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How would you handle a situation that could cause you to miss work?
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"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." Proper planning will get you far, but sometimes life happens and you'll need a plan B. Think about some of the variables in your life that could affect your attendance at work. Sick children, traffic, car breakdowns... the list goes on. Most likely one of these issues has affected you before. How did you handle it? It may not be possible for everything to work out so smoothly, getting your shift covered or still making it to work on time. Your interviewer is looking to see that you are proactive and that you can handle the stress of unexpected situations that can arise.
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"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."

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User-Submitted Answers

How would you handle a situation that could cause you to miss work?
1.
The amount of days the facility that I work at allow.
2.
I believe that as long as you are available when needed and making sure you do well in your job your entitled to have a vacation and an agreement with the department.
3.
I feel it is never acceptable to be absent. But I know there are some instances that are unavoidable and so with proper reason and verification those are acceptable.
4.
I feel like the acceptable amounts of absences should depend on the situation that is causing the absences.
5.
Hopefully none, but life happens and I have children and they get sick from time to time, and as long as nothing tragic happens, I guess 8-10
6.
As many days as you request off or have off. Set aside appropriate sick days as well.
7.
I'm not sure I always strive for perfect attendance, I had perfect attendance in school.
8.
Only If you are sick or your child is sick.
9.
If it is up to me, I say it is better not to miss any days at all but life is unpredicatable so sometimes things happen, so I think maybe a couple of times and not more.
10.
14 days just in case you get sick or incase of other family matters.