How many days were you absent from work last year?
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"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."
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.
Don't let this question catch you by surprise! After you do your research on the restaurant, write down some questions that came up for you. Next, review the restaurant website, and social media accounts, to see if any of those questions can be answered through those resources. Interviewers love to hear intelligent questions about the work environment, and job function. They like to be praised for the ways you are impressed by their reputation, and quality of food. Be strategic in your questions. If you still have uncertainties about the position that need to be clarified, this is an opportunity to get those answers as well.
Have you ever taken the fall for a situation, where it was really not your fault, in order to protect a coworker?
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"I do not believe in 'taking the fall' for people based on protecting them. Transparency is always a good idea and if something went wrong then it needs to be addressed in order to prevent it from happening again."
Taking the fall for a situation, in order to protect a coworker, is a tricky situation. It can show teamwork but it may not be the most honest thing to do. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on taking the fall for something you did not do.
"I can feel dissatisfaction on the job when I am not feeling heard or when there is not a mutual respect among the team members. I work best in more harmonious situations where there is little drama or gossip."
Everyone will have their own particular triggers that cause them to feel dissatisfied on the job. Talk to the interviewer about any factors that may deflate or discourage you in the workplace.
A Dishwasher, also known as a Kitchen Helper, is responsible for cleaning the dishes, utensils, and food preparation equipment used in a restaurant, commercial kitchen, hospital, or other business where food is prepared or served. The role of a Dishwasher is vital to the smooth operation of any kitchen setting as the Dishwasher is responsible for the overall cleanliness of the kitchen and the preparation of place settings and cooking tools.
Dishwasher positions are generally minimum wage roles. In a restaurant or bar setting, the dishwasher may receive a portion of the tip-out at the end of a shift; although this isn't the standard. There is often a high rate of turnover in a Dishwasher role which means that these positions may be easy to find. The hours of a Dishwasher will depend on the nature of the business. A cafe may have shorter hours where a bar or hospital kitchen will be open 24/7. Flexibility in ones schedule is important in this line of work as evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required.
Being a Dishwasher is a very physical role that requires a lot of standing, lifting, and bending. A Dishwasher should be prepared to handle the physical requirements of the role.
There is no post-secondary education required to become a dishwasher which makes it an ideal position for high school or university students. A dishwasher will receive on the job training which may also include food-safety or other health and safety related training.