So Prudence saw a job she'd just love advertised and put in an application.
Then she got an interview.
Then she found out that to schedule her interview at a time that was convenient, her favourite ex-manager - and now good friend, the Empress - had had her interview bumped.
The Empress was also Prudence's main referee.
Which is a most delicate and embarrassing position in which to find oneself.
If the process goes Prudence's way, a trip to the local for something expensive and bubbly will be in order.