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Applebees Bartender/Neighborhood Expert Server was asked...21 July 2013

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

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When applying for a pizza delivery person, one question was how I could benefit from scissors. Less

The idea that this interview question has anything to do with hiring the best employees for a restaurant chain. Less

Funny you should ask that... I just got a text from Friday's saying I got the job I was interviewing for last week - with double the amount of pay I was asking for. Would you like to try and beat their offer ? Less

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Red Lobster

Can you work sundays?

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If you can not work sundays do not even bother going for an interview.

Yes I can work Sunday's

yes i do ,

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HMG Plus

What are the three Ps of His Hospitality?

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(not even Google has an answer to this BS question)

Sounds like a slavery era answer.

Price, People, Property

Lettuce Entertain You

Give us an example of a time you went above and beyond for a customer.

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Sometimes I over hear or somebody talking about a glass of wine or a flavor of ice cream, and without them asking me about it, I just bring them a taste. Less

Never , trying to save my feet and be on the top of my tables , always telling customers about wine more so we can choose the best for them , same about a rest of a items in the menu Less

Hi, Iam always on the top of my tables if I have time I can bring flights of wine or taste of ice cream even call taxi or follow customers to the door and wish them good night or nice day , sometimes I can recommend good places to visit if it’s tourist , Iam open person and trying to help if I can , all about situation on the floor, if it’s crazy busy I trying to save time and my feet, but always making people happy and making sure they will want to come back and see me again Less

Empire City Casino

What's a screwdriver made of?

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Orange juice and vodka


How would you handle a difficult or unhappy guest?

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I would basically"killem with kindness"and do what ever I could to please them and make sure that the problem was solved and that they were satisfied with the service products and outcome 😊 Less

Well by me working at churchs I deal with a lot of unfriendly guests

Famous Dave's

Can you multi-task well?

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Hello yes i can i can work in fast pace i am a great worker i like to get the job done and move on to the next task Less

Better than most.

Hornblower Cruises and Events

What experience do you have?

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9 years seasonal food service , customer service over 22 years, SERV safe certified, NJ bartending school trained and certified, FOH staff and delivery staff at multiple restaurants throughout New Jersey over 20 years, Bachelors degree, Public Relations proficient. Less

Worst experience I've ever had attempting to get a job was with Hornblower Cruises. Being sent home 3 times was great. When the 4th time they have an interview session is not happening because they weren't willing to allow a fourth attempt because of their own bias, I have a big problem with their head of HR. An HR rep Never Willing to even consider a candidate who was going to try hard isn't someone who anyone should be doing any hiring at that company. Less

The Cosmopolitan

Q: How do you handle a situation with a difficult coworker?

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Just Be myself Allow them to go step away for Min to regroup, space is key give couple mins & calmly ask what I and other co workers help Less

I’m calmly manner to ask if they take few mins to diffuse situation, while I continue to take care of guests Until coworker had couple mins to regroup Less


You had 60 seconds to tell them about yourself

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Driven ,charismatic ,people pleaser

What type of drug test is it

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