Would She Give Away 300 Loaves of Bread?

Loaves of Bread

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I can’t recall the name of the bakery, but from what I understand, they make fabulous bread.

This bakery was hired to provide the bread for a wedding party of 300 people. Something happened and the bread did not arrive. It wasn’t the end of the world, but it was a disappointment to the folks in charge of the wedding.

They reported it to the person manning the phone at the bakery. This individual was not the owner nor was he someone in a management position. But he did understand that the bakery had not made their delivery to this wedding and that he needed to do something about it.

What did he do? Well, the subject of this tip does kind of give it away.

He shipped one loaf of bread to each of the 300 wedding attendees. And he did this without consulting management.

So, if you’ve been following these tips for any length of time, you know what comes next.

Tell the above story to your applicant and ask her if she would do the same.

Your applicant may think that you love the idea that the person acted independently to ship out a loaf of bread to 300 people.

Or she may think that was an outrageous thing to do without consulting with someone higher up, maybe even the boss.

Either way, your applicant’s answer and her further explanation is a nice insight into how she thinks and might act down the road.

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