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Have you ever accidentally missed a shift at your last job?
Advice
The interviewer wants to know that you are a reliable person. Tell the interviewer that you are reliable and do not 'accidentally' miss a shift. Next, share with the interviewer how few times you have called off from work in the past year. If you were sick with the flu and had to call off work 2 days in a row, that's to be expected! Simply tell the interviewer that you had the flu and had to call off 2 days in the past year. We are all human and get sick from time-to-time. Missing work for those 2 days will not be a deal breaker.

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User-Submitted Answers

Have you ever accidentally missed a shift at your last job?
1.
I have not had any previous work experience.
2.
No. I have always informed them that I was coming late.
3.
No. I have always been punctual and rarely take time off.
4.
Yes I have, it was my second week at the job. I had never worked in retail before and no one ever told me that the schedule changes every week.
5.
No I have never missed a shift in mu previous jobs. Every time I was not able to go was called for ahead of time or arranged with the manager.
6.
This is my first time applying for a job, but that would be highly irresponsible and out of character for me as an employee for Old Navy.
7.
No, I have never had a job before. However, if I become a part of your team, I will be motivated to come to work on time, and put in my best effort for the day.
8.
I have never missed a shift at my last job because I am very punctual and very responsible when it comes to an assigned job.
9.
No because this would be my first job.
10.
I do not have any experience working.
11.
When I first started my Job at a parking company, I did and I sloved that problem by really observing the date and time.
12.
No, I am through with checking my schedule.
13.
I have never had a previous job.
14.
This would be my first job so this is not applicable.
15.
My last job was babysitting and I was never late nor missed it.
16.
No, luckily, I have not missed any of my shift and its because I take my responsibilities seriously, therefore, I always try to be available on time during my shift.
17.
I have never ever missed a shift.
18.
I have no previous job experience, but as a Sunday school teacher and an intern at Prudential I am 99.99% never late.
19.
Being as I lived there where I worked one time I slept in for about 5 minutes and then my roomate who also did the same woke me up and we ran to the theatre.
20.
I do not have any previous work experience.
21.
No, I always try to be on my shift and on time.
22.
I have never accidentally missed a shift at my last job. I have always been there when the parents need me.
23.
No. I have never missed but one day due to illness.
24.
No, I have never accidentally missed a shift at my last job.
25.
No, I am very good about calling out if I can't make a shift.
26.
No, if I've missed a shift it was always for reasons such as sickness.
27.
No, if I need to miss a shift I am really good of informing my manager hours before missing out on a shift.
28.
The only time I've ever missed a shift was due to illness and I called in to a manager to tell them I wouldn't be coming in.
29.
This is my first real job. But I've never missed a day babysitting.
30.
No, I held a 100 per cent attendence record at my previous job.
31.
No, I worked as a babysitter, so the times I knew I had to be up early, I would set an alarm or two to make sure I was out the house by the time I needed to be.
32.
No I haven't. I've actually had so much perfect attendance that they gave me several perfect attendance points.
33.
No, but I have accidently showed up to work for the wrong shift upon coming back from a vacation.
34.
I have not previously had any other jobs, but I know myself and part of me is being dependable.
35.
Since this would be my first job, I have no experience in the job field. But if given the opportunity I would never miss a job shift. And if the situation was urgent and I had to miss it for some reason I would contact the manager right away.
36.
The closest I've ever come to accidentally missing a shift was when I thought I was supposed to go in at 6, but it was actually meant to be 5. My manager called, and I offered to stay an hour over my shift to cover for the confusion.