for a tip. This is the link: Fired from 4-month job in which I gained experience and skills working as a cashier and in food service. I did not and do not include this job in my resume, but I am aware that with a background check, employers can find out every job you've had. The reason why I have a different account on this site right now is because it seems I forgot my email for that old account, and my real name is not John Mifed. I don't want to use my real name for such personal questions. It shouldn't matter.
So my question is: if in the interview they tell me to list all of my employment history, should I tell them about this first job at the amusement park (my guess is yes), and should I admit to them about how I got fired near the end of the season, or should I not tell them about how I got fired and hope that they don't/can't find that out? From what I've been told before, employers can legally only say the time period when you worked at the company, but I think that maybe an extensive background check can find out if you were fired, and I don't think all companies would just say the time period you worked for the company - I think some companies may say the person was fired if it is the case.