Hi everyone, So I've been offered a position this past Wednesday but I haven't accepted the offer...I told the employer that I would give a decision this upcoming Tuesday. I went for another interview today with a different agency and I think I did pretty well...I have the skills and experience Job #2 is looking for AND I would love to work here instead. During the interview, the Job #2 employer told me he will be going on vacation next week and wants to schedule a second interview with the rest of the team for the first week of August. I couldn't wait that long (because of Job #1's decision) and I felt comfortable enough to tell him that I've been offered a position elsewhere but I would love for this opportunity instead. He understood and was able to schedule me for a second interview with the rest of the team this upcoming Tuesday at 2:30 even though he will not be there and he doesn't need to be. At the end of the interview, he gave me his personal cell as well and said that I can call him if I had further questions even though he will be on vacation. I laughed and said I don't want to call you on your vacation and he said we will probably have to talk on Tuesday. Now, I am in a big dilemma. Job #1 is my fall back job if I don't get offered Job #2. Job #2's second interview is on Tuesday late afternoon and I would have to give Job #1 a decision on the same day by the end of the day. How do I go about responding Job #1 on Tuesday??? -Do/Can I ask for more time to decide? Because she gave me 6 days by Tuesday already. AND what excuse should I give for asking for more time? I'm pretty sure the employer suspects that I am waiting to hear about another job. OR... -I accept Job #1...start processing my paperwork (job probably won't start for about two weeks if I go through with it) and decline the position later on if I get accepted for Job #2. My problem with that is I feel reallllly bad for doing that but I LOVE Job #2...yet I need Job #1 if I don't get offer Job #2. Or do you have other suggestions? What should I do? Thank you!