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What would you do if you found a penguin the freezer?80 Answers
Only correct answer: Call animal control. This shows responsibility and respect for the animal and fellow coworkers.
Adopt him, name him George, and give him lots of hugs! Maybe train him to fetch stuff.
Give him some fish.
Place it on top of the television set, and wait for 8 o'clock, when the penguin will explode. . .
Ask him if he needed help finding what he was shopping for.
Check the bar code on the penguin and move it into the poultry isle.
put on the movie "happy feet" and hold a dance party
I'd ask him why he's not at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsbugh practicing
I'd pet him, kiss his forehead, take him out, put him on the sofa and watch a movie together.
Check the vanilla ice cream...
Dead or alive ?
I'd do the same thing if I found an emu in the oven.
Let him out!
Close the door and stop drinking.
Give him the thumbs up and close the door, he wants some alone time obviously.
Take Grandpa out to give him some room.
Wait for it to thaw, take off the silver paper and enjoy as normal. Possibly with a hot beverage.
Use penguin as a marketing tool.
Feed the penguin some fresh fish.
Celebrate. I've been looking for him all morning.
Take a picture, contact the zoo
I will take it as a warning sign and check if my heating system is in place or if there is any dampness or a leakage in my kitchen/house.
Don't open the oven door, just in case there is a dragon inside.
I'd stick it in the microwave and defrost it for dinner.
Close the door, clearly he's happier in the cold!
Give him some fish and tell him to hit the road! There is no free rent here.
I would be happy to know that my IoT freezer is running Linux. *IoT = Internet of Things.
Buy a new freezer! He's probably pooped in this one.
Shut the freezer door, go fix a nice cup of coffee, relax, and then calmly examine the issue of the penguin in the freezer....
Put him in the oven
I would name it Pen Pen, call Misato Katsuragi and tell her to come and pick her bird up.
Take a selfie!
Loooooooooool, I would close the door :)))))))))))
Most of these are ice breakers with no real intention other than to loosen up the candidate, in order to see their real personality.
Check to see if it was real and then find out which joker from frozen foods put it in there and how to get it back where it came from before management finds out.
I'd tell him if he gives me a couple of free tickets I won't tell anyone I found him!
Leave him there. I don't mind my technologically advanced freezer running Linux!
Name it Private and take him everywhere I go.
Penguins come from the cold frozen locals, so being frozen in a freezer is no problem. Make sure he's breathing, if he is, offer some fish and close the door. If he's not, close the door and Google "How to prepare a penguin properly".
Am I the only one who's first reaction would be to wonder why there is a penguin in my fridge?! Can we focus on the real issue here; somehow a penguin got in your fridge and you're not even going to question why or how?!
Take a selfie with my new friend and post it on FB.
Call a police, cause that bast.rd came into my house and drank all of my vodka, so he deserved to be shot.
Put in a doggie door
I would not worry about him, if he is alive, he is fine, the temperature in the freezer is his living environment. But either dead or alive, he should not be there, so I would get him out first, then figure out what to do with him later.
Close the door and sit back and watch other peoples reactions when they open the freezer.
I would shut the refrigerator door!!
Eat! Probably it's the Penguin Ice Cream Bar which children loves it....
Ask him to stop eating the frozen fish sticks.
Get it away from the food. That's unsanitary.
Check the expiration date.
first ask why you meant by "found a Penguin the freezer"? are we lacking some words in there?
Look for another penguin
I agree this type of question is an ice breaker in a way, however there is always another reason for this to be asked which does involve whether you are a good candidate for the position and will represent the company's values. I would assume the person asking the question wants to see #1- how you respond to questions that you couldn't possibly prepare/study for to help reveal your more candid personality and sense of humor and #2- honestly how you would handle ANY situation that might come up in work that takes you by complete surprise. That being said, I would first laugh to show I had a sense of humor, and then answer the question as if I was actually faced with that situation. I would start by clarifying if we are talking about a single living penguin. Assuming that is the case, I would first assess the situation including the penguin and his surroundings to make sure the penguin wasn't hurt or in distress, and make sure there was nothing in the freezer that I could foresee possibly being a danger to it. (*Showing that my priority is the safety of others...ie: customers, other employees; and that I don't immediately react and instead assess and identify the situation at hand and THEN take action.) Once I was comfortable enough leaving him in there, I would lock the freezer so nobody else went in, inform management (*if I wasn't applying for a management position) and call animal control to have the penguin taken out safely where they can ensure he is properly cared for and dealt with. Then I would begin investigating how the penguin ended up in the freezer (such as watching security footage if there was a camera and/or talking to other employees at the store) and take action to make sure nothing like that happens again. Once the penguin was removed, I would examine the freezer and it's contents to make sure everything was intact and cleaned and/or dealt with. And of course handling all of this as per company policies/procedures. *However some of this answer would vary depending on the position I was applying for, whether a management position or something else. I wouldn't suggest I would take so much action over managements' head.
Is it dead or alive?
I'd pull'em out. Give'em to drink a tea, talk about life.
Take it out so it wouldn't suffocate.
Is he dead or alive? (always answer a preposterous question with a qualifier question)
It would depend on my situation. Is the penguin alive or dead? If alive I would feed them additionally to calling animal control. If dead what state are they in? The more gruesome the less reason I would likely search the house for any more and call the authorities. Is this in my house, a friend or some random stranger? Could my friend be a zoo worker/vet and so was looking after penguin while the proper accommodations are being prepared. I would not only help the penguin out but make sure a firm lock is put in place so no more incidents like this could occur again.
Ask it if it liked the ice cream.
Close the door and call the zoo.
Trader Joe's is known for their unique offerings. I would consider whether there was room in the freezer section between the fish and poultry.
Obviously the freezer is too cold for a canary. I check the mood of the penguin who lets me know whether or not my freezer temperature is cold enough. In return, I pay the penguin with some fresh fish.
Take it to the butcher, then sell it.
Go see a physiatrist's
If it was till alive, I would take it out of the freezer and to a pemguin rescue group.
Pull out my top hat and cane and start dancing with it? Who HASN'T seen Mary Poppins or Happy Feet?
Panic of course. I mean, what the heck?!
I'd wonder how the heck it got there.
Leave the lid cracked until spring.
Close the freezer door.
First, consider getting more sleep because I’m clearly delusional. Second, make sure he/she is content then review the cameras to determine who put the penguin in the freezer since they don’t have the physical ability to get in their themselves. Third, give the penguin a name.
I'd give him some fish and ask if he needed directions or a sweater.
Close the door and tell my family I might know where the missing seafood went.
What is an instance in which you felt you really went above and beyond for a guest?8 Answers
To ask questions and provide accurate answers.
Absolutely caring for their needs and taking care of them.
Listening to their concerns and accommodating appropriatly.
Considered their request and help to resolve any issues.
Resolving any issues they had.
To make their experience the best possible at the Aquarium.
To provide the best customer service to ensure another visit with us.
I always make the guest(s) feel welcome and taken care of. And will do everything that I can to accommodate.
Why do you want to work for FEMA?3 Answers
I want an opportunity to contribute to this country through service helping rebuild after a disaster.
I want to help others and support my family and friends. specially to help my daughter who is my reason to be here and keep going.
to better undestand,and help myself and my family.
How would you handle an angry customer?2 Answers
What strategies do you use to calm an irate person?
I would listen to the customer and try to help where they need to go or be.
Do you have experience to perform the job1 Answer
Yes, I work with many individuals regarding weather they are entitled to compensation or not. Allot of research involved.