If you're stranded in the middle of the ocean on a life raft what would be three things you would wish to have?

What are interviewers trying to figure out about you when they ask this question? And what answers do they want to hear?

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Jun 30,2013

1. One-use teleportation machine that already has all the adequate workings to teleport me to my home
2. A lottery ticket for a $100MM mega-millions jackpot with no other jackpot winners besides me
3. Patent for said teleportation machine

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Jun 30,2013

Trick question, you only need two things:
Laptop w/ excel & ppt
Internet connection to send work to NYC

More realistically, it's probably just to get a feel for a) how you think on your feet, b) your personality, and c) your problem-solving abilities. To be fair, I've never been asked this question.

 
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Jun 30,2013

If you answer anything but this you failed.

1 a GPS unit with a full battery.
2 a satellite phone with a full battery.
3 a martini, shaken not stirred.

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Jun 30,2013
heister:

If you answer anything but this you failed.

1 a GPS unit with a full battery.
2 a satellite phone with a full battery.
3 a martini, shaken not stirred.

Haha, I was thinking along the same lines.

1) Satellite phone (GPS coordinates can be pulled from it) w/full battery
2) Bottle of Rum
3) Pineapple

 
Jun 30,2013
peinvestor2012:
heister:

If you answer anything but this you failed.
1 a GPS unit with a full battery.
2 a satellite phone with a full battery.
3 a martini, shaken not stirred.

Haha, I was thinking along the same lines.

1) Satellite phone (GPS coordinates can be pulled from it) w/full battery
2) Bottle of Rum
3) Pineapple

1. Volleyball named Wilson
2. Satellite Phone
3. Bucket of fresh water (can be refilled from any rain)

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

 
Jun 30,2013
yeahright:
peinvestor2012:

heister:
If you answer anything but this you failed.
1 a GPS unit with a full battery.
2 a satellite phone with a full battery.
3 a martini, shaken not stirred.

Haha, I was thinking along the same lines.
1) Satellite phone (GPS coordinates can be pulled from it) w/full battery
2) Bottle of Rum
3) Pineapple

1. Volleyball named Wilson
2. Satellite Phone
3. Bucket of fresh water (can be refilled from any rain)

I'd prefer to have some booze, in case nobody shows up. Might as well die drunk.

 
Jun 30,2013

GPS, Satellite Phone, International flight log (use reflective surface of phone to signal planes)

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Jun 30,2013

An EPIRB, Desalinator and MREs

 
Jun 30,2013

Forget these "full batteries" for phones and GPS, solar or crank powered baby,... also it's interesting none of you guys wanted protection from the elements nor an outboard engine.

 
Jun 30,2013
adapt or die:

Forget these "full batteries" for phones and GPS, solar or crank powered baby,... also it's interesting none of you guys wanted protection from the elements nor an outboard engine.

Generally a life raft in modern times has shelter built into it, and since it is entirely inflated with no rigid structure it can not support a motor and a fuel source. I would much rather be found quickly than try and find my way to a shoreline somewhere.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

 
Jun 30,2013

Kate Upton

This to all my hatin' folks seeing me getting guac right now..

 
Jun 30,2013