I would relate to them on their level. This business is incredibly hard because you deal with sick and dying patients. All these clients want is to be understood. After they are calm we can come to a conclusion.
Minimal honestly. But in school I did contribute sparingly to a newsletter that covered local restaurants in the area. It was a small, college town so it gave me a chance to work pretty closely with the business owners.
Yes, this interview is extremely telling. thrity percent on notice for supposed performance issues, which are not real, they are contrived. You will feel helpless as you watch your manager create and distort your performance. The goal is to move you out. Chances are good your manager who isdistorting your performance and busy moving you out will be under the same corrective action process. Strange secretive organization which is ultimately failing in the marketplace versus competitors.
All true and very accurate. Evaluation system has created a nonproductive environment. Amazing how the managers tasked with putting their people on corrective action sell them out. And it is true, they create very bogus performance critique. It is truly shocking. I have seen instances where the manager himself cutting someone out is then within months, pushed out the door. Hilarious. This organization will be the most disfunctional you will ever work for. The underlying current is so real you can feel it there. There strategies to gain market share are just as equally inept and inneffective. Channel distribution favors competitors. Sad because products are very good and can compete, however they don't in many parts of the country because of incompetent management and flawed ineffective strategies attempted year after year!. It clearly is a throw it against the wall for a couple of years and see if it sticks!
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This posting explains a lot! My hiring manager didn't reveal how many were on notice (corrective action) at any one time and it didn't occur to me to ask. In my position, distributors say eight new faces in ten years. The Bird is the one place I've seen where you can be 100% of plan and be put on notice and once on notice, getting off (aka corrective action) is unlikely. That question should be warning to all. You can do the job and still be put on notice with little understanding as to why.
This was from the personality test. It still cracks me up to this day.
Well, the HONEST answer is True, at least for me and pretty much everyone I know. Lol I don't remember what the "Correct" answer is...
I hate this kind of job application questions and I hate them something fierce! They are so unrealistic in the answer you HAVE to put down. And you have to answer with a "Strongly" in it. It's too bad it took me years of trial and error and no help at all from anyone since they started these quiz questions at the right time for a paper-application taught guy like me to graduate high school in 2001.
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This stuff is a joke because they in a way make you lie in order to pass it. For this question you have to answer strongly disagree because this shows that you can handle stress and can more easily work with people.
I think this is a question to see if you're answering honestly. The obvious answer is true.
It’s an integrity question, if you view this as a target question to force you to lie then you have integrity issues. The answer is True: people do lots of annoying things but that’s again what makes us human. If I see customers going through the store putting items where they are not supposed to be I’ll be annoyed but you know what? I’ll fix it when they leave and I’ll move on because that’s my job and I’ll do it right. I’ll put on my smile and ask them about their day and do they need help with anything and then move on.
It took him an amazingly long time to find the name, and then he did not know the persons title and said something to the effect of "he hasn't been there that long"
No one has really been at Rain Bird that long. They have about a 75% turnover every 3 years. In a sense, the company is really only 4 or 5 years old as the "tribal knowledge" is constantly leaving. You can see this now with the quality problems and the inability to introduce new products into the market place.
Remain calm, relate to situation with personal situation, humor, remind them that a new better update might be available
I'd empathize with the customer, perhaps relating to a game that I've been playing and how devastated I'd be if data had been lost. I'd explain that I would be unable to retrieve the data, but suggest they follow up with the app designer. I'd walk them through finding the information on their app (usually there is some contact info in settings) and encourage them to contact the developer. It is possible that others are experiencing the same issue and the developer is already working on a fix.