I had worked for an IT consultancy, I'll call "B" 5 months ago. They fired me during the probation period. I only lasted about 40 days in that role. I have just recently reapplied there, out of curiosity, and had been invited to an interview. I was liked a lot and given a fantastic job offer. My question is, can I take it?
I worked with B back in April, as a junior software engineer and I had bad behaviour. I wasn't honest, I didn't do as I was told. I learned from it all. However, I have greatly annoyed company B after I was fired, by deliberately joining their training sessions (while not part of company B anymore). I mostly did this for retaliation and fun. I'm a young guy after all and we all do stupid things which we learn from
My question is, can I work for them again? The employees who interviewed me are completely different people and haven't heard of me at all. I will also be working the same role, junior software engineer, in a new department. But I'm still afraid I may bump into the 2 managers I annoyed greatly. I might also encounter some of my ex-colleagues who knew of my past bad behaviour and might rat me out
When I interviewed, I pretended to be completely new to company B. I never mentioned having worked for them before. I deliberately hid the truth because I would suspect if I told them "Yes I worked here before and was fired" they wouldn't consider me. The 2 managers (who were mad at me) know my name. I stick out to them. So if anybody asked them who I was, what I did, they will surely speak badly of me, and tell others to avoid/fire me.
If I took this job offer, what are the chances that they'll find out my past?
Another question, should I come clean now? My interviewer absolutely loved me, he has respect for me. If I told him about the past, I fear he would no longer want to hire me. However, maybe if I can explain to him that I learned from the past, and that we all make mistakes and we learn from them. Would he look past it? I don't know
A bit of context, I'm from Western Europe, and this role would be remote. So I imagine there could be less chance of bumping into people