GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 09 Dec 2019, 17:26

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 59622
Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Oct 2019, 21:19
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

65% (01:45) correct 35% (02:02) wrong based on 130 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Competition Mode Question



Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked. Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program.
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor.
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations.

_________________
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 01 Mar 2019
Posts: 336
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: Ross '22, ISB '20, NUS '20
GPA: 4
Reviews Badge
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Oct 2019, 22:13
1
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program....So there won't be any use of conducting a medical program.... Seriously weakens the conclusion

OA:B

Posted from my mobile device
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 18 May 2019
Posts: 534
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Oct 2019, 22:22
The right answer is option A in my opinion.

Premise 1: Employees who undertake thorough medical check-ups twice a year take fewer sick days.
Premise 2: Employees who get checked once a year take fewer sick days compared with those who don't.

Conclusion: Absenteeism rates will reduce if companies institute in-house medical examination programs.

We need an option that weakens the conclusion of the argument either by presenting counter-evidence that either significantly impacts on absenteeism or presents a counter-information that suggests the proposal for a medical examination may lead to absenteeism themselves.

Option A suggests that if an employee gets a medical check up during working hours, they may fall ill for a short period of time. The emphasis of the argument is to reduce absenteeism. So if a an employee will fill sick for even a short period of time after a check-up, then this casts some doubt on the efficacy of the proposal in the argument for an in-house medical examination. Besides, short period of time is relative, it can be days or even weeks. If the short period of time is weeks, then surely medical check-ups during working hours is not the ideal thing to do. Hence my choice of option A as the answer.

Options B, C, and D are irrelevant to the argument.

Option E strengthens the argument rather than weaken it.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 05 Aug 2018
Posts: 72
Location: Thailand
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.68
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 00:49
1
Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked. Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

Conclusion: if companies introduce in-house medical examination programs, the adsentee rate in the company will decrease.
To find weaken argument

Pre-thinking: What if it is another way around, the employees who absent, do not go health check-up or did not do as the doctor suggest. The argument will not hold true.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program. - CORRECT - this answer choice in line with our pre-thinking.
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor.
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations.

Therefore B is the correct answer choice.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
V
Joined: 18 Aug 2017
Posts: 5466
Location: India
Concentration: Sustainability, Marketing
GPA: 4
WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 01:03
1
conclusion of arguement;
Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.
we need a statement which gives an alternate reason why the in house medical examination program would not be successful
IMO B; Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program

Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked. Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program.
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor.
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 10 Apr 2018
Posts: 281
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V34
GPA: 3.3
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 01:41
1
Quote:
Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked. Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program.
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor.
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations.


The argument is concerned with the absentee rates of employees in companies.

We have to weaken the argument that if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

A. Wrong. Irrelevant.
B. Correct. This option suggests that the plan will fail because those employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to participate in the corporate medical program designed to solve the problem at hand.
C. Wrong. Irrelevant.
D. Wrong. Out of scope.
E. Wrong. Out of scope.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 22 Feb 2018
Posts: 335
CAT Tests
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 03:19
Imo. A

Premise: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked.

Conclusion: Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

Weakener: What if medical check ups do examine severe (critical) illness of employees or such medical check ups do not have high-tech equipment to check severe type of illness.
In such cases, medical checkup will not helpful for such ill employees and absentee rate in those companies will not decrease significantly.

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination. - If even after implementing medical check ups during office hrs, employees feel ill for short period of time after the examination, then one can avail the leaves and absentee rate would not decrease. So, hold it.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program. - Here, the statement centers around non co-operation of the employees and medical check up team. Besides. Crucial word examination is also missing. Hence, incorrect.
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor. - Out of scope
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined. - So, what nothing related to the effect.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations. - Out of scope.

A and B are contender but B is somewhat out of context. A is not the best one, but better of the remaining options.
_________________
Thanks in the forum can be expressed by hitting KUDOS!!!
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 17 Mar 2019
Posts: 105
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 03:58
1
IMO B

The stimulus states that employees who are examined in offices take less sick leave as compared to those who do not get checked. So companies should incorporate medical examinations to decrease absenteeism.

We need to weaken the claim that even though companies start medical examination it will not impact absenteeism.

The employees who are more prone to absenteeism are least likely to undergo medical examination. So even though companies start medical examination it won't help to reduce absenteeism

Posted from my mobile device
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 24 Nov 2016
Posts: 935
Location: United States
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 07:13
1
Quote:
Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked. Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program.
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor.
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations.


ARGUMENT
[prem] Employees who get medical exams take less sick time than those who get no exams;
[con] So if employees got examined in-house, then absentee rate would decrease significantly.

WEAKEN
A. "employees after in-house checkups feel ill short after" this doesn't necessarily mean that the rate would not fall;
C. "employees get checked once a week in-house also get checked elsewhere" irrelevant;
D. "employees who get checked in-house use their time as productively as those who are not checked" irrelevant;
E. "employees who get checked in-house take longer breaks" this doesn't necessarily mean that the rate would not fall;

Answer (B): if employees who are frequently absent don't cooperate with the program, then the rate will not decrease.
VP
VP
avatar
D
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
Posts: 1143
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 07:27
1
We have to say, Check ups help to reduce absentee rate when examination is done for 1 day or 2 days a year, however in-house medical program will not help reducing absentee rate

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination.
—> Irrelevant as it does not talk about the absentee rate

B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program.
—> Correct. If Employees does not get the checkup done, the program will never help in decreasing the absentee rate.

C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor.
—> Irrelevant. Does not talk about how in house program will fail to achieve its target.

D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined.
—> Irrelevant. We have to talk about the absentee rate, not the productivity

E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations.
—> Does not talk about how in house program will fail to achieve its target. Irrelevant

IMO Option B

Posted from my mobile device
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 17 Jan 2019
Posts: 127
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2019, 21:38
1
Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked. Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

higher the frequentcy of medical examination, lesser absent the employee.
assumption: if companies have in-house medical examination program, the absent rate would decrease.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?
what if people don't participate in the check up


A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination. -- feel ill after the check up and they may be absent the next day; possible
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program. --then the number of absent remain the same. absent rate do not decrease if people do not participate in the medical program. correct
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor. --irrelevant
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined. --working time productivity does not relate with absent rate.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations. --out scope

Therefore, B
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 59622
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2019, 21:33
Bunuel wrote:

Competition Mode Question



Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fewer sick days. Even employees who get examined only once a year take less sick time than those who do not get checked. Therefore, if companies instituted in-house medical examination programs, the absentee rate in those companies would decrease significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Employees who get medical check ups during working hours occasionally feel ill for short periods of time after the examination.
B. Employees who are frequently absent are the least likely to cooperate with a corporate medical program.
C. Employees who get a thorough medical examination once a week in their company's medical program usually also get checked by their private doctor.
D. Employees who get examined in their company's in-house medical program use their working time no more productively than those who do not get examined.
E. Employees who get medical examinations during working hours take slightly longer lunch breaks than employees who do not get examinations.


Official Explanation



Correct Answer: B

The best answer is B. The argument states that absenteeism would decrease if an in-house medical program were instituted. However, if those employees who are most frequently absent are least likely to get examined, then the program is unlikely to solve the problem of absenteeism
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe   [#permalink] 20 Oct 2019, 21:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Employees that get a thorough medical examination twice a year take fe

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne