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By Anonymous / Thursday 19 January 2012 19:45 / United States
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There are no right or wrong answers, but they are looking for somebody to work for them. So if the question was "Do you drink?" and you put "Yes, even while driving" the answer is not wrong, but you won't get the job :/

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If you have four choices (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree) always use either strongly agree or strongly disagree and always strongly disagree to anything ethically bad for the company (example : "I could over look an employee taking a Coca-cola without paying for it - Strongly disagree)

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^ But if it says, "Have you committed murder?", be sure to answer truthfully. OP, assuming you read this, were you applying for Costco perchance? I failed one because I picked the "right" answer instead of honest answers (like "What would you do if you found $50 in the parking lot? a. Look around to see if anyone's watching, and then pocket it? b. Put it under the windshield wiper of the nearest car, since it probably belongs to whoever was in the car? c. Give it to the manager on duty so they can locate the owner d. ask nearby people if they dropped $50" I lied and said I'd give it to the manager. I think they wanted me to pick a. :P)

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75 - Well that really sucks, because what if the applicant really would give it to the manager? Companies think they're catching people & able to tell who's lying or not, but really they're just making things more complicated.

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89 If you work at a smaller store (like I do), it's easier to keep up with. Also, employees at my company are required to do just that. We can get in trouble if we don't.

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Kimmi should look up the definition of sarcasm ^_^ the only sarcastic part of you comment was the sorry unless of course u were truly sorry in which case u r a COMPLETE dumbass...

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#26 is right. This has happened to me before. I answered the questionnaire with what I thought was right and failed. Second time around, I answered with what they wanted to hear. Six years later, I'm still employed and have not had a single disciplinary action taken against me.

There are no right or wrong answers, but they are looking for somebody to work for them. So if the question was "Do you drink?" and you put "Yes, even while driving" the answer is not wrong, but you won't get the job :/

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A friend of mine doesn't drink and truthfully said 'never' rather than 'sometimes'. The answer was evaluated as a lie because supposedly everybody drinks occasionally... Some tests are flawed as are some people.

It sucks you spent two hours filling out the application, but while they say "there's no right or wrong" they're still going to be looking for specific criteria. For example, if they're looking for someone to work with kids, if you say that kids tend to annoy you, they're not going to pretend to be interested in someone where the job obviously isn't going to fit them. Nonetheless, would have probably been nicer if the system kicked you out once it determined you weren't right for the job so you wouldn't waste two hours. XD

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