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Tell me abound a time you had to handle an employee complaint1 Answer
Hear them out, document as necessary, investigate, take action, and take steps to rectify situation if need be
Tell me about a time where you contributed to the success to your department.1 Answer
I saw an opportunity to improve the aesthetics of our coffee breaks, so I researched products and created themes that I presented to my manager. Many of them are now being used.
describe a time where you had to handle a conflict with a guest/client
How many different ways can you get water from a lake at the foot of a mountain, up to the top of the mountain?28 Answers
You don't really need to worry about it, because nature does it anyway. When water in the lake evaporates into the air, it forms cloud, then rains... yeah you know the story.
Pumpit, carry it, by will of God.
The easiest way would be to just pump it, but the variable costs of that can add up quickly over the long-term. The cheapest way I can think of is to create some sort of a siphon that runs from the lake, over the top of the mountain, and back down to a different spot that's lower than the lake. If you set it up right, you could drain a small amount of water at the mountain top and the siphon would still work.
Jesus guys. You're interviewing for DISNEY! Use some imagination. My favorite so far is people power. Set up a huge rotating conveyor belt with small buckets on it, that dip into the lake. A person hops on at the top, and rides it down. This would be great if all the jobs were at the bottom, or if they needed t odo something else at the bottom. It would be fun too! Other ways might be to boil it yourself! dig under a section of lake and start a huge fire with a big condenser tube over it. Have the tube curly cue all the way to the top of the mountain, condense up there, then drip out as nice cool, distilled water. Use your imagination. Be creative. None of you would have been hired for this job.
It's Disney... CGI effects! The water doesn't really get there, it just looks amazing to the public.
The three basic ways are as follows 1. Pull it up with suction, if the mountain isn't too high 2. Pump it up from the bottom 3. Carry it up But the number of ways to implement these three basic methods is unlimited.
Grab those buckets. Miss Disney is at it again....
Me: There are just too many ways to count, but If I were on the project, it would be the first one on my list that works.
The future Project Engineering Intern delegates project to Mickey, Minnie and Donald, who team up with IT and the Web departments to source their top talent. The end result: the SME's create an amazing interactive solution engaging the end user to figure out different options. Kudos for the special effects guys, says the Project Engineering Intern, who decided to work smarter not harder. He spent his time gaining valuable experience at Disney. The interviewer is now a Disney alumni as a result of asking vague interview questions. If you really think about it, the possibilities are endless.
Start a fire, the forest service will do it for you.
Id say off the top of my head around 9 million, but my favorite method would be to freeze it, take a third of the water on a one way jet to Agrabad and on the way, over the summit, drop off the load and that pesky tucan Gilbert Godfrey. Another third goes right into the cannon. The final third is cut in two, the first half is made into sno-cones and distributed to children going to the top of the mountain to see the Lion King exhibit on the ski lift, the remaining ice is placed in 8 oz. blue mason jars and hand carried by the seven dwarves second cousins (on the maternal side).
I would borrow the sorcerer's hat, find all the brooms he left laying around and reanimate them to carry buckets of water up the mountain. It would be magical!
Tell all the Disney cast members that there is a kegger at the top of the mountain, but the cover charge is a bucket of water from the lake.
Depends >>> '37'*37 '37373737373737373737373737373737373737373737373737373737373737373737373737' >>> 37*37 1369 And finally 37*37 can be solved easily as 37*37=(3*3)*100+(7*3+7*3)*10+7*7
Water can be in three forms, liquid, gas (vapor) or solid (ice). Any number of ways for each form as can be devised, but basic answer is 3 ways, in liquid form, in vapor form or in solid form.
The question was "how many different ways", not how. The answer is 1.
You could get a mouthful of water and then hike up the mountain and spit it out. You could drink as much water as you could and then hike up the mountain. You'd be sweating a lot by the time you got there and you'd probably need to pee by then. I like altaholic's idea. You could always set up a fan that blows air into a tube which contains water from the lake and then blows the moist air to the top of the mountain. Combine that with Lex's idea of condensing it at the top of the mountain. I liked Lex's other idea of the conveyor belt. You could throw rocks down the conveyor belt and use the power generated to pull the water to the top. Over time the mountain would get shorter and you wouldn't have to move either rocks or water as far.
thru motor pump or thru carryng with bucket
there are two ways to do that.. one is pumping it. the other is carrying with the bucket..
The water is coming from the top of the mountain, therefore the water source that feeds the mountain top water will replenish itself.
This may take a bit of time but, construct pools and rain catches at the top of the mountain. With adjustable dam like controls throughout the length of the downward grades. Using progressively small return piping to send the water back up the mountain and smaller pumps also allow for two pools (to be had at both top and bottom) to look like a self sustaining hourglass. Also the pumps and dam controls could be hydroelectric sooo that's a load off your power bill.
1) Pump It 2) Use an Elevator Rally system by allowing gravity to control the buckets of water as the travel to the top, empty, then fall back down. 3) Carry it
water evaporates, turns clouds and rain in the mountain
What do you think of the team?5 Answers
well team is a group of people consist to work together, to get the job done in appropriate way
team is a group of people with different ideas working on a common goal
Management is an art of getting things done with the help of formally organised group of people, that grp of people is a team who work for a common management/company/voluntary group objective.
the team is a group of people who help each other to make the company success
Working a project, a functional team is the one major key to success.
What are the 5 mother sauces?4 Answers
I was only able to respond with 3 couldn't remember the other 2. Unfortunatly that could have been the reason why I didn't get the job.
Bechamel, Veloute`, Espegnole, Hollandaise,and Vinaigrette
Bechamel Veloute Espognole Hollandaise tomoto
Started interview with: I'm not going to interview you for the role you applied for as earlier this week I am in a new role and we need a senior manager able to help the inexperienced PMs with providing guidance.3 Answers
Confused with initial statement introduced response with "there is no I in team, so whatever is needed, I am accustomed to wearing multiple hats, mentoring and providing guidance. Interviewer comments to Staffing firm was: Not chosen, didn't understand response of "No I in team" appeared not to get it.
I had a similar experience where the interviewer claimed my answer was confused and nonsensical when I know all of my answers were correct, succinct and to the point. I now believe this demonstrates a negative pattern that should be questioned.And I understood the point you were trying to make about treating your team with respect and working hard to get the job done. It was obvious.
Everyone should be aware that the PMO Director keeps a list of everyone that's interviewed, and if you are turned down they won't talk to you again even if it's 5 years later. As an Executive who has run a PMO, I find this shocking. People can change and grow a lot in 5 years, and Starwood is missing out. Perhaps this is why they are constantly looking for the same people over and over again. And that's usually the sign of a mismanaged and toxic work environment.
How do you feel about monotonous, boring tasks?4 Answers
Hmmm...if you say you like them, you sound like an idiot and if you don't like them, seems to knock you out of the running for the job. I mean why bring it up if that isn't part of the job so you're pretty much damned if you do and damned if you don't.
It's not a black and white answer. Saying simply that you either like or don't like monotonous tasks is not the right way to answer this question. It's actually an excellent interview question if you ask me.
I would say it's not monotonous or boring if you enjoy helping people and that is where you would get your gratification and the reason you want the job.
I think it is up to the task doer to find joy in their work. There is nothing in the world that is inherently "fun or enjoyable." Basically life is what you make it.