What real business people expect
As an executive with 20 years of business experience, I’ve never heard anyone ask for “critical thinking” skills. I have heard the following:
Show up on time — no excuses. Be polite to everyone. Work hard. You’re given an pre-employment exam about basic math and English — pass it, if you want the job. Be thankful you have decent job. Follow the rules. Engage brain and think before putting mouth into gear.