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If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?63 Answers
Need more info. Are the jelly beans in containers? Do they just need to be out of the plane or are they going to be eaten/sold later?
Order the Cargo Crew to offload the cargo.
You would have to know if the airplane was flying in the air, or parked on the tarmac. If it was flying, I would order the belly of the plane to open up and allow the jelly beans to fall on a poor area so the poor people who were hungry could eat a free snack. If the airplane was parked on the tarmac, I would get volunteers to bring wheel barrels to unload the jelly beans and they could take all that they wanted and share them with friends or coworkers or people who wanted to eat them.
Assuming they are loose jellybeans, and their unloading needs to be managed rather than just dumped on the tarmac ... Start by phoning the people at the other end, of the process. They managed to load an entire plane with jellybeans! Any group that can figure out how to fill a plane with jellybeans may be a big help in undoing this mess.
Put an ad on craigslist "Free jellybeans - won't last. Hurry!". They'll all be gone in no time.
Call all the local elementary and middle schools and schedule a field trip to tour the plane/airport and get free jelly beans. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)
Grab a forklift and start unloading them on to it and make as many trips as necessary to offload the jelly beans.
Find a new job!
The only way this is a problem is if they are loose. One large vacuum cleaner, please.
I would do it. The question is not "how" you would do it.
I'd contact the load master and give clearance to unload the plane. Federal regulations require that all cargo be shipped in containers that can be immobilized during flight. even your luggage is placed in a container when it is loaded to keep it from shifting. The tail and or front of the 747 would then lift and load master's team would unload the plane, I'd be notified when it was completed and notify the shipper that the cargo was received.
Listen to my favorite song on my Bose speakers and call Dr. Dre to clean the mess.
Ask Bose why they think they need to make their speakers even cheaper than they already are by using jelly beans to construct speaker material with.
I'd look into the eyes of the interviewer and say "You need to get out more often."
I would call the Easter Bunny and have him clean up this mess himself, as clearly, he is the only one with the time, energy, and sheer stock of jelly beans to pull off such a stunt!
How do you eat an elephant... one bite at a time. But seriously, I would obviously need more information, where is the plane, how are the jelly beans packed, things like that. The best way I've found is to get this information is to go and look for myself. I'd want to get on site and see what the problem was first hand. Next I'd want to clearly define what needed to happen with the jelly beans, where are they going, who is taking them, do they need to be packaged a certain way. I need to know what the specific metrics of my goal are. Now, once I've figured out what the problem is and I know what the desired end state looks like, I can start assessing what resources I have available to me (time, money, people, equipment) and then plot out a course of action to take me from where I am and where I want to be. From there I would roll up my sleeves and jump in, execute the plan and revise as necessary.
I would put all 747 beans in several big sakcs.
I would do nothing as jellybeans do not require luggage.
Sell all-you-can-eat tickets to kids.
Tell them I want $20 per pound to unload them. Hire a pilot to fly over an ocean, open the door and watch everything get sucked-out. Problem solved.
Set the plane on fire
Am I the only survivor from the plane crash?
I would say, "Sure, I'll get right to it." Then, I would instruct the pilot to fly over the Newark, Ohio headquarters of the Longaberger Basket company where there is the world's largest woven basket on the lawn and tell him to dump his load there on a fly by!
Open all the doors and take off! Done.
Fly the plane over the Pacific ocean. Make sure the pilot has a parachute and safety raft for when he abandons the plane. Make sure the plane crashes and sinks to the deepest depths of the Pacific...commence mini celebratory dance.
Assuming my task is exactly as stated in the question, I only need to unload the jelly beans, I do not need to transfer them into something...I would fly the plane up to 20,000 feet and open the emergency exit. Jelly beans in the rain forecast.
A photo and get the news crews in. Firmly establish a world record then I'm sure by that time there will be plenty of volunteers to sort out unloading it. You never know, somebody may buy it as an art piece
Contact my support team for all-hands on deck; lay out my plan to the team and ask for best practices on how to problem solve potential issues, send out for a bunch of brand new never-been-used janitors' brooms, have all the emergency chutes dropped and sealed at the bottom; have the team and I start sweeping towards the chutes. Have someone seal up the open end and disconnect the chutes from the doors. Alert someone to come carry the filled up chutes to where ever they are to be stored.
Get in touch with people who have experience with such things or some similar matter. I'm thinking a clown college. If they can get all those clowns in one car, they can get all those jelly beans out of the 747 with no problem. Of course, I would have to take bids. "Dr. Who" fans also might have some theory on spacial distortion that would allow for an Easter basket solution and then donate the jelly beans to poor people and get a tax write off.
Call Ronald Reagan's family and invite them to dinner.
Hire a cargo company to be there to unload the palettes into a waiting trucks for delivery.
Find out who loaded the 747 with Jelly Beans and order him to unload it.
After the plane lands, a conveyer belt would be placed under the plane. Then a dispenser would be placed under the beans and it would be set to dispense 25 beans per box as the customer requested. Hit the button and the beans would start dropping into the boxes as the conveyer belt moved along. Once boxed. The boxes would be marked... -->>Ronald Reagan Loves Jelly Beans From there the novelty jelly beans would be shipped to the highest bidder on eBay after creating a bidding war for huge profits. AND THATS HOW JELLY BEAN DISTRIBUTION IS DONE..!!!
Save all the brown ones for DLR
First and foremost... we need to figure out the objective of a 747 full of jelly beans. Marketing strategy? Partnership with Jelly Belly? I would seek these answers from the ones that initially filled the 747. That would take an insane amount of budget and manpower, so obviously the airline had a specific objective in doing so. A good project planner would already have that particular dilemma solved in their project plan.
Get all the kids from nearby schools and tell them free jellybeans.....reminds me of the scene from Lord of War when they land the plane and tell everyone to get ....
I saw a guy pick up a quarter with a fork lift one time. I am sure he would not have any problem with jelly beans.
How much will you pay?
I would park the plane on a steep incline. Set up a conveyor belt at the rear of the plane and then open up the rear most door and deploy the emergency chute allowing the jelly beans to slide into the conveyor and into awaiting trucks.
I will simply upgrade the android in the system.
I'd tie down the person who asked me to do it and won't let him loose until he ate every last one or if something else happens prior . Of course I would lose my job so I'd be filming the entire ordeal and therefore make millions.
Refer to the standard operating procedure manual for unloading specifications for items that meet the criteria similar to jelly beans. Since such a thing probably wouldn't be available, then the jelly beans would remain on the plane until someone wrote up the proper procedures. In a Brooklyn-ish accent, I'd say "Nuddin I can dew abbot it. Tawk to my yoonioun rep Ronnie ovah dere"
Take off with the cargo door open.
I would get paid first, then I would unload the 747.
Jack the nose up a bit and open the back door
I'll ask question for the purpose to unload the jelly bean. Cuz food is more important
Ask you where would you like to put them, then quote you a price.
First I would want to know what the date is. If it wasn't sometime shortly before Easter, I would strongly consider finding a different job because unless it is close to Easter there is not a sane, rational explanation why someone would need a 747 of jellybeans.
I would go get my bean gun and ask them where the target is
I would say " why on earth would you ask such a ridiculous question that is so inappropriate for a job interview?" Oh, and take your job and sh*ve it, thank you very much
I would unload jelly beans same like luggage so it is not a big problem or trouble for me.
I'd ask what a 747 is & if I could please have some jelly beans while I wait for the answer.
Check Punctuation of the request first. Is the 747 Full of Jellybeans, or am I to be Full of jellybeans while I unload a 747, or is "747 Full" a unit of measure used to denote a quantity of jelly beans that are to be unloaded from somewhere else.
How does the internet work?20 Answers
I don't think the Internet works at all, it's more of a play thing.
Series of tubes.
bunch of computers talking to each other through routers and switches
The Internet is that it’s a network of networks that operate around the world as if it were one distinct identity.
The internet, as it is called in the vernacular, is a packet-switched network. This means that each transmission of, for example, a file, is broken onto packets of information, and each one contains the source and destination information, a sequence number that indicates what order the packets are supposed to be re-assembled in, a code that can be used to correct errors or identify bad packets, along with the actual payload data. Special computers called switches and routers read the source and destination data and send the transmitted packet to the correct digital address, ideally by the shortest timewise route, but not always. the many packets that contain a single file may individually be sent along several paths to get to the destination, depending on congestion and load and latencies. The received packets are stored in the destination equipment until all are present and any defective packets have been re-transmitted and received and checked again, then the original file is re-assembled in the correct order for use.
Mostly pretty well. Except for all that spam - but even that would be good if I were a spammer.
The internet does not work. We work my using the internet.
well Internet does not work, it is someone who makes it to work, according to desire.
It doesn't - it's always down. Have you guys here paid your bill ?
Trick question. Only Al Gores knows the answer to that question....
It works alright. It can deliver a lot of bad things too, but I like to think it overall benefits humanity, if not doesn't affect it on a scale of good to bad.
Internet works as per the knowledge of human brains & its provider.
The internet run on cats
Basically due to advertising and communications
Why do you like the company?7 Answers
Basically, I research the information of company on the website that Bridge provided to me. You can find all the information about the company.
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General on my resume and also solutions to the challenges/problems they are facing.5 Answers
I can sense a con as I have given many interviews over time. I kept my answers general in nature.
Yeah, their recruiter that works out of California and the VP seems very incompetent. Had similar experience. Anybody accepting this job is on his own.
Wow, I can second that. They never closed with me as well. The Germany head was a complete control freak.
Wow, this role is still open. Makes it 1 year atleast—hiring manager, HR team and the the company should be ashamed.
The recruiter should be fired
Describe a situation where you showed leadership?4 Answers
Talked about a specific moment in my previous lifeguarding job where I had to step up in an emergency situation.
in july 1992,I was managing a fb ops in Irak.the war with Iran breaks out. and I had no more tomatoes in stock.I have decided to send a truck to Aleppo to purchases 200 kg tomatoes from the local Syrian market.The truck came back in the evening with 200 kg tomatoes on board. well done...!!
in the hospital of Ho chi Minh,where I was in charge of FB ops, one morning my staff refuse to work because they want more salary.I had to yeld at them, saying that they should be happy to work in such well equipped kitchen and using my experience. They all went back to work without any complaints any more.
I am very much interested and motivated for the position offer in your Boston Unit. I am ready to share my FB ops experience from my 5 previous hospital management I have been running in my career,
In an environment of layoffs and restructuring, how do you keep your team motivated?4 Answers
Be open and honest if their roles are in jeopardy. Understand their concerns and answer their questions as best you can. If you do not know, say so. Keep them busy, and involved in important work.
If possible (ie: no lying!), do the following: Tell your best performers, in confidence, that you'll shield them as much as possible providing they continue to produce. Suggest to, or tell, the underperformers that their job may be in jeopardy due to the economy / market / their performance / etc. - they may be able to bail out before the hammer drops. For the entire team, I concur with "Interview Candidates" answer above.
Stay positive, and focus on the work at hand. Keeping busy on important work helps people realize what they are doing is important. An ideal mind is the devil's.... well, you know the old saying. Be sure the physical environment is welcoming. In summer, raise the blinds, clean the common areas of papers and clutter. You will be amazed how much better things look when you take 10 short minutes a day to make the physical environment look better. The sun is out, blue skies, and maybe it's not so bad here. Let people vent. If you are not holding 1-on-1 meetings, then start. Hear people out. Be honest about what you can talk about. Don't sugar coat anything, but give those more junior to you some context and a bigger view. Sure some people will be laid off, but most will remain. Opportunity to do different things will become available. Sure you will work harder, but you will learn, growth, and build your reputation for having a level head in complex times. Lastly, have a plan. Know what you will do as a manager if you have to layoff 1,2 or 3 people. Know how the work will move around. This will allow you act quickly and decisively should things come to that. Having a manager who looks in charge because they already thought it through will go a long way.
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"This is a very hard place to work"3 Answers
Understatement of the decade!
please explain your comment "Very hard place to work for"
Related to role and challenged I forsee and how would I tackle such issues3 Answers
Seems the person they finally hired left within 3 months. Speaks how the team is--I feel lucky that the role wasnt offered to me. Good luck to the new person accepting this role.
Role just opened again, anybody applying please do their due diligence unless you are desperate. In my opinion the leadership is questionable here.
Role is open again. good the last person survived 7 months
Tell me about your experience and where you're going?3 Answers
Not sure why I'd go back into strategy after so many years for a Sr. Director role when I work above the Director level. Do you have anything with P&L responsibility given my P&L management experience?
Derek the recruiter on this should be fired. So should the hiring manager-they are just hoarding resumes and getting free consulting.
Still open :), pathetic recruiting team and the hiring manager.
Offering 20% discount increases sales by 25% - what's the impact on financials, operations, marketing3 Answers
No impact on financials (less revenue from more customers evens out exactly), more work for operations (fulfill more orders), no impact on marketing.
Gross profit margin will decrease. Example: if 100 units are sold at $10 and COGS per unit is $5. Then your margin is 50%. If 20% discount is offered and sales increases by 25%, then 125 units are sold at $8. Then your gross profit margin will reduce to ~37%.
Effect on Operations: more work but will help to clear out inventory and move inventory at a quicker pace.