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Interview Question

IT Consultant Interview(Student Candidate) New York, NY

Three things occur at once. A baby is crying, a tea kettle

  is whistling, and the phone is ringing. In which order will you take of the problems and why?

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3 Answers


Take the kettle off so you can hear the caller once you answer the phone. Do these both and you've removed the likely causes of the baby's crying.

Anonymous on Feb 24, 2013

Check on the baby in case its a life/death situation then pick up the call because it could be an emergency then deal with the kettle afterwards since its highly unlikely that it could be a lif/death situation

Haggai on Apr 2, 2014

Turn off the kettle, attend to the baby, and let the phone go to voice mail.
Turn off the kettle first because it would be too risky to hold the baby near a stove in operation with steam coming from the kettle. Attend to the baby because once you have removed environmental risks, it is the most critical situation and most immediately resolvable. If the phone cannot be answered before the baby's crying has been resolved, delegate the task of answering to voice mail, and then answer the voice mail at the earliest possible chance.

Edward on Apr 17, 2014

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