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Old 04-14-2012, 01:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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"what animal would you be"

I said puffer fish.
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Why are manhole covers round? Well, I'd say because it's the easiest shape to manufacture. Why are'nt drill bits square? that would be a good rhetorical response.

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Old 04-14-2012, 02:28 AM   #23 (permalink)
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When asked a similar question during a recent interview for a tack and farm supply chain, my reply was to ask if he wanted the facts, or my opinion. Apparently asking for more information is not the correct response.
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At an interview for a rather crappy job I was asked "if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?"

Not sure what that had to do with quality control and part assembly. I ended up turning them down when I found out how little it paid. The questions at the previous job I had at that pay level consisted of "can you lift that box" and "have you ever been convicted of a felony?"

I have a question I'll throw at the new hires where I work now. It's a bit of a story, but at it's simplest it's "you need to quickly pound in a nail, but don't have a hammer, what do you do?" We do a lot of prototype work, and often have to improvise. No hammer, find a big enough rock. Or really anything. I didn't think anyone would ever come up with a "wrong" answer, but one lunkhead managed to pull it off. His answer, "eh, eff it, it doesn't get pounded in."
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I got asked at work if I could be his Edward and he would be my Bella?
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I got asked at work if I could be his Edward and he would be my Bella?
I would have started some sort of law suit for that.
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I have a question I'll throw at the new hires where I work now. It's a bit of a story, but at it's simplest it's "you need to quickly pound in a nail, but don't have a hammer, what do you do?"
I had a question like that a few years ago. Can't remember the exact wording I used, but I questioned where my hammers went, and went on to explain how my tool box would normally contain at least three different hammers, claw, ballpeen, and a short handled sledge/metal mallet, plus I would likely have things like a tack hammer, and a few soft-faced hammers. Apparently got bonus points for questioning the type of nail to determine if the tack hammer could possibly be used, and my reasons for avoiding the use of the soft faced hammers due to the inefficiency of using them, and the damage it would cause to the tool.



Got the job a few days after the interview, went in that afternoon to get paperwork and workstation setup, and got to meet the upper management. Who were there to tell the team that hired me that their project was being canned and that everyone could go home. The lot of them seemed rather uncomfortable about the whole thing when I was introduced.



One of the oddest questions from an interview I can remember was if I would rather use a wireless mouse/keyboard/controller, or a wired set, and why.
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