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Management Trainee Interview Seattle, WA

How do you feel about those jokers at Congress?

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This is kind of a trick question. Do not fall into a political discussion

Interview Candidate on Sep 8, 2011
9

I am sorry. I thought I was interviewing for ##. Can you tell me how this line of questioning relates to this position?

Anonymous on Sep 9, 2011
11

"Nancy Pelosi is my grand-mother..."

GBAD on Jan 6, 2012

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I've never met a member of Congress. How about you?

God on Jan 10, 2012
4

I think it is very unfortunate that even though they have good intentions, they've been put in a position where it is extremely difficult to achieve results efficiently.

William on Jan 10, 2012
7

I am much more concerned about the Riddlers...

Batman on Jan 10, 2012
12

"It's my personal policy to never discuss politics or religion in the workplace."
One could also say "... On the first date" if the interviewer has a sense of humor :D

Whom? on Jan 10, 2012
3

I actually don't believe they are joking...what do you think of the members of congress?

Angela on Jan 10, 2012
4

I don't like to discuss politics in interviews, sorry.

toadaly on Jan 10, 2012
3

Congress... ohio, right? My father was born and rased there. I never met a congress man I didn't like.

lucas on Jan 10, 2012
3

They don't use jokers, just the regular playing cards.

DibblesMcPhee on Jan 10, 2012
3

Me: Isn't that word a bit harsh to describe them?
Interviewer: You mean Joker?
Me: No, Congress, that implies they are doing work on behalf of the people.

Paul on Jan 10, 2012
3

I don't have feelings for them. Do they have feelings for us?

Politics on Jan 10, 2012
4

It's a "trick" question. They want to know if you are going to discuss anything that is not appropriate topic in the workplace. My answer would be:
"I would prefer not to answer the question. I think it's inappropriate to discuss politics in the workplace."

suzy blue on Jan 10, 2012
0

Which ones?

salcrolly on Jan 10, 2012
3

Anyone care to comment on the poor grammer? Jokers AT congress? Who are you being inteviewed by?

ubermeme on Jan 10, 2012
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I'm surprised no one else said this. I would say: I make it a practice not to discuss politics or religion, but I am reminded of a statement by John Adams. He said he believed "one useless man is a disgrace, two useless men are a law firm, and three or more useless men are a congress."

Sunshine on Jan 11, 2012
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"Hate 'em"

Steveo on Jan 11, 2012
2

I can't imagine anyone being dumb enough to fall for this question (though I do enjoy some of the facetious answers in the comments above)
It almost makes me laugh to think of the average interviewer, all straight-laced and serious, asking in a robot tone "What-do-you-think-of-those-jokers-at-congress".

Lisa on Jan 11, 2012
2

All I can tell you is that I think it is time someone called "Batman"!!

Charles Ellis Bruce on Jan 11, 2012
2

Oh, not many members of congress seem to have much of a sense of humor lately, don't you agree?

DD Higgs on Jan 11, 2012
1

While it's possible that the interviewer is just fishing to see if you'll talk about your personal beliefs, IMHO, I think declining to answer altogether is a cop out. While I don't advocate talking about specific ideological beliefs (you end up running the risk of saying something really stupid), I think you can abstract an answer to get around that. Something like, "Wow, what a tough job, I don't envy anyone who has to try to make EVERYONE in America happy all the time. I had this job once that was a little bit like I imagine Congress to be...(fill in anecdote about having to make lots of different people happy). If pushed further after that, I would decline any more specific political talk.

DougV on Jan 31, 2012
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Trick question. It could be checking how you stay away from controversial subjects. It could be checking how you respond to authority in general or the language you use. I had a Building Inspector tell me he hated (Racial group). I had a pharmacy inspector start the inspection with "I hope you are not one of those women's libber types. I love working with young women." The Rx-jerk..I told him "I wouldn't tell him until he was through with the inspection." "I told the building inspector I grew up hating (racial group). He thought we were buds even though I wanted to puke. This one is easy. "I get frustrated with some topics because they don't have clean answers. My preference is not to delve into them."

Rx Veteran on Oct 28, 2012
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I'd tell them the truth. My dad ran for Congress and didn't win. It was entirely their loss.

Herself on Apr 27, 2013
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I don't discuss politics at my place of employment.

Anonymous on Nov 10, 2015
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Lets be real here boss man, they are the joke.

samuel on Jan 12, 2016

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