Software Engineer Behavioral Questions 2
Doing Useless Tasks
Question: What would you do if you were asked to do something is not worth doing?
a. It’s important not to assume outright that it’s not worth doing.
b. Don’t break any rules to do the task.
c. Bring things up with your manager.
Example: First of all, I would try to make sure I understood the situation, especially if I was being asked to do something that would normally be against the rules. Once I was sure I understood what I was being asked to do, if it was still an issue, I would explain my misgivings. After that, if it’s just a matter of procedure, I’m doing things the boss’s way because supervisors have a different view of the situation. If it’s an issue of safety or another major concern, though, I would not act until I was sure that what I was doing would not be harmful to our overall project.