So for some context, my current job is very high stress and part of the county government. It’s not a job I plan on returning to in the future, at all. I have been searching for jobs for months and I just got a call with an offer for a job today. The only issue is- that job starts in just over a week. Due to training this is non-negotiable.
I gave my boss my resignation today and I’m starting to regret it because I realized that the company hasn’t reached out to my references yet, and he’s listed as one. I don’t think he would give me a bad review but I also didn’t tell him an accurate reason for the quick notice (I mentioned a combination of health and new opportunities, which makes sense with some context of me having a few health issues lately and an hour commute).
I’m panicking that if they call for reference he’ll say I’m non-Rehireable due to my notice and they’ll rescind my offer and then I’ll be jobless. Am I just being paranoid? Or is this something that can happen?