Discussion in 'Science Technicians - General Discussion' started by KerryLoz, Mar 14, 2019.
Ah but which is the correct way.
that should be the ultimate question - under or over?
I really don't like our interview questions, they are so basic. One person turned down job as he said we wern't 'formal & professional' enough Hehe.
We also get candidates to carry out small practical task and show them around & have a cuppa with them in the science staff room when everyone in & out at breaktime, so they can all give input.
They have to pass the 'washing up test' though. Do they just leave their cup , take it to the sink or go to the sink & wash it up.
Apparently, part of the reason I got this job many moons ago, was I not only washed up my cup but gathered some others up & washed them! It wasn't intentional to impress, just used to being a Mum!
Also I had stinking cold & asked if ok to open a window to sit near so everyone else didn't catch it. Common decency I thought, but they were very impressed LOL.
Also they all laughed when in the interview I was asked why I had applied for the job I said 'God knows, it looks crazy!'
Over. Obviously. The other way....well....there lies chaos
The original patent has a diagram, the paper goes over the top and hangs down.
My son alwasy does it under on purpose to hear me shout!
oops, Always...see? Just the thought of 'under' puts my head in a spin.
You're lucky, my sons, and daughters, and husband don't even know how the damn thing works!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL, I knew someone would say that! We have one of those stands. They only have to slip it on so no effort required.
I always put a spare roll out when I notice it running low but my son just starts that, doesn't bother putting it on the holder
If husband * doesn't learn soon, I'm going to make him use the garden, (no make that next door's garden)
*kids all left home, well I barred them, for forgetting to replace loo roll
I once went out with this single Dad who came back from the loo looking astounded & said " did you change the loo roll?", when I said yes, he hugged me & said, "no one has done that except me in this house for about 20 years!"!
Also depends whether they were carrying coconuts. Would affect the air speed velocity
Over - it's right there in the patent document!
I apologise to KerryLoz for hijacking the thread.
In tech interviews here the senior tech shows the candidate around the science building and there is also a tea break in the science staff room. This gives people a chance to interact on a slightly more casual/relaxed basis and find out a little more about them
Takes me back there Alan - used to be Chair of govs for 10+ years (small primary) & the interview panel was usually Head, deputy, me. Took me YEARS to fully convince them that the actual answers the candidates gave didn't really matter - what we needed to find out was how well we thought they'd fit into the existing team
Sooooo - the biscuit question is ideal - & if they choose anything other than Hobnob's be suspicious, verrrrry suspicious
Well i'd be right out! It'd have to be chocolate digestive, hobnob, millionaires then apple.
But if the apple was granny smith it might move above the shortbread.
I suppose the most constructive question i was asked..."describe COSHH". I was the only candidate to do so in detail and got the job. All other questions posed to me have either been generic or obscure/humorous which are easy enough to fabric the kind of answers that tick the box.
That it does
But I want a custard cream!
At least you are not challenging them to a tea duel!
In a similar define SCART without gogglein
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