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A confidential survey revealed that 75 percent of
the employees of Company P are dissatisfied
with their jobs. However, an investigation into
working conditions at the company showed
P's consulting firm concluded that the
employees' dissatisfaction must result from an
unusually high incidence of psychological
problems on their part.
Each of the following, if true, casts doubt on the
consulting firm's conclusion EXCEPT:
(A) In the investigation of working conditions,
no account was taken of the fact that for
the past year many Company P employees
worked on a joint venture with Company O,
at Company O's facilities.
(B) Workers in many companies are
dissatisfied although there are no
apparent problems with their working
conditions.
(C) The consulting firm's conception of what
conditions is not identical to that of
Company P's employees.
(D) The reasons given by Company P's
employees for their dissatisfaction varied
greatly from employee to employee.
(E) A battery of sets performed on Company
P's employees one month ago revealed no
significant psychological stresses or
problems.
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10 Dec 2011, 14:36
I understand how D makes sense because it doesn't cast doubt that many of the psychological problems vary employee to employee meaning it can just be their own psych problem instead of the company's issue.

However B states that a similar situation is occurring at other companies too. The situation where there is is nothing uncommonly bad. It just kinda restates a premise. Is this answer choice wrong in that sense?
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10 Dec 2011, 18:31
calreg11 wrote:
I understand how D makes sense because it doesn't cast doubt that many of the psychological problems vary employee to employee meaning it can just be their own psych problem instead of the company's issue.

However B states that a similar situation is occurring at other companies too. The situation where there is is nothing uncommonly bad. It just kinda restates a premise. Is this answer choice wrong in that sense?

I think B is out of scope. Other company has nothing to do with Company P. Plus, consultants concluded that dissatisfaction came from employees, a similar situation in other companies does not prove that employees are NOT the problem.
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11 Dec 2011, 03:45
ashiima wrote:
A confidential survey revealed that 75 percent of
the employees of Company P are dissatisfied
with their jobs. However, an investigation into
working conditions at the company showed
P's consulting firm concluded that the
employees' dissatisfaction must result from an
unusually high incidence of psychological
problems on their part.
Each of the following, if true, casts doubt on the
consulting firm's conclusion EXCEPT:
(A) In the investigation of working conditions,
no account was taken of the fact that for
the past year many Company P employees
worked on a joint venture with Company O,
at Company O's facilities.
(B) Workers in many companies are
dissatisfied although there are no
apparent problems with their working
conditions.
(C) The consulting firm's conception of what
conditions is not identical to that of
Company P's employees.
(D) The reasons given by Company P's
employees for their dissatisfaction varied
greatly from employee to employee.
(E) A battery of sets performed on Company
P's employees one month ago revealed no
significant psychological stresses or
problems.

I still do not understand why D is the answer and not B??
Its correct that option B is out of scope and restating the stimulus but it is also not weakening the conclusion,so option B is contender for correct answer too.
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12 Dec 2011, 03:18
-- 75 out of 100 people were unsatisfied
-- so, employs must be mad

we need to find something that supports it......

B is the only one that supports this .... since this has been proven as per B

(A) In the investigation of working conditions, no account was taken of the fact that for the past year many Company P employees worked on a joint venture with Company O, at Company O's facilities.
-- opposes the consultancy.
(B) Workers in many companies are dissatisfied although there are no apparent problems with their working conditions.
-- correct, (employs are MAD )
(C) The consulting firm's conception of what constitutes uncommonly bad working conditions is not identical to that of Company P's employees.
-- opposes
(D) The reasons given by Company P's employees for their dissatisfaction varied greatly from employee to employee.
-- so what if it varies, we are concerned with the conclusion here and not about each individual. Out of scope
(E) A battery of sets performed on Company P's employees one month ago revealed no significant psychological stresses or
-- opposes
problems.
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03 Jan 2012, 00:42
This conclusion needs strengthening via options.
B says workers are dissatisfied but the cause for the same is not mentioned and in D it states that every employee has different problem that means this many problems could not be due to the company(they should be similar to some extent) then they must be his her personal problems.
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03 Jan 2012, 03:46
D it is because B seems to be talking about other companies and we are not bothered about other companies.
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