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When construction workers start taking breaks from work to keep from burning out, a cyclical chain of events starts. Such breaks during work hours lead to increased work load, which in turn prompts construction managers to exert pressure on the workers to finish their tasks as soon as possible. This, in turn, leads construction workers to take longer and more frequent breaks.
The cyclical chain of events described above could not result unless which of the following were true?

A. Managers discourage workers from taking any kind of breaks, even for preventing burnouts, during working hours.

B. Many workers do not take work breaks and do not believe that work breaks help them increase their productivity.

C. Many construction companies do not deduct money from workers’ wages for taking frequent breaks from work.

D. Construction companies whose workers do not take frequent breaks have good gyms where the employees can work out and evade burnout.

E. When managers estimate timings to complete a project, they do not account for breaks taken by workers.

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When construction workers start taking breaks from work to keep from burning out, a cyclical chain of events starts. Such breaks during work hours lead to increased work load, which in turn prompts construction managers to exert pressure on the workers to finish their tasks as soon as possible. This, in turn, leads construction workers to take longer and more frequent breaks.
The cyclical chain of events described above could not result unless which of the following were true?

A. Managers discourage workers from taking any kind of breaks, even for preventing burnouts, during working hours.

B. Many workers do not take work breaks and do not believe that work breaks help them increase their productivity.

C. Many construction companies do not deduct money from workers’ wages for taking frequent breaks from work.

D. Construction companies whose workers do not take frequent breaks have good gyms where the employees can work out and evade burnout.

E. When managers estimate timings to complete a project, they do not account for breaks taken by workers.


Premise 1:When construction workers start taking breaks from work to keep from burning out, a cyclical chain of events starts.
Premise 2:Such breaks during work hours lead to increased work load, which in turn prompts construction managers to exert pressure on the workers to finish their tasks as soon as possible.

Conclusion: This, in turn, leads construction workers to take longer and more frequent breaks.

The answer is E

The reasoning behind the answer is that if the managers fail to include the time for rest then the cycle starts as workers will take breaks to avoid burnout and in turn will be forced to work even more because of the tight deadline .

Suppose there has been proper rest time then the workers would not have to take irregular breaks and thus will avoid burnout and the cycle will not start.

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