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Do you work well under pressure?
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"Yes! I have learned how to deal with everyday stress and the pressure of a fast-paced environment. When I was working in a busy restaurant, I dealt with a wide variety personalities. One night we were slammed and I had just worked two double shifts in a row, but I managed to resolve a customer complaint about the steak and keep a positive attitude the whole night!" At USPS, you may be faced with long lines of customers, some frustrated, some in a bad mood. You will need to be able to handle your stress and the stress of others! The interviewer is most interested in hearing a specific example to help them better understand your ability to deal with pressure. Try to describe the situation that shows you can stay calm in the most stressful situations. If you haven't experienced intense work environments, think about the last time you were preparing for a test that you were really nervous about.
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"Yes! I have learned how to deal with everyday stress and the pressure of a fast-paced environment. When I was working in a busy restaurant, I dealt with a wide variety personalities. One night we were slammed and I had just worked two double shifts in a row, but I managed to resolve a customer complaint about the steak and keep a positive attitude the whole night!"
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User-Submitted Answers

Do you work well under pressure?
1.
Absolutely, I love a challenge.
2.
I work very well under pressure and love when I have a lot to do.
3.
Yes. My previous job was nothing but pressure.
4.
Yes I think I do better under pressure trying to resolve the issue at hand.
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Yes very well. When I am under pressure it makes my day go by real quick.
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Yes, I like having a set timeline, I can do both, but with a time line you know that certain things need to get done, so you have time for the next set of items. I always welcome more than I can handle than less.
7.
For the most part, yes, I do. I like having deadlines and meeting them. I like having numerous responsibilities and achieving them.
8.
Yes, I work well under pressure. I believe the pressure its necessary sometimes to escape of routine.
9.
Yes, being under pressure motivates me to work harder.
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Yes. In particular, one job I have, I am constantly under pressure.
11.
I would say I do. I just do what I need to do.
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Yes, I try not to allow pressure to get to me by working on the things at task. Focusing on getting the job done that I am here to do.
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I try to evaluate the situation and continue working to solve it.
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I try to control the situation, not let it control me.