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OutHouse

Lifer
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Last question.

Say you are going to the cafeteria and notice the coffee pot overflowing. what do you do.

(some of you may remember me asking that question the last time i had to interview)

 

KLin

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Feb 29, 2000
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I would call Maintenance to fix the glitch. :p

Or I would just stop it from overflowing as I am a team player and will always chip in to fix a problem. :thumbsup:
 

Balt

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Originally posted by: Tiles2Tech
Answer: Remove your underwear and use it to wipe up the coffee that has spilled.

Then wring the underwear out over your mouth.

:laugh:
 

geno

Lifer
Dec 26, 1999
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uh, grab the pot, dump it and put it back? *shrug*

There's probably no "right" answer is there?
 

mugs

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Hah... I remember the controversy this caused last time around. :)
 

T2T III

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Answer: Throw the coffee pot out the window. If fellow employees are unresponsible enough to properly make coffee, they don't deserve to drink it. <shrug>

 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: Citrix
Last question.

Say you are going to the cafeteria and notice the coffee pot overflowing. what do you do.

(some of you may remember me asking that question the last time i had to interview)

you call maintenance and get back to work!!!!
 

rh71

No Lifer
Aug 28, 2001
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Where's the trick in this question ? I'd like to know ? I haven't had an interview in 5 years. Anyway, my answer would simply be to unplug/turn off and then walk away.
 

vi edit

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I say you turn off the coffee maker first. If it's over flowing the self-stop sensor is busted or somebody simply put way too much water in it.

Yanking the carafe will just let even more spill out.

So, turn it off, yank out the full one, and put something else under it incase there's a little bit still trickling out.
 

mugs

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Apr 29, 2003
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Originally posted by: rh71
Where's the trick in this question ? I'd like to know ? I haven't had an interview in 5 years. Anyway, my answer would simply be to unplug/turn off and then walk away.

The answer he's looking for is turn it off and clean it up. Last time, most people said they'd call maintenance, and a lot of people here agreed with them and disagreed with Citrix, because they felt their time was too valuable to be spent cleaning up coffee. The thing is, most of them were posting in the thread FROM work, pretty much destroying their point.
 

OutHouse

Lifer
Jun 5, 2000
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Originally posted by: mugs
Originally posted by: rh71
Where's the trick in this question ? I'd like to know ? I haven't had an interview in 5 years. Anyway, my answer would simply be to unplug/turn off and then walk away.

The answer he's looking for is turn it off and clean it up. Last time, most people said they'd call maintenance, and a lot of people here agreed with them and disagreed with Citrix, because they felt their time was too valuable to be spent cleaning up coffee. The thing is, most of them were posting in the thread FROM work, pretty much destroying their point.

DING DING DING... we have a winnar!!!
 

phonemonkey

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I'd make sure I didn't burn my hands on the coffee like I did the last time that happened. Oh yeah, I got marked as being tardy for it as well
:|
 

preslove

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Post a poll thread on ATOT on whether to fix it or not, get into an armument with a troll, look at a dell deal, then call maintenance?
 

Drizzy

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I hate questions in an interview... SOOOO stupid. I was asked what kind of animal I would be. I looked at the lady and said - are you serious? What the hell does that have to do with me doing a good job at your company? Didnt get it. :)
 

Yossarian

Lifer
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I would turn it off to prevent a bigger mess, maybe throw down some paper towels, and call Facilities to clean it up.
 

Feldenak

Lifer
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Depends...at my current job, I'd just stand there and laugh as it made a huge mess. At a place I actually cared about, I'd shut it off and clean it up.