In May or June I applied and interviewed for a job that I really wanted. I didn't get the job, and I sent one of those stupid follow-up e-mails. Well, it turns out that the interviewer had tried to call me, but my phone was disconnected. I had just moved at the time and I must have accidentally given her an old resume. Dumb mistake.
I've been working a crappy job ever since, getting some well-earned cash while trying to find a job I'll actually like. I just found a posting for the same job that I applied for in May or June. They're having an open house soon, giving interviews to qualified people. Here's the deal. The interview is on a Saturday, and Saturday is the busiest day at work. I could probably get it off if I asked, but I'll have to be extra nice. That's no big deal, but I've already done an interview. The interview was such that I'm at an advantage having interviewed before, so I'm not sure if they would want me to interview if I showed up. Then again, I'm not sure if they keep good records of the interviews they do.
I have no problem skipping work and interviewing again. I'm willing to do whatever I need to do to get this job. I'm just not sure what's the right thing to do in this situation. Do I just call and tell them I interviewed before and want to know if I should show up to the open house? I don't want to sound like I think I deserve a job without showing up or interviewing. And I don't want to ask anything if they'd be more impressed if I just called to RSVP and showed up like everyone else.
What's the proper thing to do in this situation?