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Arbitrator: The shipping manager admits that he decided to close the

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Arbitrator: The shipping manager admits that he decided to close the old facility on October 14 and to schedule the new facility's opening for October 17, the following Monday. But he also claims that he is not responsible for the business that was lost due to the new facility's failing to open as scheduled. He blames the contractor for not finishing on time, but he too, is to blame, for he was aware of the contractor's typical delays and should have planned for this contingency.

Which one of the following principles underlies the arbitrator's argument?
(A) A manager should take foreseeable problems into account when making decisions.
(B) A manager should be able to depend on contractors to do their jobs promptly.
(C) A manager should see to it that contractors do their jobs promptly.
(D) A manager should be held responsible for mistakes made by those whom the manager directly supervises.
(E) A manager, and only a manager, should be held responsible for a project’s failure.

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Arbitrator: The shipping manager admits that he decided to close the old facility on October 14 and to schedule the new facility's opening for October 17, the following Monday. But he also claims that he is not responsible for the business that was lost due to the new facility's failing to open as scheduled. He blames the contractor for not finishing on time, but he too, is to blame, for he was aware of the contractor's typical delays and should have planned for this contingency.

Boil it down - Manager blames the contractor for not finishing on time, but he too, is to blame, for he was aware of the contractor's typical delays and should have planned for this contingency.
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(A) A manager should take foreseeable problems into account when making decisions. - Correct - the manager already knew that contractor was behind schedule but he still chose to close the old facility
(B) A manager should be able to depend on contractors to do their jobs promptly. - Incorrect - This argument does not talk about any such dependency
(C) A manager should see to it that contractors do their jobs promptly. - Incorrect
(D) A manager should be held responsible for mistakes made by those whom the manager directly supervises. - Incorrect - the argument DOES NOT say that manager should be held responsible for delay caused by the contractor but it does say that manager knew that contractor was behind schedule and thus should have planned for this contingency
(E) A manager, and only a manager, should be held responsible for a project’s failure. - Incorrect

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