This is inappropriate question, in my opinion, and the answer should not affect the employer's decision making of hiring. This kind of questions stands on the same level as religion and race for a lot of people.
I said that, yes, I could handle the sensitive nature of some of the phone surveys. She continued that I would be given options at times for certain types of surveys, meaning I could opt out of anything that I felt uncomfortable with.
No I cannot wear high heels on a daily basis, due to a recent surgery in March 2013 to repair my hip cartilage. I am happy to wear heels for short time periods, should a store visit or special event occur.
Oof, sort of a negative downer of an answer. "Maybe say you delight in wearing heals, but your doctor has warned you to limit the length of time required from my recent hip repair surgery. Does my answer concern you? I know there are a number of options that will still promote the professionalism of high heels while not technically being so." Anything better than saying grouchily no, thanks for reminding me.
Parapharsing as was a while ago, but basically I said it depended on circumstances. That I took my work seriously and wouldn't allow deadlines to go unmet for the sake of trivial personal matters, but that nothing in my life was more important than my family and there were definitely situations under which work would take second priority. Especially things having to do with my immediate families health and their well being.
I dislike office politics associated with empire-building and personal gain, rather than getting the work done. In my career, I've had to deal with a fair share of it. I don't like it, but I can deal with it.
Declined to answer, knowing that the Director was a severely conservative Republican due to his anti-Obama comments and GOP elephant pin he wore on his suit lapel...he's NOT the sharpest knife in the drawer.