i currently have a part time retail job and I have just been chosen to represent my department in meetings (I say chosen I mean put forward reluctantly) the first meeting is on a day I said I couldn't do due to childcare. (I did say that attending meetings would be a problem due to childcare as they are all at different times which was why I was reluctant!) Then I see a job I want to apply for and the interview is on the same day! Argh! So if I got short listed I would have to sort childcare but it would mean missing the meeting anyway! I haven't put this job as a reference because due to other relevant work I do I don't need to and I have a reference from my previous head. I would be worried that I would get into trouble and be blacklisted because obviously I have put on my application about this job (no details just that I work there) and they might ring up and ask about me. It's not even a day I work so I wouldn't be taking time off to attend it's just that this meeting is on the same day! If the interview is at a different time then that's not a problem and I probably shouldn't worry about it as I might not even be shortlisted.