Jedi was contacted yesterday and told he's a finalist for a position-- in fact he's the top candidate!
Yippee!!!! The only problem? They've asked to speak with his current supervisor (not just references) and his supervisor is an ass. In fact, his supervisor is one of the reasons he wants to leave-- well, that and a pretty hostile workplace.
(e.g. Jedi is a pretty sensitive guy, which is something I love about him. The guys he works with are super-macho misogynist types and they're constantly harassing him. For example, yesterday Jedi was whistling as he left the warehouse and one of the assholes he works with said, "Hey Jedi- you know who whistles? Birds and faggots. And I don't see any feathers on you." They're constantly throwing gay slurs at him-- in no small part I think due to the fact that he actively defends LGBT people when they do so, which just feeds the fire.)
I can't wait for him to get out of there. Hopefully he'll hear back today and hopefully it will be good news! Fingers crossed!