So, I applied for a job and got it several months ago. I didn’t expect to need an interview for a clearance as I’ve had others in the past, but lo and behold, I got called by a special agent to schedule an in person interview for my public trust clearance.
Over the last year, I’ve taken on significant debt, tried gambling to get out of it, and ended up taking on tons of personal loans to keep myself afloat, which is why I took on this 2nd job. I’ve missed several payments due to the government shutdown, and at this point I don’t see any way in hell I get this clearance, even if I am honest.
My question in, what should I do? I’ve got a few interviews lined up, should I reschedule a few times, try to get a few extra days time billed and then quit? The job isn’t super critical, I am just wondering if I can get in trouble by going and being honest, or if I am just better off saying I found a better opportunity and don’t need the clearance.