Anything else?

“I suppose it’s only fair to tell you.” Metcalf swigs his coffee before continuing. “The previous person we hired, the one you’re replacing. That didn’t turn out too well. I mean, we went through all the checks, took up the references, I interviewed them right here in this office.

“Turned out they’d managed to hide a long history of being in and out of hospital. First night they were left alone here, they climbed to the roof and threw themselves off. We made a mistake. We can only go on what we’re told, and I suppose we would have found them out eventually, but we never got the chance.”

He drinks more coffee, and asks: “You’re telling me everything, aren’t you?”

You assure him you are. It’s not that much of a lie, really, and you’re better. You’re getting a job, right here, today.

Do you:

Say you can start after the weekend.
Decide that you really need this job, and you’ll start tonight.