Update on my second interview: I was going to post and say it went as well as it conceivably could’ve. Also, the interviewer called my boss for a recommendation, and he apparently gave the best rec any of them have ever heard. I was going to say that it’s all up to them now because I did the best I could possibly do.
And then I got a call saying that, pending a background check, I got the job.
I got the job that I fell in love with right from the application posting. I get to have an actual livable wage and not the peanuts I’m currently being paid.