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RFI Comm. & Security Systems
Payroll Manager was asked...3 September 2017

Everyone was kind in the interviews. They have FOX NEWS playing in the lobby while waiting for your appointment which was rather daunting. i.e. "How can I ever work for someone with a FOX NEWS brainwashed mentality. That part was the scariest of all. They make you take a basic accounting principals written exam and then a 'Personality / Culture Examination' They won't tell you but I guess I failed the culture exam because after round 3 of interviews with the CEO and Board, they loved me but after the 'Culture Exam' I didn't hear back for a month. They did low ball the pay rate during discussion. In the end, I am happy that I wasn't selected. You see, my neighbor watches FOX NEWS religiously and we get into some heated arguments... I cannot imagine keeping my mouth shut when the CEO is of the same mindset. If you really want to work for them, learn how to cheat on the personality / culture fit exam.

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Really? Fox News is where you draw the line? And the North Korea comment is just unbelievable. Less

So you judge someone's business ethics and personality by what they watch on tv. Sounds like you have some bitterness and other liberal issues you need to let go of. Focus on getting the job!! Make some money and trend your own garden. Life is Too $hort. Less

I'm happy that I didn't go to work for someone who plays FOX NEWS in their lobby... yikes ! That reminds me of North Korea... Where all TVs must be turned on to hear 'the great leaders' comments 24/7 Less

General Dental Council

How would I deal with an irate employee

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Keep calm

Apologize the customer irrespective of whose mistake it is!! Slowly analyze the problem and once you come to conclusion speak the truth and make him understand about where the mistake has been taken place and show him the possible ways to rectify / correct the error. Make sure to assure the customer if mistake has been happened from our end confirm him / her that it will not repeat again in future. Less

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Greater Omaha Packing

They asked what I knew about using very specific systems. Kept saying the person that was in the role before created a huge mess.

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I have only worked with one system.

Failed to answer the question. Never talk down about your past coworkers.

American Oncology Network

Describe your experience? What are your daily duties?

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Mostly of my experience is broad, because I' been working in the Nursing field since 1984 and my experience with oncology is not been directly on a setting with Oncology conditions only, but I had patients with Oncology conditions, Heart problems, Diabetes, CVA where I collected specimens and sent this specimens to the Laboratory, all my employment with patients were at Internal Medicine, Nursing Facilities and hospitals, Ambulatory clinics, Long term care facilities and more. Less

I believe you may have a training period, where the Nurse will be capable to learn and practice to perform a good job, we always learn wherever we go to work, but I believe you are expecting someone to know and been exposed directly to the Oncology branch . Is there is any time for training ? Less

Whole Foods Market

How would my time be managed between the two locations?

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I would use prioritization.

I would manage my time between the two locations by listening to radio in my car while driving to the other location. Less


Tell me about your self?

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• I am highly effective at being able to work under pressure. For example, in my current job I was always given three time-sensitive tasks to complete each week. If I failed to deliver on each task, the company suffered, so I learnt to multi-task effectively and play my working day to ensure each task was completed on time and to the correct standard. Less

iProcess Online

What kind of experience do you have with payroll?

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I don't have much experience with payroll.

I have 4 year experience

Penn Highlands Healthcare

Various interview questions around how I would fit with management. Did not meet with the team

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Talked open with them. I was told that I was what they were looking for and that I would make a good addition. Less

Bronte Construction

Experience in construction payrolls

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Mentioned the companies in construction I did payroll for and what I did to improve them. Less

Winthrop University

Why did you leave your last role

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