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How many days were you absent from work last year?

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The interviewer would like to know about your dedication to being present and on time. A part of being a diligent employee is to ensure that you are always on time and present when expected. It's great to even be 10 minutes early rather than just showing up right on the dot. Talk to the interviewer about your attendance.

How many days were you absent from work last year?
Abdominal Sonographer

"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2 and those were accompanied by a note from my doctor. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

Abstractor

"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2 and those were accompanied by a note from my Doctor. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

Admin

"I cannot recall the exact number, but I think it was around three days total. All absences were excused and with notice."

Auto Mechanic

"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2, and a note from my Doctor accompanied those. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm, and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

Basic

"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2, and a note from my Doctor accompanied those. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm, and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

Bookstore

"I pride myself on being reliable and going above and beyond in my role. I take personal accountability for my work and provide a great example to my coworkers."

Border Patrol Officer

"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2, and those were accompanied by a note from my doctor. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm, and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

Clinical Research

"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2, and a note from my Doctor accompanied those. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm, and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

Dental Laboratory Technician

"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2, and a note from my doctor accompanied those. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm, and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

Economist

"I am a very reliable person and have great difficulty in being late. Generally speaking, I aim to be 10 minutes early for work every day. My previous manager comments quite frequently on how pleased she is with my level of reliability."

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How many days were you absent from work last year?
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Changing Engine on a Audi A6
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Converting a 99 Honda Civic from automatic transmission to manual transmission. Gearbox and engine wiring loom had to be changed, also hole in floor had to be modified to accept manual gear lever and surround changed to suit.
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When I was a mechanic in the refinery plant I repared the piston pums there. The toughest job was removing piston and piston rod from the liner.
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Replaced a transmission.
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I do not have the toughest job .
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Working under ground.
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Replacing the spark plugs in a Car.
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Replacing an engine wrist pin.
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The toughest job for me was replacing gas valves inside a helicopter whilst on work experience as the aircraft was so compact and hard to move around.
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Dealing with my first warranties as a manager.
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Replacing a deck lock on a car transporter.
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It is a Ford Expidition... It not starting.. So fual pump not working.. So very hard to find that wiring..
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Working in the Copper And Gold mines in Arizona being exposed to highly dangerous cituations and the climate changes also .
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The toughest job I've done in the past would have to be working the midnight shift at ups as the irregular package loader.
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Changing out all the ABS wires in a Toyota Prius.
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When I was watching the mechanic change a transmission, it looked like a really tough job.
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Fixing the hydraulic system on a 1965 Mercedes 600 Grosser.
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Rebuilding a Honda manual transaxle, It was more tedious than difficult.
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Alternator on a Chevy captiva.
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I was a Service Manager for 2 years.
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Having to take the lead of a team without me having any experience.
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I haven't had a tough job yet.
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What comes to mind first is a 2015 escape with a harsh engagement transmission Issue. It was the first one we had worked on in the entire shop. The workshop manual had not been revised well and there was not very much room to get the transmission out. A coolant line was damaged while removing the transmission, and after tearing down the tranny to order parts we discovered most of the parts were on back order. With it being a warranty job we had to wait for Ford parts before I could rebuild it.
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Working out on the roadside, doing electrics.
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Overcoming being bullied.
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Changing a heater matrix in our old car.
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Removing engine by hand alone.
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Getting into this bird in baabar couple of weeks ago, took me 4 hours.
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American Eagle Distribution.
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Restoring a 1989 GMC surburban. Nothing was right with the electrical. And we had to make it carberated instead of fuel injected.
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Server Assistant and Cashier.
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Working for Wendy's Restaraunt because it wasn't a friendly work environment.
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To be honest nothing, really. Because I put my 100% in my job and sometimes enjoy what I love to do which is being a mechanic.
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Cat engine swap in a fright liner buesness class.
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Heater core in a dodge intrepid.
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I chose my profession because I want to promote peoples confidence by improving their oral aesthetics.
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Because I am a team player, dependable, I love a challenge and a fast learner.
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I believe I got what you are looking for and you will not be disappointed. I am a self started, do not need supervision and highly motivated by my work.
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Yes I am very reliable. I do have respondibiltes in life and understand the importance of trust.
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Yes, if I say something I mean it, and I also have a good memory.
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Yes, because I am willing to take shifts for people who can't make it to work. Also, I'm always on time and rarely sick.
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Yes I am a reliale person, im always making sure people around me are in a good mood and always asking if they need help with something.
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Yes, I am reliable person. I get my job done properly and accordingly. I am a full time student so it requires me to responsible.
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Yes I am, you can say im always on time. I do the best I can do .
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Yes I am a very reliable person. I am the eldest of 5 children and like the fact of me being independent and knowing I have responsibilities.
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Yes, I would help a co-worker if he or she were to ask me for help. For example, I agree to come in for work earlier if my manager asks me to.
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I am very reliable when I say I will do something theres nothing that can get in the way of me not completing a task.
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I can be a reliable person I know from right to wrong and if I make a mistake I learn from them and do better then before.
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Yes very I pride myself to always be on time and if I say I'm going to get something done I do. If I know I'm going to be late I always call but it rarely happens.
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Yes, if you call me or need me and you ask in advance ill be there.
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I am very reliable. I have never been late to work or missed a shift. If I do not have prior commitments, I will always do my best to cover a shift if someone needs me to.
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Yes because I play a team sport and I was the captain so everyone depended on me to make the right move and do everything correct.
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I believe that I am. I like to believe so because, in my mind, honesty and somebody's word is everything and you can always rely on the trustworthy.
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Yes, I am a reliable person as I not only come in 5 minutes before my shift, but I am most of the time reliable if someone needs to give me their shift because I understand the stress which can be had if no one shows up.
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Yes I am, lets say someone werent going to be able to make it to work, I could fill in.
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Yes, I am independent and I am willing to take initiative if I have to. I am a dilligent worker and whatever you need me to do, I will do it.
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Yes; always gets things done and also contributes to making high grades.
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I am very a very reliable person and I am willing to help with anything or anyone.
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Yes, I take every task and every thing in my life important and a top priority no matter how small or big the task is.
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I am very reliable, if anybody needs me no matter the circumstances I will try in my best ability to help them out.
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Yes, I am extremely reliable. I am organized, responsible and punctual.
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Yes I am always putting myself out there to challenge myself, I almost never let anyone down.
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Yes, because I am.
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I am very reliable, I have alot of commitments to sports and clubs and I always do my very best to show up on time and ready to complete the task at hand.
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Yes because I always complete my tasks.
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Yes I am extremely responsible and I would have a sense of guilt if something were to go wrong so I set high expectations for myself and do the right thing.
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Yes I am. I am very punctual, never late. You can count on me to do something and do it well.
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Yes I am a reliable person. Because of me having to be a responsble individual due to being a full time highschool student I do the job to the best of my ability. I am always in a good mood and I just find interest in helping people.
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Most definitely, I manage to stay true to my words through my actions. For example, if a meeting is called for tomorrow, I will show up at least 15 minutes early to ensure that I am on time.
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I am a very reliable person, if given a task, I usually complete it shortly after being asked and I always keep true to my word.
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Yes, I can be very dependent. If something need to be done you can count on my to do it.
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Yes. I'm always early for shifts and cover shifts when needed if I'm not busy.
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Yes, I am a reliable person because I get to places I need to be on time, I keep my promises, I am a trustworthy person which is hard to find most days. I am honest with others, and myself, and I take responsibility.
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Yes I'm very dependable and trustworthy, I always get my tasks done and will gratefully help others in need of assistance.
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Yes. I am always on time and is willing to go above and beyond expectations while working for this company.
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Yes, I am very reliable I do what needs to be done in enjoy helping others .
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Yes. I'm always on time to come and do my best.
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Yes I am, and I know that I can be. I am fully acknowledged that a lot of the times I am going to have to be reliable to get certain things done and I believe that I can. And really this is one of traits that I value.
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Yes, I am a reliable person, because I know that that person chose me when they could have chosen someone else meaning that they installed trust in me and I do not want to let them down.
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Yes. I am always to work on time and will do anything that is asked of me.
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Yes, I am a reliable person. I like to complete my tasks in a organized and a mannerly way.
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Yes I am a reliable person because I'm always on time and get my part of job done.
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Yes. Of someone needs me I will be there and I won't back out of a promise if I told someone I would do something .
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Yes I am a very reliable person. I like knowing when I put trust in someone else to do something that they will do it so I want to be able to also hold my self to higher standards than what I hope others would do.
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Yes, I am a reliable person because you can depend on me listen to instruction and get a a job done in a time given.
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Yes ! I am reliable. I am very consistent and I make sure whatever you need to be done is done. For example when I have homework to do and chores I always find a way to fit everything in so they all get done.
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I am a very reliable person. I hate when I can't rely on other people so I make sure that I am always very reliable.
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Yes I am, If any of my co-workers need help with work or any advice they can always ask me and I will always help.
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I am a very reliable person because value the importance of getting the job done.
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I am very reliable, if my friends or family need me to do things for them they never hesitate to ask because they know I will get the job done.
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I very much am, I am always the one in organized and keeping everybody up to date, I always get done what I say what will get done.
92.
I am a very reliable person, since I'm the oldest sibling in the family, My family always needs to count on me whenever I'm needed. Also with my community service who ever I'm helping relies on me to be on time, as well as getting the job right.
93.
I am a very reliable person.
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I have been known to be reliable by being overly prepared, I am a dedicated person so usually almost nothing stops me from getting the job done and I am an ambitious person so I always try to go above and beyond.
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Yes. I am always on time to work, I have my phone on me all the time so I'm easily contactable.
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Yes I am very reliable any time you need me I will be here any time you need something done it will get done.
97.
Yes, I am a reliable person. Most of the time I can come in when asked to when not my schedule. I am flexible.
98.
Yes, I go to school everyday, I participate in big brother and big sister program and I am always on time.
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I am a very reliable person. I am always on time and very punctual with getting my work done.
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Yes I would say I am reliable, I mean even if something does come across I make sure to find someone to cover for my positio . Or work something out.
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Yes I am a reliable person because you can always depend on me too be on time for work. My shift I will always give my 100% too get my tasks on what I'm asked too do properly and I will not rest til I'm done with it.

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