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Question 1 of 20
If hired, how long would you stay with our company?
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If I am hired I will stay with your company as long as possible, until college perhaps.
2.
I cannot exactly give an amount of time but I would give my manager notice had I ever have to leave Target.
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I would stay as long as the company desires.
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Question 2 of 20
Do you have cash handling experience?
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I would say I have extreme cash handling experience. I did volunteer at my back to school fair where I handled cash and worked with people.
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Yes, I have had 2 jobs with cash handling.
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Some what. I have not had any real job experience.
Question 3 of 20
Do you have any friends or relatives that work at Target?
Question 4 of 20
How would your references describe you?
User-Submitted Answers
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That I work hard and do my best. I try to learn if I don't know how to do something.
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My babysitting job would describe me as excited to work and be working with her child, great with others and dealing with difficult situations.
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A very dependable person that gets the job done.
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My references would describe me as a hard worker. I come ready and prepared to get in a good days of work everyday. They will also describe me as fun, perhaps funny when I want to be and very out going and just out there.
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I believe any references would describe me as hard working and driven to help others and accomplish goals.
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They would describe me as someone who is organized, head strong, and quick on her feet with the ability to take any challenge with positivity.
Question 5 of 20
Developing and using a detailed procedure is often very important in a job. Tell about a time when you needed to develop and use a detailed procedure to successfully complete a project.
User-Submitted Answers
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I had to write an essay for my semester exam for AP US History. It was a loaded prompt. I had to write about foreign policy in the U.S throughout WWI to Cold War. I had to create a very dense outline in order about foreign policy over 30 years. It was tough assignment but I made an A in the end.
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In school, I did independent study which is when you get the whole semester work in one packet. When I was behind, I would have to do every single assignment and question in about a week. I created a system where I would read the whole chapter, then do the vocabulary, then do the questions, and then the chapter review. In doing this process, I was able to do about 3 or 4 chapters in a week. To me, I was very productive.
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A time when I needed to develop and use a detailed procedure to complete a project successfully is for one of my math projects I had in school. I needed to use the right equations to get the right solutions for a graphed animal I had to design.
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At a previous job working at a fast food place, I had to close by myself. My manager did give a list of things that needed done and I would follow the list quickly and efficiently as possible to get the project done. It did take practice and a few times to learn how I could personally find a way that was right for me to complete the job.
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It was during the beginning of the semester which is usually the busiest. All the students were being registered back to back in a flood and we were losing track, so I suggested that we line all the names, addresses, and transfers in a pile to another room, and go one by one. And it worked!
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When I've had big school projects in the past, I make a lists of tasks I need to do.
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Well I was in Jewelry dept a mother and little daughter walked up. The lady wanted to buy the journey necklace. The little girl was crying "I want one " I told her these necklaces come with a story, a journey of life.. When her life is longer like her Mom's then she should have one.
Question 6 of 20
In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?
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Since I am already retired I would plan on having a good relationship with the company. To be the best employee that I can be.
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Short term: Finish high school and get a car. Long term: Go to college and earn my undergraduate degree then go to med school, finish a internship/residency program, get married and start a family.
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My short term goals is to get enough money to buy myself a usable phone, and a car for transportation. My long term goals is paying for college and graduating and living on my own.
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Short term goals were to learn and have better confidence with credit card apps and long term were to be able to not need much assistance and be able to work as an individual cashier and be able to assist or train new cashiers.
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My short term goal was to learn everything and anything I could in the span of the month to be efficient. My long term goal was to be able to manage the office.
Question 7 of 20
When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?
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Understand the assignment before starting it.
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When I am given an important assignment I would approach it by understanding the assignment and knowing what needs to be done. I will take it on inch by inch not messing it up and basically putting in all my work.
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I would interpret the assignment and plan out how I am going to get it done on time and efficiently.
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I approach it with an open mind as remaining so is already a good strategy to the impending solution.
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Make sure it was done on time and correctly . I would stress, but I would be serious about it.
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Well, it depends on the task. For example, when I write essays for school, I create an outline of my paper. I guess you could say I determine what my goals are and work to reach them,
Question 8 of 20
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Usually I would ask my team leader a good way to go about the situation. If not available I'd stay low key.
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Remain calm and continue to work no matter how stressful it may be.
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I handle stressful situations the same way I do when I'm under pressure. I first start from the very top and take it from there.
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I remind myself to remain calm and also keep the environment calm.
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I handle them with a firm hand while remaining open minded as well.
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I take a second to pause and take a deep breath and focus on the task or tasks.
Question 9 of 20
How do you handle conflict with co-workers?
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The way I would handle conflict with co-workers is by first knowing what the problem is, then proceeding in getting the truth of what happened and hopefully coming up with a solution between them. If that doesn't work and is still going on for quite a while, I would talk to a manager.
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Sometimes it is best to discuss the conflict off the job and come up with a solution that fits both people.
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I would resolve it. It is senseless to dwell on something that doesn't benefit us at all.
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Calmly and don't let the conflict bother me, because we both have a job to do.
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Address the problem and talk it out to solve it.
Question 10 of 20
Do you shop at Target?
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I do shop at target whenever I have the chance. I especially love getting my school supplies here and clothes.
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Yes it's my go to store whenever I to shop.
Question 11 of 20
Do you work well under pressure?
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I can say that I work well under pressure. First I need to understand what needs to get done, start from the beginning and then take it from there with one step at a time.
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I would average under pressure. I focus on remaining calm and keeping a face but accurate pace.
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Yes. I move on with positivity, and complete my tasks to the best of my ability.
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I work well and try to keep myself level headed and focus on the task at hand.
Question 12 of 20
Have you ever been faced with company policy you disagreed with, but had to enforce it anyway?
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No; like I said, I have no previous work experience. However, I can assure my personal opinions will not affect my ability to enforce the company's policies and producers.
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I have not. If a company has a rule, then I have to enforce it.
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I have no be faced with a company policy I disagreed with. Everything is reasonable.
4.
Yes, as a previous cashier we had to enforce checking a customers ID for tobacco even if they appeared to be definitely of age.
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Not that I can recall, but if I had to in a situation then I will enforce it.
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No I have not, but if I did, I wouldn't let me bother me unless it affected me in a big way.
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Yes, but is expected not to agree with all. But I would still enforce it.. That is my job to do.
Question 13 of 20
How would you define good customer service?
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Having a positive and helpful attitude towards the customer and answering any question they have to the best of my ability and if I do not have the answer to their question I go and seek it for them.
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I would define customer service a place where people go to for help. Customer service brings satisfactions to their customers, never disappointing them.
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Good customer service is making sure the customer walks away happy with everything they need.
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Good customer service is anything that will have impact on making the customer happy that they shopped at target and happy to come back. Things could include greeting customers friendly and positively, ensuring that the customer found what they needed and welcoming them back to shop with Target again.
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I would define good customer service as being able to count on someone when in need for anything without any problems.
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Doing whatever it takes to keep the customer coming back, and making the customer comfortable to ask any questions.
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I would describe good customer service as being able to listen to the customer and solve their problem in a timely manner.
Question 14 of 20
What typical kinds of customer dissatisfaction were inherent in your last job? How did you deal with this?
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My previous jobs did not have any customer dissatisfaction.
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Some people were dissatisfied that we didn't carry a certain item and I dealt with this situation by asking customer service where the closest store has that item.
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Not having the right product for the customer, I would inform the customer of their ordering options.
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Customers would often get angry that they would have to be ID'ed for tobacco and alcohol. While handling this problem I would remain calm and explain to the customer that I am sorry for the inconvenience but it is store policy.
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The most typical kind of customer dissatisfaction is when customers don't get answers, or things that they want on sight. How I dealt with such a situation is that I call upon the supervisor in times when I don't know what else to do.
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I've dealt with angry customers, but I reacted calmly and did what I needed to do to satisfy them.
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I was assigned to the jewelry dept. Usually it would be about price status, clearance, holding an item. I just stick to what I know and not get sucked in trying to please someone that could go against policy and lose my job....
Question 15 of 20
Where do you see yourself in the Target organization in two years?
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Sadly, I won't be with Target for over a year. I plan on going to college in the fall of 2017. However, do I plan to work as hard as possible for the time I will be with the company.
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I'm going to school I the fall, and I would hope to work over the summer and I've over winter break. In those two areas, I see myself being a lead cashier or a manager.
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Perhaps at a higher position in the store.
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I see myself still working for the company, perhaps in a higher position because I work hard everyday.
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I see myself in an area of responsibility possibly in management.
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I see myself still employed with Target possibly still as a cashier or possibly learning/working in a different department.
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In the next two years, I see myself as a Manager.
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Hopefully I have achieved a higher position and maybe a team leader.
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I plan on still working as a Cashier. I have no desire to have a higher status.
Question 16 of 20
In what areas do you believe Target could improve upon itself?
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I am not qualified to make such as an assessment.
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Customer service, to me, is already at the top of its game, but the price scanners around the stores could improve by not breaking down as often.
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Cashier because I like to work at a fast pace and meeting new people.
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Honestly, Target is a great company, I don't know how else Target can improve.
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Although I am not familiar with much of the inner workings of target I believe there is always room for improvement and I hope to help improve as needed.
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Personally I have never had a poor shopping experience at target.
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I would say it can improve on the attitudes that workers have here.
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I honestly don't think there are any areas where target needs improvement. Everyone is nice, and always on top of tasks. Maybe if they had more if a food option, but that's not a problem.
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Could improve on having a memo for Guest to see when certain must have items aren't available. The Guest usually lashes out to the person in that department.........
Question 17 of 20
When applying for jobs, why did you choose Target?
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I love Target's policies. I know Target has been in the news recently because of its bathroom policy but I couldn't love your stance more.
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I previously applied to work at target, but I was too young. This time around, target was my first choice because I love the atmosphere target gives to its customers, the way the employees at target are always inviting and happy to help you. Overall, I felt as if I wanted to be someone at target giving the customers the same feeling I got being at target.
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Because I want to learn new things and I love to work.
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I've always loved coming to target and when I saw that you were hiring I jumped at the opportunity to work here.
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I chose target because I love the environment and I've been shopping here since I could remember and I know it's the best place to work at.
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I feel like it is a company that I can grow with and expand my customer service skills.
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Because I've always been passionate being a cashier.
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Target was at the top of my 'apply list' because the environment seems to be more fun and laid back also while being able to learn and advance as an employee.
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Because I want to be apart of a team that there everyday goal as an employee is to make them happy.
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I chose Target because I admired the atmosphere in my days of shopping here as it was an organized and fun environment.
Question 18 of 20
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User-Submitted Answers
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I'm an asset because I'm a self starter I enjoy working at Target . I basically tend to my assignment and stay low key.
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I am punctual, clean, organized, neat, love to learn, and can work well with others.
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I believe I am the best candidate for the job because I am good with people, solving problems, finishing tasks quickly and efficiently, being organized, and greeting people with a positive attitude.
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Because I am persistant and unrelenting in anything I attempt.
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Because I have great personal and great customer service.
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I'm the best candidate for target because I know how to make customers welcomed, I have a positive, energetic personality that will keep customers coming back and I know how to get the job done.
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I will do my best to achieve the best customer service possible while completing all of my responsibilities as an employee.
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I will fit in beautifully and be a great addition to your team.
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I have 3+ years in retail experience working with customers so I know how to talk to them and also provide them with friendly great service that'll make them want to come back.
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I have experience as a cashier at a job I previously worked. Also I am a very dependable and positive person for the job. I believe I can help to be part of a team to give Target customers a great shopping experience.
Question 19 of 20
What do you know about our company?
User-Submitted Answers
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I know a lot about the Target Red card, cartwheel, and how they impact the customer and the company.
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I know that it is a well run and managed company that values its customers from my experience altleast and they are always expanding.
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That you have good services have a variety of items.
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Target is the second largest discount retailer in the united states.
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I think this company is great. Everyday this company is bringing in customers and they have a lot of great products that customers keep coming back for.
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I know that the company is a reputable one and that customer service is a main priority.
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I know that this company is the second largest retalor.
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I know that your company has a very high customer base. Target is a very popular company with a strong staff that lives to make their customers satisfied.
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We fulfill the needs and fuel the potential of our guests.
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I know that you guys are dedicated to giving your customers an exceptional guest experience and that's what I aim to do.
Question 20 of 20
How well do you handle customer complaints?
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Sometimes you do all you can but still there are complaints.
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By being polite and working to solve the customer's issue.
3.
I handle complaints well such as, directing the customer to a manager if I cannot solve the complaint, but if I can, I work together with the customer to come to a resolution that the company and the customer are happy with.
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Very well. I always make sure to address the customer's remarks and questions.
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I try to calm them and get to the root of the issue to solve it effectively.
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I think I would handle them pretty good.
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I will try to help them and if I cant help them then I will ask a manager to with the customer.
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Considering that this is my first job, I wouldn't know. If I were in this position though, I would first take it from the top understanding why the customer has this complaint and walking through the process of satisfying the customer.
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I handle them to the best of my availability, listening to the customer and asking if I can help solve the problem with immediate action.
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I would handle the situation in a calm matter. I would make sure I have a clear understanding of the customers complaint and do my best to keep them calm and well assured that our store will stop at nothing to fix the issue so that the customer is more than happy to return.

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