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If you found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot, what would you do?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Costco interview

How to Answer

You would turn the money in at the member service desk or to a store manager! The interviewer needs to hear that you are honest and ethical. In this situation, the best thing to do is to turn the money in, and it is what the interviewer expects to hear from you.

If you found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot, what would you do?
Answer example

"I could never keep money that was not mine. Perhaps the person who dropped the money may desperately need that $20 today, and turning it in would give them a better chance of finding the money."

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If you found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot, what would you do?
1.
I would look for customers near the location of the money found to see if it belonged to them.
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Look in the parking lot for anyone who is panicking about a lost 20, and then I would inform my manager.
3.
Return to customer service.
4.
Probably should brig to lost and found if there is one in the store and or tell supervisor.
5.
Pick it up; look around to see if someone is looking for lost money in the parking lot. If not then hold onto it.
6.
Bring it in to customer service and ask them to hold to see if someone claims it.
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I would go to a manager to tell him and to turn in the $20 dollor bill into the office.
8.
Without a doubt, take it to the membership/customer service desk. Try to aquire if anyone recently came in to ask if found.
9.
I would return it to the the member or the manager.
10.
I will give it to my manager in case the owner comes back for it.
11.
I would return it to the Customer Service counter.
12.
Gives the money to the supervisor on duty in case a customer comes back looking for the money.
13.
If I found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot, I would pick it up and turn it into a manager or supervisor.
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You will have to bring it to control incase a customers comes back and claims it.
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I would turn in management or security.
16.
Look around to see if someone was looking for something they lost and ask them what there looking for.
17.
Bring in in and turn it in and write a note saying where it was found.
18.
Take it to the members desk and hand it in and hope somebody comes back that has lost it.
19.
I would pick it up and immediately pick it up and bring it to one of the supervisors.
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If it was in the parking lot, I would probably pick it up and take it.
21.
I would bring it in to customer serviceand report what I had found.
22.
I give it to the member ship.
23.
Return it to customer service.
24.
I would pick up the money and take it to the store and hand it to the manager and tell them I found the money in the parking lot and let them deal with it.
25.
Try to look for a person near that might of drop it, maybe ask that person if he lost the lost a 20. Orthinks who might of lost it.. Then I would keep it.
26.
I would turn it in to customer service.
27.
Hand it in and see if anyone has made a claim for it.
28.
I will take it to customer service or either to a manager.
29.
See if anyone near may have dropped it. Turn it in to the store manager just in case a customer comes back for it.
30.
To be honest I will keep it.
31.
Pick it up and hand it over to supervisor.
32.
I would see if anybody lost it. If so, I would return it, otherwise I would bring it to Lost-and Found.
33.
Give it the manager, so anyone who comes in the store looking for it can claim it.
34.
Look around to see if someone is looking for it, if not, go to customer service and ask if anyone has stopped by and asked for it, leave it with them. Possibly come back at the end of the day and see if anyone has claimed it.
35.
I would give it to the front end manager to see if the person comes back for it.
36.
If I saw who dropped it, I would return it. If not I would bring it to my superior.
37.
Take it to the front desk.
38.
I would do my best to fund who dropped it. Failing that, I'd return it to customer service.
39.
I would take it to the manager.
40.
Report it to my manager or put it in a lost and found.
41.
I would give the money to the service counter, hopefully the owner of the money will retrieve it.
42.
See if the person who dropped the twenty was nearby and if they were give it to them.
43.
Bring it a managers intention.
44.
I will try to see if somebody around me is looking for it.
45.
Look around if someones there who would have probably lost it, if not I would take it an out it into church offering.
46.
I would take it into the store and let them know I found it.
47.
I would pick up the money and take it in the store and hand it to a manager and tell him or her that I found this outside on the street and let them deal with the money.
48.
First, I would look around if anybody nearby dropped it or not. If there is no one, then I would take it the customer service and tell that I found this twenty dollar bill so if anyone come to look for it, please give back to the person.
49.
Check to see if someone is searching for something.
50.
If see a person ahead will ask them if they dropped it, if not would just hold on to it.
51.
I would bring it the service desk and tell them I found it outside in parklot.
52.
Pick it up and if no one was around that it looked liked they dropped it I would bring it in to membership.
53.
Ask if anyone lost any money and turn it into customer service to see if anyone comes to claim kt.
54.
Look around the immediate vicinity for anyone that had potentially dropped it, if no one was found, hand it in to the front desk at the store.
55.
Take it to the store manager and explain to he/she that I found it in the parking lot.
56.
Take it too customer service and she if anybody claims it.
57.
I would bring it to the cash office, or a mangers attention, and let them know where I found the missing money.
58.
Try to see who lost twenty dollars or tell a manager and give it to them.
59.
Take it to the lost and found . Money is hard to come by especially when you work hard for it.
60.
I would look around for the nearest person who either came from or walked by that area, and asked them if they dropped something, if no one, put that money in my pocket.
61.
I would give it to my manager telling him where I found it.
62.
Turn it in.
63.
I would turn it in to the cash office in case the owner came in asking if it was found.
64.
First look to see if someone right around me may have dropped it and if there is no one there then hand it in the the office or customer service... It could be someone who doesnt have very much money and may really need that last 20 dollars..
65.
Bring it to customer service to see if the customer comes back for it.
66.
I guess first I would look around to see if someone close by could have dropped it. If not then go inside the store to the service desk and without telling the amount ask if a customer reported losing money in the parking lot.
67.
Take it to the manager and let them know where I found it.

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