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Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job.

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for an Aldi interview

How to Answer

The interviewer wants to hear that you are not a rule breaker, and you support the rules the company has put into place. Show that you are supportive of the leadership decisions the company makes. After all, there had to be some logic to their professional decision!

Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job.
Answer example

"If I could change one decision the leadership team made, it would be surrounding split shifts. I do not think that split shifts encourage a healthy work/life balance and when they incorporated them, it was tough. I still came to work, as scheduled, but I did respectfully let them know that I would be looking for work elsewhere, due to this change."

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Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job.
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I believe that rules are there for a reason.
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Sales strategy by the new commercial director, issued sales stats for instore customers mon-thurs, expected sales increase fri-sun with no strtegy in place to push sales.
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I did not like in beautician job in salon.
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I have yet to experience any dislike for a company .
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In my last job, I disliked how we were not able to keep tips that we had earned. I told HO that this was the reason behind low morale, and I would like to change that, as having a low staff morale, reflect badly on us, through bad customer satisfaction.
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I disliked that I was working at a call center and had to wear uniform.
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When a staff had a crisis, a sick child, and upper management said they were fired.
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I always obey rules within the company I work for.
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I have never disliked any rules really, I respected my company and all of the rules. But never was there a rule I really disliked.
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Not being able to go for breaks when you want, but you get use to it.
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Required to stay until the store manager said, often requiring 14-15 hour shifts.
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I don't rules are put in place for a reason.
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There was a company rule that was implemented when the store owner hired a new general manager. The rule involved a different process of assembling a product that I was not used to. I quickly adapted to the new rule and began teaching it to new employees.
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There has never been a time when I disliked the rules. I would always comply with them and never saw them as a problem.
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I understand the importance of rules to protect customer's and staff.
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More so it would be when certain rules of other businesses affected how I did my job.
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That you must finish your work before you close for the day when I had to rush to the post office to post an important document before it closed. I stayd back to finish my work and ended up not being able to post that mail.
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I never disliked company rules I am very versatile so I just adjust and make the best of the new situation.
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Generally I respect and trust rules. I believe they are in place to benefit the majority and for fairness and equality. Most of the time a company rule/policy may need challenging if the company needs to move with the times or the big picture needs to be explained, therefore acceptance of the rule.
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There wasn't a time found company rules to be fair.
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Not done, always respect rules.
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No reward or any sort of recogisation for hard working employee, not even employee of the month or anything to motivate.
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I have alway worke within the rules of ny compoany and never had any disputes.
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When someone got a final warning for not wearing gloves.
25.
I did not have any problems with the rules within my previous job as I understood the rules were there for a reason and I did not show any conflict towards them.
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At McDonald's, children above 8 couldn't have a balloon which I thought was unfair.
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Never liked the fact that we had 15 min break and had to walk 5 mins to canteen and 5 mins back.
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I never had a problem with the company rules. I did what ever I suppose to do.
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They put a new rule there is no shift over time available we need to spend our time daily to tally the cash.
30.
There was really no rules, everyone was expected to get the job done in a timely manner. We received donations daily... You had to be on top of your job or some employees would get overwhelmed.
31.
In Spain the bar owner preferred to hire young girls than men because they looked better behind the bar.
32.
Never, rules are in place for health and safety reasons.
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When you have to work to a policy and the clothes do not match.
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Rules are there for everyone, employee and customers alike.
35.
When my hours were reduced.
36.
The rules we have are necessary and good. I truly cannot think of any I disliked.
37.
There has never been a time that I have disliked a company rule they are put in place for a reason.
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I did not like not being paid any holiday pay by employer I worked for in construction compay I never missed any days worked long hours .
39.
I like working for company but if there is no jobs there is no work to be done do not like the unstableness.
40.
I follow directions. Rules generally are not to be liked or disliked, just followed.
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A process I was working on was creating a bottle neck in the production area. I suggested a smarter way of working but was ignored because a small cost was involved to improve the process and needed three signatures to authorise the spend. One of the signatures was on holiday for a few weeks. This delay could have caused an accident. Eventually the spend was authorised and the process was improved to my suggestion.
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No jewellery allowed for health & safety.
43.
I dislike company rules, when my empathy is bigger in the situation, and I am not able to do more for the customers as I would like. However I understand, that everybody has to use and accept the company rules.
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I never disliked my old companys rules they are set in place for a reason.
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Rules are there for a reason and are there to protect customers and employees. I always stick to the rules of any company I work for. If I ever felt I had any issues then I would certainly discuss those with my line manager.
46.
In my last job I was in rockabil fish factory and on my first day they put me on the de finning machine but the gloves they had given me were too big and they only had one size.
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Limited trading time at market and extra charge for being on holiday.
48.
I believe companys have all there rules in place for a reason.
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I cannot recall such a time, I believe that rules are there for a reason and most places are understanding to the customer and employees circumstances.
50.
I was working in an assisted living home. Some of the company rules did not have our clients best interest in mind however they had the companies best interest in mind. I disagreed with the set rule and asked if it could be amended to benefit the company as well as the clients. It was amended to put the clients best interest as a priority and still protected the company. A win win situation.
51.
There was never a time when I particulary disliked our companies rules. We had to be clean, keep up maintenance and efficient, I understand that these are neccessary for the running of the store and it is why I was getting paid.
52.
Did not dislike rules, rules are needed to run company.
53.
I wouldn't say I dislike the the company rules it was just the company couldn't keep up with my pay.
54.
I can honestly say I have never found any rules have been to my disliking - they are put in place more often to protect the employee.
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I dint like losing my break time if l was on a call but sometimes you have to do it to make sure the client is happy.
56.
There wasnt any rules that I disagreed with it was a well run company.
57.
To be honest I never dislike any rules. I believe rules are made to follow.
58.
I honestly can't say I've worked in an organization that I didn't like the rules, I pride myself on learning and understanding the company rules, procedures and processes in the first few weeks, and with this knowledge i'm able to adapt to the culture and the needs of the organization.
59.
We have recently taken on lots of new accounts from other offices and all have there own policies and procedures and I would like to interline them into one to make operations easier and smoother but this is difficult as the customers have there own procedures they would like to stick to and we are unable to change them straight away but overtime it maybe a possibility but for now lots of prompt sheets and having information at hand does help.
60.
I never dislike anything, the rules were there for a good reason, for staff and public safty.
61.
Your never going too like every rule, you just have too abide by them.
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Never rules are there for a reason.
63.
When they did not treat the customer correctly, eg, 3 minutes per call.
64.
I use to work at burger king. It was how dm was when she came to town. She didnt care about anything in to resturarant and just let everyone do whatever they wanted and it didnt run good.
65.
Managing personal data - particularly as some ofthe individuals were vulnerable. I sought support from my line manager who was able too put in place a more appropriate system which he was able to stand over as a project co-ord.
66.
Company rules are not to like or dislike. They are in place for a reason.
67.
The rule that I disliked was my boss just giving more attention and listen to the girls only.
68.
I thought that stopping working stock at 2pm to recover was not always practical as in a busy retail environment things sometime change and there may be more stock that needs to go out. There needs to be flexibility on some rules at certain times.
69.
Manager dress code. I believe that managers should look professional so that they are set apart from employees.
70.
Can't remember a time, when a rule was unjust at all, always very could reasoning behind rules. Safety etc.
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Inconsistent rules, no water in stock rooms, rules kept changing and then changing back.
72.
When I worked at KFC there was no real break sceheme, people would just leave at will and there was no real rule complying to help us.
73.
I follow all rules and policy.
74.
I always followed company rules and policy.
75.
Managers had found a loophole that allowed them to tamper with payplan and the people actually making the company money were being penalized.
76.
I havnt really disliked any thing about the rules of my last job rules are to be followed and thats what I do.
77.
Non compliance with apprenticeship.
78.
I never really disliked any rules at my current job, I felt like they were all their for a good reason, mostly for safety of the staff and public.

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