How would you answer this personality question on a job survey?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by Sparda29, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    There are always these dumbass questions that make no sense and seem to be trick questions. Here it is:

    "When a coworker breaks the rules, I typically":

    A - Get very upset and say something to the person.
    B - Get very upset and say nothing.
    C - Get somewhat upset about it but let it go.
    D - As long as I'm not affected, it doesn't bother me.
    E - I have no previous work experience.

    I mean what the ****. The best answer to this scenario isn't even on it. (I'd think the best answer is, "say something without getting upset".)
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  3. PharmDstudent

    PharmDstudent 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    That looks like an anger management question, mmmkay?


    (In that respect, the best answer is "C".)
  4. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    The correct answer is to write out "none of the above" and explain that it depends on the rule that was broken. Did the person steal a percocet? That's option A. Did the person eat an extra cannoli at the company picnic when there was a limit of one per person? The answer to that is...who cares.

    This is another example of why HR people are retards. They actually ask idiotic, closed-ended **** like this.
    BidingMyTime likes this.
  5. pharmacisttobe

    pharmacisttobe 2+ Year Member

    May 8, 2009
    Reminds me of when I applied to Target back in the day as a P1! In real life I would say something without getting upset but that answer choice isn't available usually on those questionnaires. So that's one question I won't get right.
  6. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    And I would too, but its a damned electronic application.
  7. Ackj

    Ackj 7+ Year Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    See? Who says all those "choose the best answer" multiple choice P&T questions didn't translate to anything in the real world?
  8. cycloketocaine

    cycloketocaine 7+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    The Boonies
    Lol, you're applying to a HCA facility.
  9. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    No idea what an HCA facility is, but I think this place was somewhere in Texas.
  10. delmier776

    delmier776 5+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    I despise electronic applications. C is the best of those terrible answers, to me. Don't think you want to admit to getting "very upset" nor would you want to admit to it "not bothering" you. Still, those choices are awful.
  11. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Man, the other thing I hate are the screening questions that automatically disqualify your application. Like, I'm applying for a pharmacy intern position, and the question asks, are you currently in pharmacy school. If you answer no, it throws out your app. So I had to answer yes, but then say I graduated in 2012 on the next question. Dumbass internet applications.

    My favorite applications are those that are only one page long, don't use any special programs so you can have all the fields pre-filled, and at the end simply require you to upload your resume or copy/paste.
  12. Rockinacoustic

    Rockinacoustic 7+ Year Member

    If you're licensed why are you applying for a pharmacy intern... oh wait, Sparda, *shots*
  13. nycrxdream

    nycrxdream Scholar 5+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    New York
    He is a grad intern, he probably needs to wait for the naplex results.
  14. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    I'm not licensed, I still gotta take NAPLEX and MPJE, they are just taking forever to get this damned ATT to me. Wanna work as a grad intern so I can make some money.
  15. docisin

    docisin 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    I can't stand these types of tests too ... I just finished taking a HCA test and this was on it
  16. ldiot

    ldiot 2+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2015
    Miami, FL
    Either A or C. I'd think I'd put C. D says that you don't care about the "team" and A & B uses the word "very". I wouldn't want to work with someone who is more likely to get "very upset".

    Who knows though... what if they mean that the coworker is drunk on the job? Then it's A...
  17. Dred Pirate

    Dred Pirate 2+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    I had this exact same question to - Florida Hospitals
  18. CynicalIntern

    CynicalIntern 7+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Not that Sparda is still looking for the answer to this question anymore, but since the test was revived: I would just answer "I have no previous work experience"

    Assumedly there's another question on the application that indicates you do have work experience. Likewise, it's probably fair that the "I have no prior work experience" is an option on multiple questions. Each of them is not going to be a "punt the application" question, because that's a waste of programming. And all of the other answers are equally likely to be a bad answer. So answer the question incorrectly, and if they ask you about it later, explain "all the answers were terrible, so I went with the one that I felt was most applicable to my situation. As I have no work experience at your company, it was at least a partial truth - none of the other options remotely resembled how I would react"
  19. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    4th Dimension
    These tests aren't meant to be actual personality tests, they're meant to see how good you are at playing by the rules. If you can't even fake it for a test, you're definitely going to be trouble in the workplace.
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  20. CUpharmD2013

    CUpharmD2013 7+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    I took one of these last night and chose A. I don't think they want to hire anyone who observes someone breaking the rules and just lets it slide.
  21. Ackj

    Ackj 7+ Year Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Definitely A. If you find out that your partner dispensed a vial instead of kwikpen, you had better be very upset and contact everyone from your DM to LP to legal.
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  22. BidingMyTime

    BidingMyTime Lost Shaker Of Salt 10+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    And that would be Sparda, he never follows rules. Speaking of which, I haven't seen Sparda around here for quite awhile, makes me worried he got arrested or worse.
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