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I negated the choice to confirm the answer. Whats your reasoning? Anyone who wants to argue option A?

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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 10:17
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Excellent question.

B, D and E can be eliminated since they are irrelevant to the argument.

Answer choice C is more like a conclusion rather than assumption. If you read carefully, if paid sick leaves are removed by company, fewer employees would take off from work because of illness. That is basically a result if the company adopts this policy. Hence cant be an assumption.

Regarding A - If reduction in benefits of employees is not going to affect the downturn of employees, then as author have mentioned, company can increase the performance by eliminating paid sick leave.

If employees decide to leave company because of this strategy, it will affect the company performance in wrong sense. Hence A is a correct answer choice.

I hope my explanation is on track. Thank You.

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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 10:25
For me it looked like D
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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 10:35
For me it was between A and E becuase only those 2 options talk about the company as a whole. E says "reduction in the number of paid sick days" whereas argument talks about elimination of paid sick days.

only A remains.
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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 18:52
Thanks guys ! I picked this question from Princeton Review. I believe the OA should be A.

Negate C should destroy the argument - opposite of NONE is "one" or more.
Logical negative C . If ONE paid sick leave were offered, fewer employees would take time off from work because of illness. ----> This doesn't seem to destroy the argument. Hence cannot be the answer.

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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2012, 22:39
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I negated the choice to confirm the answer. Whats your reasoning? Anyone who wants to argue option A?

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Pls correct the OA...........
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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2012, 22:49
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will go with A its negation makes the conclusion illogical
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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 16:56
its C for me as A assumes employees cannot be replaced by equally/more productive emplyees
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Re: sick leave [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2014, 00:13
I doubt the vailidity of OA of this question as pointed out by many members on this forum. This question needs further discussion. VerbalBot
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