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A company specializing in the sales of industrial flooring has been hit hard by the recent economic downturn. Mike has worked for this company for fifteen years and now holds a senior sales position. In recent years, his sales record has been stellar, but over the last few months, his sales have been low due to the slowdown. His boss has asked to meet with him next week. Mike is convinced that the company will not fire him: "I've been working with the company for well over a decade, and I have an excellent sales record. If anyone can find a way to boost sales and benefit the company, I'm the person. Therefore, I have no doubt that my job is safe."

The flaw in Mike's reasoning is that he

A. believes that his loyalty to the company will guarantee that he keeps his job
B. does not realize that the company is already bankrupt and has to lay off many employees
C. equates his past success with future opportunity regardless of the economic conditions
D. is a close friend of his boss and knows that his boss would not risk firing a friend
E. assumes that the company has as much confidence in his ability to improve his sales record as he does

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Logical gap :
Mike assumes that because of his past experiences and performance, his boss will not fire him, and that his job is safe, despite of the adverse market condition(downturn).

C. equates his past success with future opportunity regardless of the economic conditions --> Correct

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"I've been working with the company for well over a decade, and I have an excellent sales record. If anyone can find a way to boost sales and benefit the company, I'm the person.
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Mike is CONVINCED that the company will not fire him: "I've been working with the company for well over a decade, and I have an excellent sales record. If anyone can find a way to boost sales and benefit the company, I'm the person. Therefore, I have no doubt that my job is safe."

E. assumes that the company has as much confidence in his ability to improve his sales record as he does

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