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    Describe a situation when you had to forego quality or standards

    No this is nothing to do with DD's bar antics.

    This is a question I am likely to get in my forthcoming job interview.

    As the job is for a Quality and Safety Superintendent position I dont know how should I go about answering it without penalising myself.

    Anyone in Human Resources type work can give me some tips?

    Thanks.

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    describe a time when you bought some cheap spare parts for your car which then broke down again a month later and so now you have recognized the need for maintaining quality......

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    mmmmmmm........good idea, taking it away from work

    i like it.

    a lot.

    thanks

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    cheers, and good luck mate.

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    Tell them that you married a bargirl and after the honeymoon you found out she was a Katoey.

    Quality control and inspection is very important in all aspects of life.

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    Flying Bangkok Airways to Samui. Crappy no-aircon waiting at Samui. Cramped and crappy little planes.

    Never trust any product or service with the word 'boutique' in the tagline. Translates as over-priced rip-off.

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    i am writing all these down and will choose the best one for wednesday.

    yours isnt very near the top of the list at the moment Thetyim

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    Wow, do they do trick questions like this nowadays???

    Well, had to forego quality many a times, scoring brown in the streets.

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    The girl you were chatting up thought your cheapo Armani t-shirt was a real one and you guys really hit it off and since then you've had difficulty understanding why people pay extortionate prices to be seen advertising a designer name when a copy does it just as well.

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    Tell them you never buy things with the label, "Made in China" because you know they are cheap, and involve slave labour, and you are better than that.

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    Printer cartridges. I get through a lot and have started refilling them from a kit. The price of branded stuff is outrageous.

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    slimboyfat, I've worked in HR-related fields for a number of years -- that's a nasty interview question! It sounds like a no-win question on the surface, so you have to demonstrate that you have a methodology for balancing quality/price/time decisions.

    Why don't you think of a situation in which you had to consider time/deadline or price against a materials selection? Perhaps there were three suppliers of a part or resource, with varying levels of quality and/or price. If the best part/supplier was the most expensive but couldn't be delivered on time, the quality compromise was selecting the second best provider, while avoiding the worst provider.

    I don't know....something like that...hope it helps or at least gives you something to frame up for the interview.

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    Foregoing service & quality => Let Thailand speak for itself.

    Try having a brand-name product repaired to a recognised standard within Thailand.

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    "I haven't. I'm a perfectionist."

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    Ya, I like the ideas of both Thetyim and BonTemps. Twinkling stars that they are.

    I would also say that this decision is dependent on the situation. For an extreme analogy, if you were out in the jungle and your lover couldn't breathe because of an obstruction in the throat, you'd use a pen knife to cut a hole in the windpipe and stick a straw from your juice drink in there to get air to the lungs. Of course, if you were in the city, you'd call an ambulance and hope they showed up PDQ with all their high-tech gear (I'd still go for the immediate ministration of pen knife and straw, meself).

    In biz, it also depends on the customer, too. Try for the best of both, but if sh*t happens, well it's not like babies are gonna die, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    I'd still go for the immediate ministration of pen knife and straw, meself
    Me too. I've always wanted to try that. In fact I sometimes find myself reaching for a knife when I see someone with a bit of a cough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post

    In biz, it also depends on the customer, too. Try for the best of both, but if sh*t happens, well it's not like babies are gonna die, is it?
    The problem is, in the kind of work i will be involved with, if you sacrifice quality and safety a tanker may go aground, blow up or cause an oil spill. Which is not a very good advertisement for BP.

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    baby

    Wife decided to have a baby in a tut tut could not wait for the hospital

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    in the kind of work i will be involved with, if you sacrifice quality and safety a tanker may go aground, blow up or cause an oil spill.
    OK. Tell them it depends on the situation and the possible consequencies.
    You would fit 2nd hand parts to your push bike to get you home but wouldn't even consider it for a tanker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    The problem is, in the kind of work i will be involved with, if you sacrifice quality and safety a tanker may go aground, blow up or cause an oil spill. Which is not a very good advertisement for BP.
    very reassuring to hear they're hiring a quality and safety guy who asks for advice on TD. I look forward to the next oil spill.

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    What about buying a BMW that was assembled in Thailand and finding out that it is shite. You know now it would have been better to have imported one at an increased cost to have got a genuince Kraut made one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post

    very reassuring to hear they're hiring a quality and safety guy who asks for advice on TD. I look forward to the next oil spill.

    hmmmm.......i know how to do the job, i just have to beat all these indian bastards with their 10 page CVs and whopping lies to get the job.

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    Is the job in Singapore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
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    Is the job in Singapore?
    yes. but travelling in the region up to 50% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post

    very reassuring to hear they're hiring a quality and safety guy who asks for advice on TD. I look forward to the next oil spill.

    hmmmm.......i know how to do the job, i just have to beat all these indian bastards with their 10 page CVs and whopping lies to get the job.
    mate depends on who is doing the interview and hiring - i cringe whenever I open an indian CV, its usually full of lies and half truths .....

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