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Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job?
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The interviewer wants to hear that you are not a rule breaker, and you support the rules the company has put into place. Start off by telling the interviewer that you follow all of the company rules and are supportive of the leadership decisions the company makes regarding rules. After all, there had to be some logic to their professional decision! Next, think of an outside the box rule your company had that you simply would have made a different decision about. A sound example might be that company rule that says no insulated lunch boxes/totes can be put into the fridge because it takes up too much space. You might tell the interviewer, "If I could change one decision the leadership team made regarding a rule, I would not have implemented the rule that says employees cannot put a lunch tote/lunch box in the fridge for space reasons because it makes it so much harder to find your own food in the fridge at lunch time resulting in a line at the refrigerator and less time to spend outside enjoying the sunshine." This shows the interviewer that you respect decisions even when you recognize you would make different decisions sometimes.
Answer examples
"If I could change one decision the leadership team made regarding a rule, I would not have implemented the rule that says employees cannot put a lunch tote/lunch box in the fridge for space reasons because it makes it so much harder to find your own food in the fridge at lunch time resulting in a line at the refrigerator and less time to spend outside enjoying the sunshine."

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User-Submitted Answers

Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job?
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I never disliked the rules.
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Not a secure office.
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I Never dislike rules.
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In my last job, we had to take back clothes that were worn and returned the next day for VIP clients. Because they purchased items 3 times a week they we VIP, but it never made sense to me. We made no money from them because they returned it the next day.
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I disliked the company policies about switching children to a different classroom when we were understaffed. I tried to give the directors other options instead switching the children because I believe they need stability. If the director did want to take my suggestions I followed the policies even thought I did not like it.
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I believe in following company protocol and being honest in all things.
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I expressed my opinion to my manager and that was that.
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At pick and save, a minimum 12 hours a week was required, and it was difficult to maintain the postion with school.
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I never had a problem with the company rules. I always made sure to abide by them.
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I havent had a job before.
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At walmart we had to have a fast and friendly service and sometimes the customers get a little chatty when ringing them up so sometimes I felt like I was in a rush when we have heavy traffic.
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Working at the YMCA the rules were not strict and I have never had issues with rules at work.
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I have no previous job experience.
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I disliked having to ask to use the bathroom, but that become less of a problem.
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I cannot think of a specific time where I have absolutely disliked company rules. I understand there are rules for a reason. But if I absolutely despise a company rule, I would try to understand why it was put into place and if needed, contact my management team for further understanding and to address my concerns.
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Honestly, there were not really any rules I disliked. Our main rules were really being on time, dressing appropriately, and having good customer service, which are all reasonable expectations.
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The time I disliked my company rules in my last job was when a customer stole and I told a worker and they said that its NO BIG DEAL
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The only thing that I can think of at this time is when I applied for the job, I did agree to work any day of the week. But things changed and I gave notice that I would not be able to work on a Sunday and they were not willling to work with me at all.
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I just deal with them store policy.
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I really did not have a problems with the company rules, because I understood it was for the benefit of all the employees.
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Never have been in that situation.
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I have never disliked rules. I believe rules are in place for a reason and I have put that in my values throughout athletics and academics in high school.
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I never had an issue with any of the rules.
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I can't recall any rules that I didnt particular agree. All the rules were straightforward and I believed they were necessary in order to maintain order.
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Company rules are set for a reason so I never disliked them.
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I never had any other working experiences besides volunteering. In terms of that experience, there weren't really any rules I disliked. They all seemed pretty fair.
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I really didn't have any problems when talking about my previous job.
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I always like Companies rules and policies, I always follow them.
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I have not disliked company rules. Most rules are easy to follow, and are there for a reason.
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I always follow the rules no matter if I disagree or not.
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A new district manager had started to make different changes to our store. They were little things like removing tint off windows and the shirts we wore must have a collar on them. Not a lot of employees were happy with the changes but all of us eventually got used to them.
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There was never a rule a disliked. There is a reason for rules, and I must follow them.