As the title suggests, I've recently filled out a background check form for a new job and in the employment section I omitted an employment from 5 years ago that lasted just under two weeks. That employment was during a large employment gap which lasted several months. I was ultimately asked to provide bank statements to prove I wasn't employed during that time, which I promptly did and, as you can guess, contains a payment for that <2 week employment.
The backstory of what happened back then is that I started in one career that I thought I'd be doing forever, but it turned out I didn't actually enjoy the role at all. So I resigned and spent a few months on personal hobbies while I reoriented myself on what to do. A few months went by and it turned out that I was still in love with the idea of being in that particular role. I forgot how much I actually disliked the role itself, thinking that maybe I didn't enjoy it before not because of the role but the company I worked for. So, I decided to give the same role a go but at a different company. Less than two weeks into this new employment, I remembered exactly why I left this role in the first place and so, instead of wasting everyone's time even more, I cut it very short and just resigned.
Fast forward a few years into the future and I'm in a completely different role which I actually enjoy. I've never included the above experience in my CV and similarly I've never included it in any of my background checks since I was under the impression that the two should be in line with each other. I've never been asked to prove no employment like this in that gap previously until now.
So, my three questions, given the above, are:
How bad of a situation am I in given that I never disclosed that short employment which will almost certainly be found by the screening company?
What is my best course of action? I haven't preemptively addressed it yet myself since that seems overly guilty to me, as if I was purposefully misleading all along which is certainly not the case. But I'm not 100% sure on that.
Was I correct in just sending over the bank statements in the first place?
Update: So, to be true to my word, here's an update of what happened in the end: nothing! Neither the background checking company, nor my new employer, ever brought it up.