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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.
If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, how many games would need to be played to determine the winner63 Answers
Before I could figure that out, I'd need to know whether the # of participants represents the number of individuals on larger teams, or the number of teams
A specific numerical answer can be given, but there are multiple ways the tournament can be setup, for example, are there play-in games, byes, etc. I would think the question is being given to a manager to see how they think and process, and then come up with a specific numerical answer, as opposed to just a math problem.
It can be just one game. A huge mock battle.
5,622. Assuming it is a single elimination tournament. All teams lose one game except the champs. It's always # of teams - 1
if each team plays until it loses in one(team)-on-one(team) contests, the answer is ln(5623)/ln(2)
Assuming it is a simple process of elimination, it takes 5622 losers to get 1 winner from 5623 participants. So, it would require 5622 games.
Assuming it is a simple process of elimination, it takes 5622 losers to get 1 winner from 5623 participants. So, it would require 5622 games.
if it's a 1:1 type draw, then # rounds = (5623)**x where x is base 2. a good answer is between 12 and 13 rounds. 2**12 = 4096 so I'd draw up 13 rounds and give out 1,527 byes.
There is no true answer as the question is very open ended. The interviewer is probably looking at task delegation, management and creativity skills.
One game, all players participate.
If participants equal number of teams involved, think power of 2.
The interviewer is not looking for the right answer because there can be many. What he/she is looking for is your logical approach in solving the answer. So you could start by probing more is first I would like to understand if 5,623 participants represent the number of team or individuals. Then ask the next logical question based on the answer.
Everyone who didn't ask a follow up question except Mike is right. The question says, "if YOU had ...". This requires no follow up questions, because YOU should decide how YOU are going to operate YOUR tournament. Why would Mike or any of the others think it's someone else's job to organize his/her tournament.
Oh just a follow up. My tournament would be held in the top of a hardly dormant volcano. Everyone would get a backpack full of grenades and the first one out of the crater without dying wins. That makes 1 game. Also, I think most participants who got out of the volcano alive would consider themselves winners, but only one would get to keep the gold plated dancing chiquita banana. Yipee!!!! I'm right too! Take that Mike!
it'd be one game if it was a battle to the DEATH
I agree with Nancy there is no strict answer to this question it is all about problem solving. First thing to do is to get more information, if it is not forthcoming then make assumptions, as an interviewer I would not be impressed if the candidate didn't ask for more information, although I probably would not supply any more. Then looking for a logical (and humane) answer which is substantiated with appropriate reasoning. Ie number of people on a team, game being played, what is required to win a match, are there several games in a match? knockout style tornamant sounds like a good approach.
I agree with Mike. Just show the interviewer how you think and how you will tackle the problem in a colloborative environment
I agree with the very first response. Many of you are perhaps making the assumption that this is a one-on-one tournament such as singles tennis. Isn't it possible the question could refer to a soccer or basketball tournament where there are multiple players on each team? That would certainly bring the number of games to be played down considerably.
I'd give an approximate answer, stating my assumptions. The question asked is not the number of rounds (2 people per game: log base 2, giving approximately 13 rounds with everyone playing at least one game ) - it's the number of games. So, if two people per game, then it's the sum of 5623/2 + 5623/4 + 5623/8 + 5623/16 + ... The limit of this is not something I know off the top of my head, but it's less than 5623. Also, interestingly, you need to account for the original number being odd. That could be accommodated in a number of ways, none of them straightforward.
5622 ... if based on elimination between 2.
I personally agree with most of you. If you read the posts here, you see all types of answers. Some say "1". Short and simple rules to a simple game. Others have posted all types of formulas and methods to figure out a process. The answers here are all a good example of different minds using different means to find an end. Those different answers are what a good interviewer would be looking for. If the job needs a person that is logical and takes time to plan things out, or perhaps someone that needs to think fast on their feet. That kind of question could come in handy for any kind of interview in my opinion.
I think the interviewer is asking you to ask for more information, ask three qualifieng questions to be exact in order to show you have the probing skills to fully understand a customers situation or company problem and have the ability to ask the appropriate questions to or to get the help to solve. Question 1) How many players are allowed per round? Question 2) Is there a time restriction on these rounds? (Daylight or Night as well) Question 3) Are there going to be different classes for the golfers? Are we taking handicaps into consideration? I guess there could be more questions but chances are the interviewer would stop you after the third question.
The correct answer is: "I didn't come here to play bulls**t games for 8 hours, you Mac-slinging hipster. Ask me a real question."
5622....................................assuming single elimination
5623 is a prime number. Good luck dividing into even teams. Also, there is no use of the word "minimum" in the original question. This question is a good example of a problem with no absolute answer. If I were to ask this of an interview candidate (which I wouldn't because I think subjective questions are mostly a waste of time for everyone involved), I would look for someone who can: A) Ask questions to pin down a few details. B) Formulate options. C) Suggest options with recommendation and take feedback. D) Execute (pretty hard to demonstrate in the 10 minutes max I'd give this). p.s. I'd hire chapped. Good answer!
Depends on the numbers of players per team.
'Excuse me, I'm just waiting for excel to open and my math wiz buddy in accounts to pick up to verify my calculation. I'll get back to you in two minutes with the answer.'
'Excuse me, I'm just waiting for excel to open and my math wiz buddy in accounts to pick up to verify my calculation. I'll get back to you in two minutes with the answer.'
I would try and be creative and put my suggestions in front of them while I give them a reason for all the options that I choose. For instance, I'd say I would create 5 levels for each game as adding more levels makes the game more challenging and interesting. I wouldn't want to set up too many games as it would require a lot of overhead using up a lot of resources for organizing large number of games. Hence, in each round I would eliminate 20 participants. That would make 100 players getting eliminated after every game. After every 10 games, I would allow all the eliminated contestants to battle it out and 15 can re-enter the game as the eliminated ones would get a chance to observe, learn, refresh and get a second chance... (The interviewer might stop me eventually before it gets too long). Even though my answer was too long, I think I would show them how my logical thinking works. They would see that I am thinking aloud and in the end all that matters is how we approach the problem rather than giving them a vague answer with no reasoning.
Oh and I agree with Toasty, I would hire chapped :) I like the way they think.
Oh and I agree with Toasty, I would hire chapped :) I like the way they think.
i dont know how everybody else thinks butI divided by two with an extra game for when the number is odd and came up with 5627. the question was straight forward, " How many games"....
I would have been startled as well, just reading it. Congrats on keeping your calm! My intuitive answer would have probably been: Game theory - 1 or rather none - when it's a battle to death everyone loses, even the winner (last man standing, howling at the moon). I would have likened it to the company and customer situation - in good company EVERYONE is a winner (win-win scenario). Good luck with your endeavors!
1. I think, this question is for a management position. The size of team is given as a too big random number. One cannot control a team of 5627. Divide them in a measure size, e.g size of 10 or 20 (any measureble size). With 10, there will ve 563, which can be further divided into 10, leading to apx 57. that can be futher divided into 10, leaving it to 6 teams. proformance/ goals can be set and can be evaluated later. 2. or do a marathon.
None. Our PC world demands everyone gets a trophy.
********************* Keep in mind the position, Nathaniel is right. YOU are organizing the tournament, make a rational decision and describe it. Your answer should be formulated to convey a skill. For example I might suggest something like this: 1 on 1 round robin, 5,623 players, SUM(1+2+3+...+5621+5622) games Quick and simple, shows some knowledge of algorithms but not very practical. The 1st participant plays 5622 others, the 2nd plays 5621, until the 5622nd plays 1 (5623rd participant). Notice you don't add 5623. Participant with the most wins is the champion.
Supposed it is a single elimination. should be 5626 games because the first row would be 5623/2 = 2811.5 which means 1 person must be going to the next round to compete therefore we will have 2812 contestants then the second row would be 2812/2 = 1406 the third row would be 1406/2 = 703(odd number which means the one of them is going to the next round without a fight. ect...
I believe I would have responded with "Is that how many applicants there are for this job?" Followed by "One game, one victor."
Before answering you should read the interview report this question is linked from, where the question is explained in more detail -- """If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, and each participant had to play games until he/she one or lost, and every game had a winner and loser, how many games would have to be played in order to determine the winner of the tournament""" So it's pretty unambiguous: Participants are individuals; the tournament is single elimination; games involve just two parties (a winner and a loser.) The question doesn't ask about the number of rounds involved, nor about timeframe. Just the sheer number of games. So we're left with an answer of 5622 games (because every game has one and only one loser and 5623 - 1 participants need to lose for there to be a single participant left as the winner, so that's how many games there must be.)
Assuming in each game "n" people participate and there is just one winner in a game. If N is the total number of people (in this case 5623), then the approximate number of games would be: log(N)/log(g) -1
After each round, you would have half the number that started the previous round; except if it were an odd number it would he half + 1. So 13 rounds. 2812 1 1406 2 703 3 352 4 176 5 88 6 44 7 22 8 11 9 6 10 3 11 2 12 1 13
It is far simpler than you guys are making it out to be. In ALL single elimination tournaments there is one less game than the number of participants. Because in every game 1 team gets eliminated. And at the end 1 team has to be left standing.
This will be a detailed explanation. Since they're asking for a tournament, that means one on one matches, and eliminations of 'participants' or players. With such a large number doing a round robin style tournament would not be very efficient, as every player would have to play every other player, ((N-1)^2)/2 =15,803,442 matches. I would first start to get more details of the tournament. If it were up to me to design the tournament and easily determine the number of matches, I would go with single elimination bracket because since its based on power of 2. Contrary to what what Bob InNorCal did, you dont start halving the at the beginning with 5623, because its not power of 2. You will get to a point where there wont be even numbers, and BYEs will have to be given, it would be unfair to give byes out at the end or middle of the tournament, players would complain that others got BYEs and they didnt. Detailed Explaination: In a single elimination bracket, the brackets end with 1 match between 2 players, then 2 matches and 4 player, and eventually for this tournament, 4096 matches between 8192 players. But since we dont have 8192 players, there will have to be BYEs which wont count as matches. In this case we'll have to use a 8192 single bracket, with the first 4096 players spread every other position then the last 1527 players spread evenly throughout the bracket and the remaining 2569 positions are BYEs (4096 + 1527 + 2569 = 8192). Here are how the rounds look like: A - 1527 matches, (4096 matches was suppose to happen, but 2569 BYEs are no counted) B - 2048 matches, C - 1024 matches, D - 512 matches, E - 256 matches, F - 128 matches, G - 64 matches, H - 32 matches, I - 16 matches, J - 8 matches, K - 4 matches L - 2 matches, M - 1 match From round B-M, its (2^12)-1 = 4095, so with Round A, its 4095+1527=5622. The calculated answer 5622 is one match less than the number of participants. However, just because its easy with single elimination to determine the number of matches, does not mean that it is what they initially asked, conversing with the interviewer for more details of the tournament is important. If the interviewer said it was a double elimination tournament then a player would have to lose twice in the bracket to be eliminated from the tournament. Depending on the number of players and the placement of the BYEs, then calculating the number of matches in a true double elimination maybe difficult. Also in Double Elimination, the winner maybe won by someone without a loss or with 1 loss, the winner without a loss means one less game.
it is assumed that the competition is a head to head knockout competition like wimbledon. the only correct answer is 5,622. the quickest and smartest way to get that answer is to see that in a knockout tournament every body loses once and only once, except the winner. in every match, one person loses. therefore the number of matches required equals the number of players minus 1. PaulO, Jordan, madhur, simplebrain and key2success you are all hired!
How many games are played? Well all of them of course, how else do you find the winner.
It need only one game to find the winner
If it is your game you can appoint a winner without playing any games. Then 0 is a possible answer. 1 is also a viable answer, if it is a game of life and death it is possible that no one lives then there are no winners on the first round. Such as a game that on the first round were everybody is exposed to a nuclear blast. Even those exposed to the fall out might be considered losers. A game like chess where you eliminate draw contestant then 1 round to 13 rounds would be required. You could divide by 2 to get the rounds or use logarithms to convert 2**13 which is greater than 5,623 to a log equation such as log(5,623)/log(2). Potentially everybody can loose on the first round because of the draw rule and the person with the bye on the first round can loose because they have no one to play to win. You can change the rules so that infinite rounds are required to determine a winner. One way to do this is to increase the elimination rounds so that it approaches infinity. As this goes on your interviewers glaze over and fall to sleep and when they wake up they decide not to give you the job.
This can be poker tournament (as too many players). From 5-7 people - one wins. This can keep number of games to reasonable limit.
Depends on how many rounds there are to determine a winner. Logical answer here could be 5623
There would be 5613 head-to-head games cosisting of 12 rounds with one team receiving a bye in each round except the fourth round, the tenth round, and, of course, the twelfth round.
Assuming the tournament is Mortal Kombat everyone knows that earth realm has to win because out realm is evil and evil... Sucks. No games necessary.
What kind of tournament?
There will be 2 games. The first game is a question: Would you like to play a game? Which is then followed by the second game - one involving thrones.
The simple answer is Number of Teams minus ONE. Simplified, a four team bracket plays 3 games.
All of them.
How many people using facebook in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday?50 Answers
Depends which year, particularly if you are asking about any Friday prior to 2005, for example. In general, the question is unanswerable, since anyone using the internet, in any application whatsoever, is "using" Facebook, which also contributes data and information to the internet. If you are striving to determine how many people are actually "on" FB at 2:30pm on a Friday, I would venture a guess that perhaps 10% of the population is actually on-line on FB at that time. Interesting question, but the parameters are rather indeterminate.
About 60 percent of adults (18+) Americans have a Facebook account. But we're talking San Francisco here--the Valhalla of Nerdery and all things internet--so lets bump that up to 80 percent (this 30 percent increase is justified by the fact that SF is 30 percent geekier than anywhere else...). For purposes of the question, let's limit this explicitly to the city of San Francisco--not the entire Bay Area. At night, SF is about 800,000 people strong. Let's assume a little over 20 percent of that population is either too old or young to use Facebook (it would be higher if mothers hadn't taken off FB...). Let's say that leaves 600,000 people (note: working with round numbers is better for these sorts of things). But then we have to take into account the fact people commute to and from SF! Nerds pour out into the South Bay, suits (e.g., bankers) come in from the East. I suspect the city population swells by 50 percent. If we toss in tourists and conference goers and everything else, 1 million people are in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday. Eighty percent of those people use Facebook, so we have 800,000 possible Facebook users at that time. The final step is to figure out what percent of the 800,000 are using Facebook at 2:30pm. It's later in the day so I suspect it will be higher than at 11:00am. But I don't really have a good baseline to judge. When I walk around my office, roughly 10 to 20 percent of screens I see as around the office are on some non-work related thing at any time. Let's call that 15 percent and assume that all non-work related surfing by FB users includes some sort of use of FB. That means 120,000 people are using FB at 2:30pm on Friday in San Francisco.
This is good feedback, but i'd also be curious to know why Facebook and not Google +?
"How many people on facebook...." 4, 573, 210. Prove me wrong.
To Barney, the population of SF is only about 800,000.
All of them. Facebook's corporate HQ is in Menlo Park, a suburb of San Francisco. So, anyone using Facebook is using "Facebook in San Francisco".
Let me google that for you. If the answer isn't readily available, I'll E-mail someone at facebook analytics. No one will surmise a closer answer.
Let's Ask Jeeves.
Answer?... more than are using Google+
I think that there can only be one motive behind asking such a stupendous question, i.e., to see your thought process, and to see your assumptions behind your guesses, how deeply did you think about the problem, how many dimensions did you look at, before formulating a 'plan'? Such questions are best tackled by doing a quick internal-brainstorm session while thinking aloud~so that your interviewer also gets a glimpse of your inner-mind's working. In this respect, i think that GBAD has done a good job of making his/her assumptions clearer than the rest of us.
Aditya is correct, although fascinating how many ppl show their lack of problem solving, including GBAD. Extra bonus points for Tim's answer, because he probably answered the question that created the question in real life. "The final step is to figure out what percent of the 800,000 are using Facebook at 2:30pm" Actually no, you already said that was the night population of SF, so therefore you're basis is way off. Many more people work in SF during the day than live at night, so toss the 800k figure out to start. And Daniel Gullo, decent answer, but the question didn't ask what percentage of users were in SF. That's what you answered. So... let's see. I'd guess there to be around 1.5m people in SF on a random Friday @ 2:30, maybe 10% of which are actually on FB. Easy as pie answer of 150,000. Correct or not, the logic is strong, and that's the point.
God, Is that really strong logic? Where did you get the 10%? I would think that at 2:30 on a Friday more than 10% of the working population have Friday-itis and are surfing facebook to plan their weekend
A; Who cares I'm not one of them! I'm still at work!
The answer is-- The number of people on Facebook in SF minus the number of people not using Facebook at 2:30 that Friday
@God, Daniel answered the question in a clever way, but somehow you missed it, despite your all-seeing nature. He simply read the question with a different emphasis: How many people using *facebook in San Francisco* at 2:30pm on a Friday? rather than *How many people using facebook* in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday?
I would have been inclined to ask a "qualifying question" - What problem are you trying to solve? If as I suspect Tim's presumption is correct, perhaps the interviewer would have admitted it and then you could offer your expertise in correcting that condition.
there is no right or wrong way to approach the answer to this question. There is also no right or wrong answer. They only want to see what logic you are using to come up with the number. It is a similar question that I believ Microsoft, it could be Google though, asks when asking how much would you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle. you can multiple and divide and subtract and add the population by the work force, avg height of the building, and come up with a number, or yo can simly say 10 bucks a window.
I compare these oddball questions to the Men in Black Scene where J is trying out against the "best of the best"......these companies are trying to find the out of the box thinkers. Many seem to use their education, assumptions, statistics, logic, and deduction to come up with the answers. Answering the question is the first mistake most interviewee's are making. I think these big companies would probably hire Tim first over GBAD. Why Tims? There's no way Google could argue nor find flaw in that statement. They know where Google+ stands, and they can't disprove that as false. Whereas GBAD, they'll probably start questioning him on where he came up with the stats. It's not about the right answers, it's about how they can prove you wrong. So don't let them prove you wrong.
@AL: you're right to point out that these questions can be used to assess creativity. but more often than not, when asked by a big company like google or any of the consultancies, they want an answer. they want to see how you make assumptions--even if the final number if way off. if you can sprinkle in some creative bits, that helps. but you typically need a number at the end.
All of them. Meaning people. Who else would be accessing Facebook in the first place, a dog, cat, squirrel? It's like the question asked when passing a cemetery...How many people are buried there?...Silly fools. All of them. LOL.
All of them. Melissa is right, oldest most logical answer out there.
Will go with Melissa on this as most people are offering answers to the question "How many people are using facebook" instead of "How many people using facebook".
Simply put many people. Are we talking about people that live in SF as well as people born there that live elsewhere? Is this including people on planes travelling elsewhere on facebook? For how long does the user have to be on facebook to be included? 2 guards......one holds the door to life and freedom, the other death. You can ask one question to one guard. What question do you ask?
Well, Siri didn't know.
Me: None Interviewer: How could you ever know that? Me: San Francisco is far too techsavy to use such an outdated technology, they're on google+
GBAD's approach is correct. This type of interview question is referred to as a brain teaser. Most of the large management consulting firms throw these types of questions at you, along with business cases that require you to compute numbers and rationalize your way to a solution. The interviewer is not interested in the answer you come up with here. He is interested in the thought process and your analytical problem-solving skills used to find an answer. A similar question used is: "How many ping pong balls would fit in the body of a Boeing 777?" Yet another: "How many boxes of Count Chocula cereal were sold in the United States last year?" They don't want you to respond by saying you'd look at the sales figures from General Mills. They want you to come up with something on your own. They want to see your methodology. These types of questions separate the best from the best. If you'd like more information on these types of interviews, Google "McKinsey consulting interview questions."
ANS: I don't know. May be if facebook uses google analytics, then that can help!
I would ask in return, Can you tell me a little bit about how the answer will be utiliized . Data is data but depending upon how it will be used, depends on the answer. Turn it around for just long enough to allow the interviewer a chance to show off while you come up with a valid answer. And because you will not have your computer available use the above advice and give a generic answer about how you would progress to acquire this information. Certainly they most probably do not care what the technical answer is, they want to knowcan you process problems and create solutions.
equal to the no. of gmail users....
This is where you show off your technique rather than your memorized set of facts. The interviewer is interested in your powers of deduction as well as your prowess in planning an estimate. First of all, it is necessary to define the term "using". Possible definitions include: have an active session with; exchanging data with; displaying the website in some viewer; etc. Someone having the right kind of network access, assuming you could contact her, would be able to count the number of active sessions, but this would return a count of endpoints rather than of "people". Further refinement necessary. Given the number of variables and the uncertainty in each, the crucial part of the answer will be to pin down a confidence interval.
After reading though the list of questions and answers I offered the following observation on the Tesla question and am repeating it here on the first question: These questions (all 25) on the most part seem to be using the psychological projective test technique. In projective tests the questions are designed to be ambiguous. It's like looking at an inkblot and telling me what you see. Because it's random with no clear answer, you have no choice but to “project” your personality, thoughts and feelings in the answer. Thus revealing something about yourself that the interviewer may find useful and hopefully job related. For example, those of you who obsess over the technical details or those of you who offer a glib response or those of you who ask why is the question relevant. These answers all attest to an aspect of your personality. That said, while I like the idea of projective tests I suspect that these questions are mostly amateurish attempts at projective tests that have not been validated or shown to be job related- I would be surprised (if not heartened) if otherwise.
Thanks GBAD and MM. I am actually preparing myself for a consulting position and have done tons of preparations. That is the way such a question should be approached. As MM mentioned the interviewer is "interested in the thought process and your analytical problem-solving skills''. It is not a tricky question, and at the end, they want a NUMBER. MM has provided the most in depth analysis. Paul's answer is amazing....as an ice-breaker, than...comes GBAD's.
Correction: GBAD has provided the best analysis.
Florin - Remember that people hire people that they feel reinforce their values and sensibilities. In the consulting field they call this mirroring - you mirror the values, etc., of the client. Mirroring works great for client engagements. They may be assessing your fit with the company with a the "brain teaser" but I find it unlikely that all they are interested in is you cold analytical abilities in figuring out an absurd question. Analysis may be part of the puzzle but it will also be in how you respond to them as people, how you make your argumment - in short - are you one of them and will you fit? The moral to this whole story will be simple and is something you've known all along (your mom and dad probably told you this) , be yourself. If you don't fit, the job will not work out for you in the long run anyway for a lot or reasons including because you won't be happy there because, well, you don't fit. So be yourself and be CONFIDENT in who you are. If the fit is there you've hit a homerun. If not, it's just a job.
At that point I would ask if anybody with half a brain would like to talk to me or should I just leave?
what's facebook ? ;)
Seems like a Fermi question isn't it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_problem
The answer should revolve around the actual position your are applying for. For instance, TNT's response to qualify the question would be a great answer for a sales position. GBAD a statistician or someone involved in marketing research. Always answer a question in which is applicable to the job. THERE IS NO CORRECT ANSWER. However I did think whoever said "everyone, because facebooks headquarters is in San Francisco" is a clever enough answer for any position. I will also say that ultimately the idea is to see how you handle the question, which is applicable in any position. If you don't answer with confidence, no matter what you think, I wouldn't be excited to hire you.
Its questions like these force me to be self-employed. I have a low tolerance for mind games. I would answer this question with a statement. I don't know the answer. Can you tell me why this information is important to you and how it pertains to the position I am interviewing for? The I would wait for their answer, and respond to that. .
Comparatively less than the people using google @ d same time (keeping in mind that the question was asked by google for the post of VENDOR RELATIONS MANAGER).
Isn't the interview question incomplete or grammatically incorrect?
Plus or Minus 10% that were using it at 2:29:59. Except on the Friday with the earthquake. If the interviewer asks which was that Friday then you tell him :"Please you answer that because I want to see the caliber of the people that I will work with assuming I will accept your offer."
given its a friday and its already 2:30 pm.... ill say more people are using facebook than any other weekday as they will be planning the weekend with their friends.
This is a question asked by Google. Clearly, they want you to Google the answer.
None. They all should be using Google+
1159 less than the people active on Whatsapp in San Francisco at 14:31 on a Wednesday.
The online assessments were 3 tests total, quite intense. The first interview was a screening interview to the real interview. I am currently waiting on the (hopefully) final interview.50 Answers
I applied to customer service sales job. I took the same test. I got an email that says I was qualified and I would hear from someone in 3-5 business days. It's been 7. Have you had an issue with this? Or are you in my shoes. Or have you gotten a call a while later for the actual interview. Thanks.
I have since taken the phone interview, I am now scheduled for an interview on site next week
This is just a long tiring process.
I applied via website 7-1, 7-13 got an email from recruiter saying I'm advanced to next step of taking online assessments, took assessments, lasted 2 hours kind of complicated but got email that I qualified had phone interview 2 weeks ago said I'd hear from particular location in 5 to 7 days and it's been well over and still haven't heard anything yet.
I recently had my in person Interview. Its a long process. But I am now waiting to hear if I was selected and if so, HR will contact me regarding an offer. It does take time, hopefully it will be worth it.
Good luck! I still haven't heard from location for my in person interview.
I took the test and qualified and it said someone would call me in 3-5 days. It's been over 2 and a half weeks. I'm wondering if I should just count myself out at this point. I worked here before 10 years ago and I do remember it being a little while to be hired but I am only waiting for the phone interview and do remember that being quick
don't count yourself out, I was told after my phone interview by the recruiter that I'd hear something in 5 to 7 business days for my face to face and it's been 2 week as well, I cannot get in contact with a recruiter at all now so maybe they are just backed up.
Yeah I guess your right. I applied the hour the job was posted. I followed the strike and knew that jobs was one big thing being negotiated so I kept updated multiple times daily waiting for a posting. So I guess waiting this long is frustrating. But i will try my best to kept patient. It took them a month after I applied the first hour just to have me do those test so we shall see. Thanks
I just received a phone call today setting up my face to face interview, remember I said I did my phone interview over 2 weeks ago and she told me I should hear something in 5 to 7 business days but that wasn't the case. I believe they are just hiring so many people (like you said you knew that was apart of the stipulations from the strike) so I am sending positive vibes your way and I believe you will hear something very soon.
It is a long process. But after 1. 3 online assessments 2. A phone interview 3. A face to face interview 4. I just received an offer. I accepted. The only caveat is you take paid training for 8 weeks and if you do not do well in the training you are simply let go. This has been a long process but its finally over. Hopefully the training goes well for me. Best of luck to everyone else
good luck on training! When does it start?
Thank you. Training is the first week of September for 8 weeks
I'd really like to know what questions they ask in the face to face interview?
I finally got a call from them. 3 weeks after I passed the online part. It was pretty simple interview. She said the next step is I wait for a face to face interview which won't be till the end of September. It's a while but I am happy the process is at least finally going somewhere.
What are the hours of training ?
Had my final interview today, was kind of intense. I was nervous during the Role play but I sold a package lol. Manager didn't know exactly when we'd hear from HR or how we would hear, also didn't know if we would start in the training class in September or October, I guess because they are doing such mass hiring at this time across the company.
Applied last week on Tuesday, got an email to do the online assessment on Wednesday which I did and result said "Qualified" and now waiting to hear next step. How long does that take, and is the next step an in person or phone interview?
I got my call 2-3 weeks later. But that was back in July. This process is so long for me. You might get the call sooner since I think they want to get classes started in October.
Also it's a phone interview if you pass that the in person interview is next. Which is what I'm waiting for.
Update; so I took the online test last week on Thursday and passed, then yesterday (Thursday) I got a phone call and the last asked if now was a good time for the phone interview. I was surprised that she called me to do the phone interview, I expected it to be scheduled in advance. SoI did that and she said I passed that also and I would be getting a call from the local office to come in for an in person interview. So it was exactly 1 week for me from Test to phone interview. I am assuming things are speeding up now. I am sitting on pins and needles waiting for the in person. I really hope its soon because I have other interviews next week and naturally I will have to accept an offer if I get one first (the bird in hand thing) but I want to give Verizon the priority as thats my first choice. Interesting thread we have here. Where is everyone located? I am in NYC
Anyone now when the next training will be in the New York area? I am also still waiting for my in person interview. I hope its soon otherwise I will have to accept another offer I have pending
Waiting for in person interview also. Very slow process. Seriously, how does Verizon expect to hire quality people with this kind of process? Do they not realize that someone who is in demand is not going to sit around waiting for them to schedule an interview for weeks and weeks?
I am in NYC and have my phone screening today. Came here looking for advice. I have a temp job lined up that starts in a couple of weeks, so at this point I can afford to wait...this is my first choice as well.
NYC how did your phone interview go? I'm in YonkersI also had my phone interview this week on Wednesday and passed. They called me today to schedule my in person interview for next week, Monday in Valhalla. I'm nervous as hell. I know how to answer the questions but the problem is I get so nervous at interviews I sometimes blank out. anyone know how many STAR questions they typically ask?
Had the in person interview over a week ago - still haven't heard back. Anyone know what the wait time is to get a hiring decision? If this drags out much longer I will have to accept another offer
I took my interview last Tuesday myself. I am waiting too. They said 7-15 days, so I hope it will be soon.
I took my interview last Tuesday myself. I am waiting too. They said 7-15 days, so I hope it will be soon.
They told me a couple of days. Still waiting
Has anyone been hired yet and can let us know how long it took to get the job offer from the time you did the face to face interview?
I applied the job on 10/1 and received an email for online assessment on 10/2, however I completed the 2 hours assessment on 10/3 night time and the webpage only showed " Thank you for completing the assessment(s). " , so I am curious how you guys can get the assessment result immediately ? Anybody can share the whole process with average time frame ?
You should receive an email letting you know if you qualify or not.
I've gotten a call today from a closer office setting me up for a face to face interview there. I told them I had a f2f interview already at a different office and was curious what the status was. They told me they are still doing interviews and will let me know when they finish at that office. I've been waiting 23 days. So I feel better that I know what's going on, even if the process has been slow.
I got my email for my online assessment an hour after doing it. But this whole process for everyone has been a long process. I'm sure you will find out soon.
I applied 6/27/16, email to take test on 7/17/16, passed test, on 8/20/16 got call to schedule face to face interview for 09/05/16. Got email the next day, thanking me for interview & that I will hear from them soon. Called recruiter 2 was later, she said I passed face to face & was still interviewing other & they are awaiting finalists. As of now it's been 4 week & a few days & still nothing. If I passed interview, what's the hold up? Or maybe it's just that many people that applied. I'm not sure, but this has been a very long and stressful procedure. Background, I have long year of sales and call center experience, so this is worrisome. Any of you guys had to wait this long for an offer?
I applied to the call center in Pittsburgh on Sunday, received the assessment email on Monday. Took it same day, got the call for the phone interview yesterday! And received a phone call for the face to face interview set up first thing this morning! (10/13/16) I set it up for this coming Monday. The process isn't taking so long from my own experience. This has all happened in the matter of 4 days.. however does anyone have any suggestions for the panel interview?!
I applied 6/25 myself and have been through this long process like you. I applied to 2 locations since they are within driving distances from me. I was told they are still doing interviews and when they are finished I will be contacted. My aunt who was in HR said they are required to hit a certain number of interviews before making announcements. I'm not sure if this is still true today, but I think it makes sense being how long this process is.
I'm still waiting applied 6/14/2016 had a face to face on 9/14/2016 got the email the next day , called and said unqualified after the face to face and waiting for a answer back so you are not alone
This is late but may help others,,,For interview, be confident & if you have actual sales experiences, use that in your answers, it shows. Don't lie, be honest & show interest. Show that you have what it takes & carry yourself that way. Body language is key. The interview is normally with a manager & a supervisor. & learn to see a pen or any piece of object.
Has anyone heard back yet? Regarding face to face?
I called the recruiter and she said they were rushing to get through canadite's interviews and fast as possible and they haven't call anyone back yet. This was for the Philadelphia office. They told me in my interview classes started 11/07 which is soon so I'm not sure what's going on with them. It's ridiculous
Any news on the 11/07 class 👆
No news so far. I am hoping this week will be the week. I think they are going to have to push back that 11-07 class. Nobody on this forum here has said they got a call. Which I guess you can view as a good thing since they haven't passed on us. We just have to wait for this pain in the butt company to hurry up.
I just called them classes are filled already so looks like bad news :( she said I had to re apply for the January classes
I had 6 years experience in the same exact job, but was laid off 3 years ago because of a company surplus and I still didn't get the job. I got hired at 18 years old and my previous job was a cart collector at a supermarket! They are a joke I have no clue how I was passed on. the woman I called said I qualified after the f2f interview. But I guess I wasn't their final choice.
I applied on 11/14 took test on 11/16 right after yest got email saying qualified. Received call on 11/21 for in person which is on 11-29.
I did the phone interview and got a call within 30 minutes to set up the face to face interview. Maybe I just got lucky...
I was send for invitation as to apply as programme directory then send my application and resume later they send me again email saying the your the leading person and do online test,again i did it with 2and half hour very complicated but managed and they send me certification with A then i send the recruiter and he told me to send my skype for intervew to be shedule,i am waiting for 2wks but no responed.what do you think this hiring process
You have a bouquet of flowers. All but two are roses, all but two are daisies, and all but two are tulips. How many flowers do you have?43 Answers
3. One of each kind.
Two flowers, neither of which are roses, daisies or tulips. Maybe geraniums. If the problem requires that all flowers are R, D or T, then one of each will work. Three.
3 flowers - 1 rose, 1 daisy and 1 tulip
Answer's 3, one of each.
3- one of each
6. 2 of each kind listed.
Don't forget the trivial solution (none).
We know there's two of each considering that the three types are not overlapping but we don't really know the total. The answer is "At least 6".
Do you really have a bouquet if you have just 2 or 3 flowers? Otherwise, you have either 2 or 3 flowers
The solution is quite simple, if you start with the “All but 2” first: Roses = All but 2 = Two flowers are not a rose; one tulip, one daisy Daisies = All but 2 = Two flowers are not a daisy; one rose, one tulip Tulips = All but 2 = Two flowers are not a tulip; one rose, one daisy Answer: One rose, one daisy, one tulip.
The question is contradictory - the question says ALL of your flowers are Roses except two, and goes on to say ALL of your flowers are Daises except two. All of your flowers cannot be both Roses and Daises and Tulips.
3... Impossible is never a good answer...
The real question is what did the man do to his wife to have to bring her flowers to begin with?
Three. You have one of each kind.
Isaac and Rayz, you both failed logic If I have 3 things, say a tire iron, a hammer and a hedgehog, I can accurately say that all but two are tire irons If I had six (let's say two of each of the above) and said all but two are tire irons, this fails. I have six objects, two of which are tire irons - the math shows that four items are not tire irons The answer only works at 3
unknown. Could be 3, could be 6, 9, 12, any multiple of 3
I would say, "Do you consider three flowers to be a bouquet?"
Me: I have a Bouquet of flowers
Nice riddle, but the way it is written there is no solution. If you have a rose, a daisy, and a tulip then all but two is a rose (not roses), all but two is a daisy (not daisies), and all but two is a tulip (not tulips). But if it was written this way the answer is obvious.
The entire bouquet is flowers. So the answer is they are all flowers. This is one of the oldest riddles in the book. The questioner distracts the answerer by providing frivolous information - the number of roses, tulips and so on. Most answerers will try to give a literal answer to what they perceive as a literal "how many" question. When in fact, the questioner is asking how many of whatever number of stems in the bouquet are flowers and all of them are.
I would go with luke.....
3, but I hate wording that is designed to mislead. I think that reflects poorly on the company.
two buttercups :)
Considering that n is the total number of flowers we have: n - 2 = t (the number of tulips) n - 2 = d (the number of daisies) n - 2 = r ( the number of roses) The question is: are there only roses, daisies and tulips in the bouquet ? If yes we also have a fourth equation: r + d + t = n In this case we add the three equations above and we get 3n -6 = n (because n = r + d + t) 2n = 6 n = 3 If there are more than daisies, tulips and roses in the bouquet we have a system of three equations with four unknowns so the solution space is infinite.
@rumberobueno your math is great here, but it is NOT possible to have the 4th kind of flowers because it says: a) all but 2 are roses - in this case we can have at most 3 kind of flowers the same for the other cases, in conclusion we have only 3 kind of flowers and from your math we can say we have 1 of each kind.
There is a definate mathematical approach to this question as was stated earlier but you can not add excess flowers. Look at it simplified: If R=roses, T=tulips, D=daisies and X = # in bouquet; where R, T, D, and X are whole numbers greater than 0 and assuming that there are said flowers in the bouquet. then R+2=X, T+2=X, D+2=X then R+2=T+2=D+2 therefore R=T=D, R+T+D=X, R+T=2; T+D=2, D+R=2 T=2-R and D=2-R therfore R must be less than 2 but greater than 0, then R=1 therefore T=1 and D=1 R+T+D=X X=3, If there are none of said flowers in bouquet then total number is 2. There is no other answer available with the question worded this way.
Enough to make me sneeze.
It's not clever to say "All of them." It's asinine. I get that there's math, but if you just take the actual question, "How many flowers do you have?" and you respond with "All of them" it shows a distinct inability to answer a question logically. Do you really have ALL of the flowers? Or are you simply confused as to the definition of the word "all"?
It's like the old riddle my witty uncle used to aske me every time we passed a graveyard. " How many dead people are in there?" Answer: "All of them" I agree with Brian. This is a distraction for the one questioned. When we are a little anxious we tend to over think things. Just my opinion
I agree that the correct answer is all of them are flowers. So many firms using questions like this have little to no clue as to why they are asking these and do little to elicit the kind of information about the candidate's fit with the job that an interview process should be gaining. If the job requires highly analytical skills than get some proven tests rather than interviewers putting interviewees off guard with silly questions that are not relevant to the job at hand. If you want to work for Brain Teasers, that would be a good question to pose along with many others. Why people don't want candidates to be at ease in a job interview astounds me as that is when you will get the best information out of them astounds me.
Let n be the total number of flowers. When the problem says that all but two of the flowers are of one kind, it means there are n−2 flowers of that kind. Therefore, n−2 of them are roses, n−2 of them are tulips and n−2 of them are daisies. Assuming that this exhausts the list of flowers, we can write n−2+n−2+n−2=n which gives n=3
I have a bouquet of flowers. It was not quanitfied and I was not asked to quantify.
A Bouquet is what I have
a bouquet is 12, if 2 are roses, 2 are tulips, and 2 are daisies, then you have 6 flowers. So your bouquet has 6 flowers, 2 tulips, 2 roses, and 2 daisies.
There is no boundary - infinite. it states you have a bouquet it does not give a max, just a min.
2 flowers. The question specifically states that all but two are roses, daisies, and tulips. Since it uses the plural form of each flower, obviously "one rose, one daisy, one tulip" is not the answer they are looking for. However, "zero roses, zero daisies, and zero tulips" would fit both the mathematical and grammatical constraints. P..S. I'm guessing that the 2 flowers are lilies. I like lilies.
As has been observed, there are two possible answers: either 3 flowers (one rose, one tulip, and one daisy) or 2 flowers (none of which is a rose, daisy or tulip). The statement that the "mystery flower" solution is unsolvable is not quite correct, however. It simply requires a graphical approach, which I will try to describe. Let's define 5 variables: n = total number of flowers r = number of roses t = number of tulips d = number of daisies x = number of flowers which are neither roses, tulips or daisies (mystery flowers) Now let's represent the information given in equation form: n - 2 = r n - 2 = t n - 2 = d And I'll add an equation which proceeds logically from my definition of x: n = r + t + d + x Substituting, I get: (r + t + d + x) - 2 = r (r + t + d + x) - 2 = d (r + t + d + x) - 2 = t Adding and simplifying, I get: 2(r + d + t) + 3x = 6 Hmm. Seems like a lot of variables, and not nearly enough equations.... But wait... r, t and d are all equal to the same thing...which means they must all be equal to each other. So we can rewrite that last equation as: 6r + 3x = 6...or: 2r = -x +2 This is simply the equation of a line. Unfortunately, it has infinitely many solutions. However, I am going to place some constraints on the solution set: r => 0 x => 0 r is an integer x is an integer. I don't think there is a way to represent these constraints algebraically. But if I graph the line 2r = -x +2, it becomes clear that there are only two nonnegative integer solutions - either r = 1 and x = 0 (which means, since we decided that r = t = d, that I have three flowers - one rose, one tulip and one daisy OR r = 0 and x = 2 (which means, since we decided that r = t = d, that I have 2 flowers - zero roses, zero tulips, and zero daisies, plus two mystery flowers).
Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?37 Answers
Soften the impact when hitting the ball
Impact the aerodynamics - slow down the spin and velocity of the ball when hit.
Because soft balls are always better
New tennis balls -- with lots of fuzz -- move faster than ones where the fuzz wore off. So figure that in your answer
new tennis balls move faster because they're new and more bouncy. Old ones without fuzz are old and have lost some of they're bounce.
To make them cuter.
I adore Fuzzy Balls! Bring em on!
The fuzz creates drag which helps stabilize the flight path of the ball. This principle is also used with dimples in Golf balls.
Friction at the point of impact with the racket traded off with the aerodynamics.....
Too much testosterone.
Its mother screwed a peach..
The fuzz on the tennis ball creates more drag allowing players to have more control over the ball, last longer & resist staining. The fuzzy ball teaches us how to handle pressures & all types of treatment at work.
It has no hands to hold the razor!
Because my dog likes it soft
Cause you touch yourself at night
Because it forgot to shave.
it wouldn't be one...
Tennis balls are made to specific regulation standards resulting in repeatabe performance.
To clearly mark where the ball has hit? I dont think the fuzz can affect aerodynamics by much.
To help your walker slide gently across the floor
To soak up the dog slobber.
Bbecause they don't like to shave. Besides - who doesn't like fuzzy balls ? Next question
It makes them stealth like (quieter)
To distinguish them from bowling balls.
Because Tennis play like fuzzy balls!
Because the friction of the fuzziness connects to the waffle on the tennis racket, therefore propelling the ball to new heights as it soars over the net.
It's the latest fashion
Too long look at the ball in from one player to another player. And always so from the beginning of the game until the end of the game
So they are easier to hang onto when learning to juggle.
The fuzz is what allows the tennis racket strings to "grip" the ball. That's how players can spin the ball, gaining optimum control over speed, flight path, and how the ball reacts on the bounce.
Because back when Tennis was invented, all balls were fuzzy
When you are not sports coordinated (like me) having a fuzzy soft tennis ball creates a safe feeling when used.
There are degrees of fuzziness on tennis balls to control: -how fast you want the ball to travel. -how much control you have (i.e. spin) The fuzz on tennis balls also comes into play when: -considering the court material you will be playing on (grass, clay, asphalt, etc..) -the tension of the strings on the racquets (grab-ability)
Describe a time when you forgot something.35 Answers
Hi, was ur interview on February 3? If so I was there too for the language customer service, what language did u applied? Did u hear something from them yet? Good luck. Thanks.
Hi Frenchie! I was actually there on 2/2/16. I'm a non-language applicant. I haven't heard anything yet though still hopeful! Did they tell you when you could expect to hear back? Any news? I wish you the best as well and hopefully we'll get an opportunity to work together!
Hi again thanks for your time to respond, no I still haven't heard anything n I checked my application online n it still showing pending/active, I don't know what taking them so long but I am a little worried because training supposed to start next month n they would say something by now. Let's keep hoping to hear good news from them. Lets keep each other posted. Have a great day.
Hey Frenchie! No worries, happy to respond! It's a little more comforting knowing there's someone else anticipating a call as well. I'm thinking that they may want to have a few training classes as they've also posted temporary csr positions since our interview session but who knows! I will definitely keep you posted if I hear anything. Stay positive and thanks for responding!
Check your email Frenchie!
Yes it is a relieve to talk to u lol. Yea I saw that they posted the temporary CSR, let's hope so. I am so anxious to know I hate waiting for answers lol. Will definitely keep u posted too thanks. Enjoy ur day.
Have you checked your email Frenchie? I received an email on last Thursday congratulating me for being successful in the interview process but advising that training classes are full but they're anticipating filling positions within the next 6 mos.
Hey, congratulations it's a very good news, no I didn't receive email from them yet. Oh wow so u can't make it to training this coming month? Did they tell u they will let u know when there are openings? Is it for O'Hare? I live in Houston but the job that I applied for will b in O'Hare. Have a good night my friend. Thanks.
Hi there I was also there on the 2nd of Feb. I've been awaiting an email. There have been a few bumps during the process but I'm patiently waiting. Spoke to my assigned recruited yesterday and she advised that we're just awaiting fingerprints. They were just completed on Fri/26. Background and medical cleared. She also advised that I'd receive my onboard portal email by next week. I'm super anxious about this new opportunity yet anxious about playing the waiting game. Fingers and toes crossed.
Hi Frenchie! Thank you! No. Doesn't look like I'll be making it to training this month. They said they'd contact me when more openings become available. The position is for O'Hare and I truly hope you hear back from them soon with training info!
Hi CLH! Congratulations! When did you receive your offer of employment and when do you start training? Is the training still only from 6a - 2p? Don't be anxious about the waiting game...you're totally in!!! You'll be starting before you know it!
Technically, I had not received an official offer of employment. I've just been keeping in contact with the recruiter. Although, I'm still in the processing phase. Yes, I was reminded that training is from 6 AM to 2 PM for the first three weeks and 7 AM to 3 PM the last week. I was reading your post, and it's unfortunate that you were advised that the training class was full. I had no idea that that could happen. I truly hope that that is not my situation. I am eagerly ready to quit my current position.
CLH, I seriously doubt that your situation is like mine so don't even worry about that. Congrats again! You're going to have a blast at United! Very fun job!
Thank you very much. For whatever your situation is, I wish you the best. Maybe things will change and a spot will open up soon. Hope to see you at training as well on the 21st of this month.
You're welcome and thank you for your kind words! If not the 21st for me, hopefully soon! I'll keep you posted if I hear anything in the near future and thanks for your insight!
Well hello everyone, specially my friend anonymous lol, congratulations to CLH n welcome to our discussion board haha. Well FINALLY I received a phone call telling me that I passed the interview now I have to do my French language test on Tuesday yeaaa, hopefully it's not going to b hard lol but at least I am moving on. Anonymous OK so u live in Chicago? Well as for me I have to b there temporary until I figure out what I am going to do. My best friend lives there but on the southside of the town, so I'll probably find somewhere to live if I'm going to training. CLH so u didn't get cjo letter yet? Have a good day n by the way I am a female lol just in case u guys are wondering just like I'm wondering about ur gender?
Hey Frenchie! That's GREAT news!!!! Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you! I'm sure you will pass the language test with flying colors! I too am female and yes I live in Chicago. Did they give you any info on when your training class starts? Maybe you'll be in class with CLH on the 21st! So glad we have our own small forum! Hopefully more will join!
Hi Frenchie. Nice to talk with you. I too am female. I received my contingent job offer the day of my interview. I'm still in the processing phase. Drug test, background check, & finger prints all completed. Just waiting on onboard portal invite. Hope to see you in training on the 21st. Hi Anonymous!!
Hi CLH! You received your cjo the day you interviewed?!? That's awesome!!! Good times ahead!
Hey guys thanks yea I am excited n hope that I can pass the language test fingers crossed. Anonymous OK cool chatown girl lol, well hope we can all meet at training or at the airport soon. N no no training dates yet just the info for the test. CLH good job u must did very good for them to hire u on the spot because they told everyone in my group they would hear from them. Did they also call ur references? Hope to see u in training too. Good luck to all of us n may God make it easy for us.
N thanks for the gender clearance lol, just wanted to know who I am talking to. Good night.
Hey girls!!! Thanks Frenchie. There were a few candidates that received cjo on the 2nd. It came to a surprise for me. Well I received my onboard invite yesterday. It contained a medical questionnaire, legal documents, and a plethora of UAL information. My recruiter advised an update of my process. They're still awaiting my drug testing results (?). She said it's not unusual, though I completed that the day of my interview. But she advised it's nothing to be alarmed about. That she will call me to advise what to bring on the 21st. I'm so ready to leave my current employer.
Hi, wow that's definitely a great news, u r on ur way soon, I hope that we can all b there at once. U welcome n keep the positive vibe. I guess u live in Chicago too CLH? Well have a great weekend until we talk again. Hi Anonymous just keep being patient n hopeful God is Good. Kisses
Thank you for the encouragement! God is good and He definitely knows what's best for us all! It's a privilege for United to have you both at the forefront to represent them! We need more like you in customer service positions!
Hi, u r so welcome girl n yes indeed God only do what's best for us n to him we leave all our affairs. N thank you to u as well n one day will come where we all will wear United uniforms with a BIG smile. Have a wonderful weekend my dear.
Hello ladies. Just wanted to see if anyone else received their onboard welcome email for the March 21st class? I am very grateful to have received mine yesterday. Pretty eager to begin this new journey. I just hope to be doing it with you two. My prayers are with you. Talk to you both soon and truly hope to see you in class on Monday. ❤️
Hi CLH! I am actually still in the waiting room hoping for a cjo soon! I can't believe it's almost March 21st! Best wishes to you as you embark on an exciting time in your life! I hope to meet you in person someday soon. ;)
Hello ladies, actually y'all are not going to believe what happened. So I passed the language test than 2days later a call from United telling me congratulations we want to give u the job if u r still interested, n of course I said yes, so to make a long story short I went to Houston airport to do drug test, fingerprints because she wanted me to B on March 21 class 3days later I received a call from background people asking for my education information since it's international so I have provided that yesterday on the 14 n by noon I HAVE RECEIVED MY ONBOARD WELCOMING ME TO UNITED, N FINISHING THE PAPERS WORK. TODAY AROUND 9:00 RECEIVED A CALL SAYING they are going to put me on the April class because my background is not ready yet n that the March 21 class is now filled. I was so ready for Monday but this happened. OMG can y'all believe that? Anyway I hope that everything will b OK to go for next month. So disappointed. CLH congrats again, anonymous don't worry ur time is right around the corner. CLH do u mind giving me ur email I would like to give u a message for somebody who's going to B there 2. Thanks girls.
Oh no!!!!! Frenchie, look at it this way. Definitely not the best news but certainly not the worst! As much as you were looking forward to starting on Monday all is not lost. At least you're guaranteed a spot in the April class. Fret not! Everything happens for a reason! You now have a little more time to prepare for your new start date. Take care and keep me posted!
Hello lady hope all is well. Yea I know, like u said everything happens for reason. So I am not worried anymore just waiting for God to say so. I'll keep u posted, take care girl. I guess CLH started class today.
Hey Frenchie! Yeah, class started this week for her. Have they given you your start date for the April class?
Hi ladies. I'm sorry I've been MIA. Training started this. I'm having a blast and I absolutely love my couch as well as my mentor. They're great!!! Has anyone started yet?
Frenchie, sure. What's your email?
Where did you get your fingerprinting done. I was told I would fly to their hub for processing.
If I gave you $40,000 to start a business what would you start132 Answers
I advised I would start a sales consultancy, focused on parachuting into start up companies and getting them up to speed asap.
Since the business has been running since 2007 it would make sense to invest into new equipment and software. It would also make sense to invest some of the money where it also could become more useful. Certain area's might include: online tool's, a few video's, hiring a professional writer to write some extremely quality content etc... Could even try paying for office space where the business could get more exposure. Of course that would require signage that would allow the business to be seen from the street level. Other possibilities might include hiring someone that would greatly help the company generate business. There are plenty of area's that the money could help a business, just laying out a proper plan of where the money would best be utilized should be considered before spending any of the money.
I'd start a one man travel consultant business and travel around the world for "research"
A programming-course academy!
A breakfast stand! I love breakfast. It's low cost (able to maintain good profit margins). It's in high-demand (fastest growing meal market). I long to be my own boss. I'd be home by noon. And I know the perfect spot.
Start a lawn service.
A company that does automated security patch testing.
Would invest that forty get business loan on investment which would amount talents 60k and then I will start my Exhibit booth design company using that money to advertise, procurement of customers and assets
Medical marijuana co.
A fantasy sports company.
I would open a "coffee shop" with Wi-Fi and power stations for your electrical devices. And I would put it along route 1 in the Florida Keys
Pay-It-Forward Good Deeds. Not-For-Profit Feelin' the Feels.
start a business whereas the customer always comes first. I've longed to be in an industry where the end users were being heard and their thoughts were being addressed. I work in the healthcare industry now and time and time again i see the end users being frustrated because their work is very difficult to do. Its not because its hard to do, it is because they don't have the proper tools to do their job properly, effectively and efficiently. I would use the money to create an audit service where I would go out, visit facilities and observe, talk with their team members, management then bring it back to the software company / developers to see if their 'requests / difficulties' are feasible to do., then proceed to implement, test and execute to provide the end users with a better user experience. In healthcare, a happy end user ---> better productivity
How to get $40,000 without asking for it
40,000 buck isn't crap these days - I would give it to charity!
actually, I had that question in interview before.
I'd first question why you were giving me $40,000 and what you expected in return.
I would open a coffee and custard shop in northern Florida. Use part of profits to help shelters in the area and supply them with products.
Tattoo removal (using lasers)
I wouldn't tell and let you still my brilliant idea!!!
I'd teach Link Worx Seo how to read a question and use apostrophes.
An online porn site.
A town-orienteed urgent delivery-company that includes: 1. Scooter-taxi+Vip-Moto 2. A pair of little auto-taxis 3. Little (car-based) trucks 4. Nice online order-system 5. A Big Adversiting company
I would start a small business catering to arts and crafts. This would be a hangout place for people to come, learn, buy, sit, and socialize. I would offer classes in multiple art and craft styles. I would keep my overhead as low as possible by purchasing in a just-in-time format. I would offer coffee and refreshments so that people would come and stay for as long as they want. I would have a social component where some projects would be donated, such as knitting caps for premature babies in the hospital.
I would open a mortgage title insurance company, strictly to review abstracts and title commitments and to issue the policies.
I would start business doing conventions for a living & host a few volunteer guests who believe they were abducted by Reptilians. Those who believe in it would attend because they would be interested in hearing experiences of the abductees & find others who are like minded & those who don't believe that sort of thing, would go for laughs & I would charge audiences between 40.00 & 150.00 dollars a seat, depending how close they get to sit to the stage area. Then I would repay the 40K, say thanks for their support because I believe in reciprocating for the favor & don't like to feel indebted to anyone & I'd also be that company's biggest PR!
Training on wheels
A small cake shop. I have knowledge of and helpful friends in the business. This would afford me the best opportunity for success. As the business grew I would hand the day to day management to someone else while I pursued other interests and knowledge. Eventually I would sell the business for a profit as cake decorating is not my passion. Any other path would certainly lead to an expensive life lesson.
I would take the 40,000 and teach younger women to get excited about STEM and tech jobs.
Are you willing to work flexible hours?34 Answers
I just had mines .... but how the email was sent and worded they made it seem like it was a video interview did it seem that way to you ? I got of work early just to practice what I was gana say and than I hop on there and it literally took me 5 min smh lol .
I have my interview this Thursday at a hotel hope it all goes well ! :)
Anyone get an offer? How many folks showed at the hotel for the interview?
I interviewed at the hotel today @8:00 am and was offered the position on the spot. I was supposed to receive the background check and drug screening emails but haven't received anything yet. Anyone else have this problem?
After my interview I was told I'll hear something within 5 business days did anyone hear anything about the drug test
I received my background check confirmation email yesterday Feb 28th. Just waiting for my drug test email confirmation as well.
How did the drug process go?
I had trouble to but they was supposed to send it to your email right after the hiring process. If you are still having trouble got to Newark airport terminal C the united recruiting office. Even though they are unclear about certain things ask
The lady that did your paper work should be there
Has anybody did their drug test yet? or has gotten their confirmation email?
I spoke to the recruiter today. We should be receiving the drug test confirmation emails by the end of this week if this helps anyone.
Did my drug test today! Also received an email stating I will get another update on Mach 17 regarding my status (background check; fingerprint & drug test results). United will have two training classes beginning on March 27 and another beginning on April 3. If anyone gets any correspondence from United, please let me know...
I'm still waiting for an email regarding when my first day of training will be ... anyone else on the same boat?
Same here! I was told I would get an email update today (march 17); but no email! I called and was told my background check is still pending! Anyone get a start date yet?
Received my start date today March 27! Yay! Good Luck Everyone
I haven't received my start date yet, but did they tell you what time training will start everyday?
Yes, On Monday, March 27. And my schedule days off are Saturday & Sunday for the duration of training.
What time does it start? 8am?
Anyone else received their start date?
What time are the training classes start and end ??
Waiting for my start date as well??
What time does the training classes end during the day???
Anyone get an April 17th start date?
I got my start date today. Mines is April 3rd. Is there a April 17th class also???
I was originally emailed the start date of April 3rd, but was called afterwards telling me that I would be in the April 17th class due to it being less seats than they originally thought for April 3rd. Anyone else have this problem?
No I'm in the April 3rd class. And it is 2:30pm to 11:00pm mon thru Friday. Weekends off
Last comment ^^^ same as you ! I start April 3rd and same time. You got an IG or something ?
I texted you, don't know if you got it though
Hey is anyone going to the class for April 17th???? Just curious. My application took So Long
I’m so confused on all this. I got a CJO and then I took my drug test and passed I also have been notified that my background was sent over to the recruiter. There was a discrepancy of one month on the employment verification but it’s staying pending employment processs on United site. The verification company said they are done on their end. I’m getting no where. I got my CJO about 2 weeks. I have no idea when training is or even if I have a job?
What's the color of money???....29 Answers
An 80's movie about Pool hustlers staring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.
(Well played, Chad.) (Well played, Chad...)
Seems like a critical thinking question. The temptation if you're from the US is to say "green," while in reality it depends on the country. This question isn't really relevant now though, US money is getting more colorful, though still mostly green.
if you are talking about the 1932 movie it's black and white, if you are talking about the song money, it has no color
By all means the color of my money is white as I give no room for black money to enter my province come what way.
It's the exact color of de-oxygenated blood, filling your body as you have a heart attack. It's this color that scares the poop out of people and makes them give money to the American Heart Association
"That's racist!" then demand to speak to someone in HR concerning a hostile interview.
money, like music, has no colour- it's universal...
Money is either gold or has no color, like Bitcoin. Money is a standard with a tangible value independent from global fiat, and not a pretty slug or a piece of paper.
Since this is the American Heart Association, I don't know and don't care about money or the color of money. The AHA is about helping people, since it's a non-profit. If the interviewer disagrees with me, then obviously I'm interviewing with the wrong organization.
Depends on what kind of money - and what country it's from.
I'll make it whatever color you want me to say it is. After all.....It's only money.
Lately ? Invisible. I'm flat broke buddy. - please hire me.
It depends on the country issuing it
Money is a concept. It has no color until it takes a form.
its rainbow color; when you have it, it shows your colors to others around you; when you don't, it shows colors of others around you.
Money is like electricity is something intangible, only imaginable by it's concept hence colorless. However, if you use cash approach, it can be of different colors based on the country you're in.
Whatever is accepted by my bank.
Either Black or White, depends on how you earn it!!
Assuming you are not color blind, green
Casino, Credit Card and Traveller Cheque
Depend on the way you have it.
Chameleons is the color of money