I have a vacation coming up and I am in the process of interviewing with a company. I told them that I will be going on vacation and they said that it's fine, that I can continue the interview process (which consists of solving a certain task) when I get back from vacation.
However, I am scared that as I'm on vacation, someone else will move further on in the interview process and get accepted. I fear that when I come back from vacation, I'll receive an email that says that they hired someone else. I'm fine with them hiring someone else if they're better, but I'm not OK with them hiring someone else just because that person didn't plan their vacation when I did.
For reference, I'm talking about a software engineering related job from EU. The vacation lasts for ~8 work days.
So, recruiters of The Workplace, are my fears reasonable or not? Should I be scared of delaying the interview process for ~8 work days because someone else might move further along when I'm on vacation or no?