I'm sort of going crazy now, bc of a really twisty situation that's developed. I originally had applied for a different position before they asked me to apply for this one. In the meantime, one of my references had applied for this exact job. They know I was asked to apply for this job and that I was finalist, and they are totally cool with not being considered if it means I get the job, but Awesome Company doesn't know that.
On Friday, they called up Reference out of the blue (not their normal protocol, they usually set up calls via email) to supposedly talk about their application for the position. Both of us were completely
about the timing of the phone call, but after freaking out on my end, I began wondering if it might have been a way for Awesome to check me out without having to awkwardly say "Hi Reference, you aren't getting this job, but what do you think about DaWezl?" There were some other little weirdnesses about the conversation that sort of back up that interpretation, but of course I'll naturally have no idea either way until I hear back from the recruiter.
I swear, I've gone through a decade's worth of anxiety trying to get in the door at Awesome Company!