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What's your favorite Disney Princess?58 Answers
I answered Belle.
They are cartoons I like all cartoons.
Jasmine. Come on she's got a pet tiger. if she can train a tiger she's got skills.
When my son was about 5, we showed him a picture of all of the Princesses and asked him which one he liked best. He immediately pointed to Ariel. We asked him why and he answered: "Because she's naked!" (OK -- probably best not to use than answer in an interview. Unless you're 5.)
Princess Leia. (Sorry)
Cinderella. She was graceful no matter her circumstances.
i don't have one.
Why be a Princess when one can be a Queen? Besides, I prefer old-school Maleficent. She was decisive and stayed on point for 16 years.
Whichever one finally answers my phone calls.
Well, for starters, she's a cartoon character...
Saturday Night Live's version of Jasmine
Neil Patrick Harris.
Fcuking stupid question. I hate Disney.
Why are you asking me to pick a cartoon figure? I live in a world with real people, so re-phrase that question with real people.
That Anti-Semite Walt herself.
Shouldn't the question be, WHO IS your favorite Disney Princess?
In what context?
Ursula the Sea-Witch forever.
If applying to a job on Wall St, the only answer is Snow White ;)
New School or Old School? Old School would Cinderella - she is kind and hard working even under extreme duress, and she isn't afraid to dream or take a chance in order to try and achieve those dreams. New School would be Bell - she is smart and kind and is able to look past the facade and see who people really are. When put into a bad situation she makes the most of it and turns it into a positive. She also tries to do some of the saving herself. However, Sleeping Beauty is my favorite classic Disney movie due to the artistry and Maleficent.
Princess Leia. Think about it...
Yes, had this question at Disney, but not until indoctrination, uh, first day training. Obviously, Princess Leia would say this is a stupid question and how is it going to help us blow up the Death Star?
Mulan. I like Asian chicks.
no what's , it should be who's .
Snow White - she was able to get all those little men to do her bidding -,just by being nice to them
My daughter Sarah is my favorite Disney Princess.
Tina, who was born Thomas.
Ugh, cartoons again. Adults in HR please!!
Ken, in Toy Story 3
Did you just call me a Disney princess? o.0 Well, I like chicken wings :D
Either Snow White or that chick who pricked her finger on a spinning wheel. I love long naps.
Carol on The Walking Dead
The question should be "Who is your favorite Disney Princess"
Jasmine---she didn't marry a prince or king, she married a poor man. She could see inside someone instead of sticking to the title of a person.
Cinderella! She showed me how to deal with people I don't get a long with graciously. She also showed me that if you work hard everyday and keep a positive outlook good things will happen.
Snow White - because she is the fairest one of all.
Does Pocohontas count? She floats my boat.
The question does not ask WHO is your favorite Disney princess; it asks WHAT is your favorite Disney princess. If your favorite is Ariel, the answer would be "A Mermaid," or "A Ginger," or "Wet."
The long hair princess
Princess Di. Her humanitarian efforts and her strength and courage with AIDS patients in the height of AIDS fear and stigma was commendable.
Garfield! B`cose I hate Disney
The black, gay one with a waist bigger than her neck. Sorry, I meant Cinderella.
@CP--Anastasia was awesome. However, she is not a Disney Princess. That film was made by Fox.
Based on the original Disney studios versions or the cheap porn ones?
Meidra. Because Brave was an awesome movie and should be respected
What do you think of garden nomes.50 Answers
I don't think of them.
I'd ask in return: what value do they offer? For example if you put a gnome in the garden, do they scare aware birds? and then finally, how does this question relate to the job?
It depends on the profit margin and how we can sell them. I feel a part of Trader Joe's is whimsey, but also based on good values. The nomes are part whimsey, but can bring in customers to the store
Hm. I usually think of garden gnomes.
I prefer gargoyles and dragons instead. Gnomes are too happy.
Gnomes are determined, they fish in all weather, they are hardworkers as denoted by the wheel barrows they push, but are vertically challenged for most jobs.
I think Gnomes are overrated
Geez don, why the pent up anger? I love this question, particularly if it was the first question or if the interviewee appeared to be so uptight, the interviewer wasn't going to get a view of the real personality of the interviewee. My opinion, potential response is to laugh and answer somewhat similar. "It depends are they wearing a red or a green jacket?"
I never think of Garden Nomes. never did like them, and they should be banned in all gardens immediately if not sooner!!
If I could get work as one then I probably wouldn't be here today talking to you.
With my eyes closed.
As the Goddess of inspiration, Cerridwen would answer that this is an excellent question for a potential team member of Trader Joe's to answer. This question is a concrete one that requests the interviewee to show creativity. What I personally think of garden gnomes is irrelevant; however, what does matter is - can I present garden gnomes to potential buyers in such a way that the need to own at least one helps sell the product - and by extension, can I help the seller to create a positive view of garden gnomes to help sell them. Gnomes are magical beings regardless of what they look like - but they can be cute or ugly --- which is in the eye of the beholder. My job is create a cuteness and utility to having a gnome in ones garden or anywhere else that a gnome would be useful.
I've never given any thought to garden gnomes. Is that what you make here?
ok, so this is for Trader Joe's, who I think might actually sell garden gnomes: "Some people like them. I would sell them in the gardenning section of the store and probably only stock them in the Spring"
I would laugh and say, "Great question!!" It would show me that the manager has a sense of humor, and I like that at a job. It would also put me more at ease.
I couldn't eat a whole one
I prefer gargoyles and dragons instead. I am a litigator.
Me: a bit over-sized but perfectly acceptable for Lawn Darts.
It would depend where in the interview this occurred. It could be a waste of time, it could be a put at ease ice-breaker, or it could reveal your general view on somewhat pointless, quirky things. Since Trader Joe's is a quirky style company (floral print shirts, a giant bell used to make announcements, a tounge in cheek mailer, I would view it as an attempt to determine if I would embrace quirky or be frustrated by it. Now if this was asked at an interview at a large corporate bank, I'd view it as a waste of time question
It depends.... Do they like Prosecco?
More people should give them credit for being the original flower children!
I'd love them if it gave me a chance to hang out with Harry Potter trying to toss them out of the garden.
I think Toadaly is on the money. Given that this is for a retail organisation, I would say I'm not keen personally but if there is money to be made selling them that's entirely different.
I think of George Harrison, David Robinson, and Travelocity. I think George had an album cover with gnomes on it. David Robinson was playing one on one with Tim Duncan and used a gnome as a boundary. Well, Travelocity is well known for it traveling gnome. Not sure I would think of these off the cuff at an interview though.
"I own 7 garden gnomes carved out of materials reclaimed from abandoned indie record stores. I find they really compliment my whimsical woodsy decor. I've named each one after a different iconic bearded hipster folk indie pop singer. They are dank." (I assume that I would be a giant hipster if I was applying at Trader Joes"
@don... generally speaking, when called for an interview, you are already qualified for the job, that's what the resume is for, the purpose of the interview is two part, one, to verify the stuff you wrote on the resume is accurate and two, to see how you will "fit" into the company (this goes both ways), being this is trader joe's...i think it is an appropriate question which could be answered with some humor and spin it by injecting how you can contribute to the company.
Could be an excellent prop for displaying the garden fresh ___________ that is on sale this week! Shows that you've actually been in a Trader Joe's
I think they are effective to keep one's garden... cute.
When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching that cartoon that chronicled the life of a garden gnome and his wife. Boy, those garden gnomes sure live a dangerous life!
I am not going to lie. I will always through in a ridiculous question, which has no bearing on the position, simply for my amusement. Let's face it if you are doing interviews all day, you have to let yourself have some fun. Yes I do work for a major corporation and I have never been ridiculed for doing so.
As someone who has interviewed thousands of people in the course of my career, I suspect this question is designed more to get people talking and to show their underlying personality. TJ's (full disclosure...I love shopping there), is a retail outlet and it's important for employees to make connections with their customers. I've overheard some pretty bizarre questions asked during shopping trips there and you want employees who will take them in stride.
My answer: I like garden gnomes. They are colorful, whimsical and can serve as a focal point in the garden. I suppose they aren't favored by everyone, but that's okay-our differences make the world more interesting. Is Trader Joes's thinking of selling Garden Gnomes in its stores? But what I'd really be thinking is: I can't believe I have to answer stupid questions like this one just to get affordable health insurance and an $ 8/hr job. What refuse of the bull! I feel sorry for all you job seekers here.
Hmm - Chunks of cheap concrete or plaster, with simple, easy to reproduce in quantity, with the opportunities for endless new model varieties - at a truly ridculous markup once you have a marketable design - I wish I had royalty rights on that product! Too bad about the shipping costs with gas prices, but at least you'd never have to worry that the stock would spoil, as you can leave them out in the rain!
You would not see them in my front yard.
I don't think of them much, but I suppose I'm wondering three things right now: 1. What is with the gnome in the Travelocity commercial? How does a gnome make you want to take a vacation? 2. Why are their hats taller than they are? It's like whoever manufactured them was making fun of them which is sad since whoever manufactured them was getting money for doing so. So basically, whoever manufactured them was making fun of the thing that helps pay their bills. 3. Why did you misspell "gnome"?
I think it is just getting more stupid the interviews. they are playing with people who are more than able to do the job, the questions are just entertainment for the interviewers. I like critical thinking but people are making are mock of it. Who cares about gnome , or how many people are there in different places of the world? many are taking the opportunity to steal ideas from candidates to create new products for the company, it should be illegal or recorded in the boardroom(do not sell your idea), if it is really good , they will ignore you and keep your idea.
Y'know, it's funny. Everyone worries about the zombie apocalypse. No one is prepared for the gnome apocalypse. NO ONE :P.
@ Shining Star. You just do not get it. This interview question alone, has triggered your frustration, and displayed your inability to improvise and just have fun. Take the interviewer at face value, and stretch your imagination to an unknown world that you have never considered possible. If you can consider a video game as a reality, try using your imagination as the same tool. You think, therefore it can be possible.
If they can't get their DPS over 45K in Elegon, they need to be vote kicked.
they're great for target practice....
There very different
Its spelled "gnomes" and they're creepy
Contradiction. Abnormal yet normal
They are my Spirit Mammal.
They are my Spirit Mammal.
... do not think of till you bring them up.
Tell me about a time you have to go above and beyond to please a guest?9 Answers
Tried to align them with the values of Jetblue.
Thank you for the information? When is your start date for training?
How long will training be?
How much do they pay and is training paid?
Training is 4 weeks & yes it's paid. You can google the pay models I believe.
Did they offer you the job right away after your interview?
how long in advance did they notified you to go to training and to send you the study package?
After you applied for the position, do you get a second email with a in-flight questionnaire? After I finished my application process I did not see any assessment test? Thanks
Name a time when they was some kind of change that happened at work. How did you handle it?9 Answers
What is the starting pay? Is the training paid? How long is training?
There are two pay scales; straight pay and premium. Straight pay is $20.22/hr for the first 6 months then $22.63. Premium pay is $18.50/hr for the first 6 months for 70 hours, anything more than 70 hours is $27.75/hr. After the first 6 months premium pay is $20.70/hr for the first 70, anything more than 70 is $31.05/hr. Training is also paid just a little under $40 a day and is a month long.
When do they tell you where you will be based?
In the middle of training
After being offered an spot for training. How long did it take for the background check to clear or to send you the link for you to fill out the form?
Almost three weeks for background check to clear. Link to fill out the form was sent probably an hour after my CJO call.
Hello, do they accept applicant's from abroad?
Did they say if anything specific on your background would hinder your chances of being employed?
Why chipotle? Why should we NOT hire you? What do you know about chipotle? In one word, how would your friends describe you? (use one of the 13 characteristics)6 Answers
Where else but chipotle? The only reason not to hire me is i might never leave. Unique.
Did u get hired
Where else but Chipotle? the only reason not to hire me is that i might never leave and i might not ever want to quit.
When Chipotle opened its first restaurant in 1993, the idea was simple: show that food served fast didn't have to be a “fast-food” experience. Using high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking techniques, and distinctive interior design, we brought features from the realm of fine dining to the world of quick-service restaurants. Over 20 years later, our devotion to finding the very best ingredients we can—with respect for animals, farmers, and the environment—is shown through our Food With Integrity commitment. And as we grow, our dedication to creating an exceptional experience for our customers is the natural result of cultivating a culture of genuine, rewarding opportunities for our employees.
My friends would describe me as Freindly
How did you get hired? After the third interview or on the spot?
Why Virgin America?5 Answers
Can you tell me how long it took from the time you submitted your online video to the time you got the email to choice a time for your phone interview?
I believe it was a few days !
Did they pay for your flight to do the f2f? Did you get the job? What was it like?
Hey ! They do not pay for you to fly out to the interview , or pay for your hotel. The face to face great. I did pass it , and I am still in the process of going through the pre employment screening. They did a background check after I passed the face to face , and I am in the process of taking my drug test at the moment. The face to face was such a positive experience . Group activities , a presentation, and your one on one interview. They'll watch you the whole time so always stay smiling. They're looking for people confident talking in front of a group of people, but they are not looking for the loudest person in the room. You can tell the employees at Virgin love their jobs. There were about 8 employees there at the interview , along with two flight attendants who are there to answer any questions you may have for them!
Hardest one by Nick: You haven't opened at a store before. What do you do when you arrive? If there isn't any higher ups what do you do?5 Answers
Rely on what you learned in training. But go to/ask the lead on deck. Answer two was talk to someone experienced in opening, as well as common sense/logic/attack tasks based on priority of making the store function. Enough bags available to bag first, a couple loose carts outside second.
I'd listen to this guy if I were you. I know I would.... I'm him. : ]
I agree with the last guy. Awesome advice. But of course, I'm the second guy so that's not exactly the same. But I feel that I can trust the first guy, if you know what I mean. :P
I think the first guy to put down his comment was an idiot. But then again, I'm actually Anonymous 2 and consequently his double. Nevertheless, you ought to listen to the guy who wrote the review and the third guy. They're onto something in my opinion.
First answer was spot on. Although you may not be expected to know everything, hopefully whoever trains you will notice whatever blind spots you have. Maintenance is interesting in that you are essentially autonomous from Front End (oftentimes interact more with other departments and especially the shift leader), although you do check in with the booth for the VerifyPro (VP walk; ancient name is Gleason which it took a long time until I saw just how that was spelled) hourly. Depends on the store procedure for little things (winter we put mats out in the Northeast region while people just trip on them come spring) and some stores only hire Cashier Assistants (CAs) and you work your way to register. Once you are very experienced, there is pretty much no reason to ever be seen standing. (Coworkers probably would be too nice to say something to leadership on it, but likely nudge you to work.) As for Front End procedures, often cleaning the conveyor (our SanE water sanitizer) during those down times. Just be prepared for some crazy number of call-outs/no-shows at the end of the year in states that have paid sick leave where those coworkers seek to use it up! PS I applied to 52 jobs (stores within ~40 mile radius) over the course of 8-9 weeks. Maintenance was the one to hire me. Word of advice is listen to people in other departments if you wish to switch over or cross-train (plenty of time to think about that) there to figure out what is and is not worth doing.
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