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How many days were you absent from work last year?

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    How many days were you absent from work last year?

      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.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

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

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "I come from the old school way of thinking where if you aren't in the hospital, you show up to work. I can honestly say that the last sick day I took was about six years ago. I expect dedication from my employees which I first need to demonstrate."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "This past year I missed three consecutive days due to illness. I am very dedicated to my projects, and my employer. I had strep throat and still worked from home!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "I think I missed ten days, counting vacation time. Of those, five were for my vacation. For three days, I was excused under a doctor's note. The other two absences were pre-approved family days."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "My current employer allows us to work from home if we aren't feeling well. I take my laptop with me nearly every day anyway so if there is a day that I am under the weather, and potentially contagious, I will work from home. This past year that has happened only twice."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Teacher interview

      "Missing a day of work is a challenge for me since I am responsible for locating my substitute teacher and I have to pay them from my budget. For this reason, and the fact that I am a dedicated and truthful person, I will only call in sick in dire situations. Through my six-year career as a teacher, I have called in sick just a handful of times. Thank goodness for ColdFX and immunity boosting vitamins!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Clinical Research interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Abstractor interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Abdominal Sonographer interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Border Patrol Officer interview

      "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."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Dental Laboratory Technician interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Front Desk interview

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

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Power Plant Operator interview

      "I feel that the only acceptable thing to do is to show up to work when you are expected. My previous supervisor really appreciated this about me and he will comment highly on my level of reliability when you contact him for a reference."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Taxi Drivers interview

      "In over five years as a cab driver, I can say that I've rarely missed work. Of course, there were times that I had to call in sick. In those instances, I make sure to cover my shift. Once, I had to cut my day short to attend to a family emergency. I respect my boss and value our relationship which is why I always make sure to give him a heads-up and a timeline on my return."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Bookstore interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Mortgage Loan Processor interview

      "I am a very reliable worker. If you spoke with my current supervisor she would tell you that I have had zero unexcused absences in the past 3 years. I am always on time and will work overtime when required. I am also a reliable coworker. I am always available to help my colleagues if they need help, and I have a real belief in the power of teamwork. Recently, a coworker who was assigned a high-priority assignment had a family emergency and could not complete it. I was happy to jump in and cover the project until she could return to work. This is the kind of environment I want to work in. I want to know that I'll get support if I need it, and I'm always willing to pay it forward."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Host or Hostess interview

      "There was a snow storm, and I couldn't get a hold of my manager to find out if we would be open or not. I woke up extra early and made my way to work anyways, just to be on the safe side."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Respiratory Therapists interview

      "I stay calm and composed when issues arise. I slept through my alarm one time and knew I would be late for work. I called my boss immediately and then got ready as quickly as I could. I understand that my tardiness could affect both my coworkers and my patients."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Economist interview

      "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."