2. A new employee asks you to help with something, but you have a lot of work to finish and a deadline to meet.
What would you most and least likely do?
Tell the new employee that you’ll help when you complete what you’re working on if you’re able to.
Tell the new employee you cannot help and apologize because you are too busy.
Stop your work and help the new employee.
Suggest they ask other coworkers for help. Offer to assist only if the other coworkers cannot.
ML Suggest they ask other coworkers for help. Offer to assist only if the other coworkers cannot.
This response demonstrates that you understand the significance of team work and productivity. By suggesting that they ask other coworkers, it is possible someone else may have a lighter workload and is available. If there was nobody else who could help, then you may offer to assist them and have them help you after the other task is completed.
LL Tell the new employee you cannot help and apologize because you are too busy
This reply shows the USPS that you are more concerned with reaching your production quota rather than assisting your coworkers who need help. Mail Handler Associates share a focus on always being team players and working together to reach targeted goals so if you told the new employee you cannot help because you are too busy, that would be implying the opposite. In this position, you will face many different situations daily and often have tight deadlines to meet. So although you would be a team player if you decided to stop your work to help, that could have a negative impact on your performance.