I supervised Federal income tax audits, directed audits of contractors and engineering firm, managed multiple internal and external audits of division, and direct experience in multiple regulatory audits.
Because there is fiber cable that tunnel between buildings and having manhole allows people to pull new cable but these manhole also need security which is why if you pull the cover off an alarm will go off tell someone that's it has been open. Also there is normal a second lock as well before you can get into most manholes.
good question, could be because squares are more expensive and use more material since a circular shape would have less surface area, also maybe easier to create in factories.
I'd imagine you can get it to the hole easier by rolling it on edge, it wouldn't chafe/snag the wires pulling things down the hole and it's harder for a vehicle to snag a corner or sharp edge driving over it. But what do I know ... Lol
To bang it
Round covers can't fall into the opening where as a square cover can be turned slightly and actually fall through the opening
Its better to increase customer base by 1%(if you can) because 1% increase in price might result in less people buying your product and you will not benefit from the raise. If you increase your customer base, even at the same price you will get more profit.
increase price by 1% because the money will go straight into the bottom line.
That depends on how elastic the product you sell is. If the product you sell, for example lets say cigerattes(relatively inelastic demand), it would probably be better to increase price. However, if it is something that is more elastic it would be better to increase the customer base.
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A 1% increase in price is pretty straightforward, generally going directly to the bottom line. So say a $1 increase in profits on a $100 base. A 1% increase in customer base depends on the situation. If for instance you were talking about a 1% increase in hardware base vs. price, there might be 5% or 5¢ which drops to the bottom line. However, a 1% increase in volume might also drop your overall cost per unit by up to 25%. Now you are at 30¢. Just as important that 1% increase in sales might also increase other high margin ancillary sales (software, consumables, maintenance, etc.) which can actually make a bigger difference. So let's say sell an equal amount of these add-ons at a 60% net margin thereby adding another 60¢. Now you are at 90¢ vs. $1. Say those consumables are both high margin and ongoing (e.g. razorblades), increasing the customer base leads to an upgrade a few years down the road, it might also lead to a lower cost of capital or higher stock valuation than the 1% increase in price, and of course you can potentially also increase prices down the road. Now all of a sudden the 1% increase in customer base is looking like the better option. So in the end, as usual, the better choice depends on the specifics of the situation.
I hate these type of questions because it assumes that in all my years of customer service that I have lost sleep over some irate customer and their demands. Having worked in healthcare for a longtime, I have dealt with more than my fair share of angry, hurtful, difficult people and rolled right from that call to the next without losing sleep. Apparently, this will always hurt me because I can't conjure up some super CSR BS answer to this question.
This is a usual question when you are applying for a customer service position. Actually, this is a very easy question, they just want to know: how the situation started?, what did you dea with it?, and final, what were the results of that? You can skip 10 to 20 minutes of questioning if you answered correctly this question.
I explained the database, however describing something technical in detail is better explained with an actual sample of the work.
I created an Access database to find potentially mis-characterized 3-phase outages that were really only 1 or 2 phase outages, not all 3 phases. (By finding errors in outage records and correcting them, I could reduce the company's outage metrics and that means better electric system reliability scores.) All the data elements needed existed in several different standalone sources that could not communicate with each other, so I made my own database linked to the other sources, made some translation maps to account for differences in naming conventions between the sources, and designed the queries, forms, and reports to find the outage record errors. It not only improved outage metrics, it became a training tool to show dispatchers that they were making errors that distorted our reliability scores. Once they saw it in black and white, they became more diligent and accurate in recording outages.
stupid question as you're never going to get a good or honest answer from a candidate
This question is to screen out unprepared candidates (didn't care enough to even prep for the obvious questions) and the stupid (those that will tell you something inappropriate, like "I'm disorganized"). I"ve interviewed a lot of people and yes, this really does happen.