Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 22:28

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
2 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 428
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 93 [2] , given: 14

A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2009, 23:19
2
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

50% (03:40) correct 50% (02:06) wrong based on 6 sessions
A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain company are dissatisfied with their jobs. The survey also showed that most of the dissatisfied workers believe that they have little control over their job assignments. Therefore, to increase workers job satisfaction the company’s management need only concentrate on changing workers’ beliefs regarding the degree of control they have over their job assignments.
Which one of the following, if also shown by the survey, would most seriously call into question the conclusion made by the author of the passage?
(A) The dissatisfied workers feel that their wages are too low and working conditions are unsatisfactory.
(B) The number of workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs is greater than the number who are dissatisfied.
(C) The workers in the company are more dissatisfied than workers in other companies.
(D) Most people in company management believe that the workers already have too much control over their work.
(E) The workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs believe that they have a lot of control over their job assignments
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 228
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 93 [2] , given: 1

Re: dissatisfied worker [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 00:18
2
This post received
KUDOS
IMO answer is A
The author concluded that management only need to do is change the workers beliefs regarding degree of control.

(A) The dissatisfied workers feel that their wages are too low and working conditions are unsatisfactory
By showing that workers are also dissatisfied with wages and working condition, the management has do more than just change the workers beliefs regarding degree of control. Hence weakening the argument.
-The correct Answer

(B) The number of workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs is greater than the number who are dissatisfied.
Out of scope

(C) The workers in the company are more dissatisfied than workers in other companies.
Out of scope

(D) Most people in company management believe that the workers already have too much control over their work.
This is about what management need do and not what it thinks

(E) The workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs believe that they have a lot of control over their job assignments
This is argument is about the workers who are dissatisfied and not about the workers who are satisfied. Out of scope
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 24
Location: Russia
Schools: IESE, SDA Bocconi
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 4

Re: dissatisfied worker [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 04:09
+1 for A
1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 428
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 93 [1] , given: 14

Re: dissatisfied worker [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 04:13
1
This post received
KUDOS
OA given is A....

thank you guyzz for the explanation......
1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 266
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 45 [1] , given: 3

Re: dissatisfied worker [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 06:23
1
This post received
KUDOS
Yep, should be A..
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2009
Posts: 211
Followers: 68

Kudos [?]: 658 [0], given: 18

Re: dissatisfied worker [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 06:27
I'd go with A as well.

Good explanation jad3. +1 for you!
_________________

Click below to check out some great tips and tricks to help you deal with problems on Remainders!
compilation-of-tips-and-tricks-to-deal-with-remainders-86714.html#p651942

Word Problems Made Easy!
1) Translating the English to Math : word-problems-made-easy-87346.html
2) 'Work' Problems Made Easy : work-word-problems-made-easy-87357.html
3) 'Distance/Speed/Time' Word Problems Made Easy : distance-speed-time-word-problems-made-easy-87481.html

Re: dissatisfied worker   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2009, 06:27
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 A recent survey showed that while many banks have service honchos 4 18 Oct 2014, 10:01
2 Recent surveys show that many people who have left medical namurad 9 20 Apr 2008, 04:47
1 According to a recent survey, 26 percent of the 2000 workers neelesh 3 23 Feb 2008, 09:53
A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain jet1445 10 12 Feb 2007, 09:28
Hanifah: A recent survey shows that there are fewer people vprabhala 2 21 Mar 2005, 13:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.