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# Lark Manufacturing Company initiated a voluntary Quality

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Lark Manufacturing Company initiated a voluntary Quality Circles program for machine operators. Independent surveys of employee attitudes indicated that the machine operators participating in the program were less satisfied with their work situations after two years of the programâ€™s existence than they were at the programâ€™s start. Obviously, any workers who participate in a Quality Circles program will, as a result, become less satisfied with their jobs.
Each of the following, if true, would weaken the conclusion drawn above EXCEPT:
(A) The second survey occurred during a period of recession when rumors of cutbacks and layoffs at Lark Manufacturing were plentiful.
(B) The surveys also showed that those Lark machine operators who neither participated in Quality Circles nor knew anyone who did so reported the same degree of lessened satisfaction with their work situations as did the Lark machine operators who participated in Quality Circles.
(C) While participating in Quality Circles at Lark Manufacturing, machine operators exhibited two of the primary indicators of improved job satisfaction: increased productivity and decreased absenteeism.
(D) Several workers at Lark Manufacturing who had participated in Quality Circles while employed at other companies reported that, while participating in Quality Circles in their previous companies, their work satisfaction had increased.
(E) The machine operators who participated in Quality Circles reported that, when the program started, they felt that participation might improve their work situations.
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18 Sep 2006, 11:36
punnu_mba wrote:
Lark Manufacturing Company initiated a voluntary Quality Circles program for machine operators. Independent surveys of employee attitudes indicated that the machine operators participating in the program were less satisfied with their work situations after two years of the programâ€™s existence than they were at the programâ€™s start. Obviously, any workers who participate in a Quality Circles program will, as a result, become less satisfied with their jobs.
Each of the following, if true, would weaken the conclusion drawn above EXCEPT:
(A) The second survey occurred during a period of recession when rumors of cutbacks and layoffs at Lark Manufacturing were plentiful.
(B) The surveys also showed that those Lark machine operators who neither participated in Quality Circles nor knew anyone who did so reported the same degree of lessened satisfaction with their work situations as did the Lark machine operators who participated in Quality Circles.
(C) While participating in Quality Circles at Lark Manufacturing, machine operators exhibited two of the primary indicators of improved job satisfaction: increased productivity and decreased absenteeism.
(D) Several workers at Lark Manufacturing who had participated in Quality Circles while employed at other companies reported that, while participating in Quality Circles in their previous companies, their work satisfaction had increased.
(E) The machine operators who participated in Quality Circles reported that, when the program started, they felt that participation might improve their work situations.

Choosing E, second choice B.

Conclusion: Any workers who participate in a Quality Circles program will, as a result, become less satisfied with their jobs.

A. attributes cause of dis-satisfaction to a different reason WEAKEN
B. shows that survey results were similar for people who took the survey and for those who did not take the survey WEAKEN (this is my second choice though)
C. large number of employees demonstrated opposite symptoms WEAKEN
D. employees reported +ve effect at previous company. WEAKEN
E. subjective view of employees. 'might' does not mean 'did'.
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18 Sep 2006, 17:19
Choose E too.

all the rest seems to weaken it somehow.
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18 Sep 2006, 17:46
going with E
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18 Sep 2006, 19:07
Stuck between B & E and selected B which is wrong.

Doesnt B say that it is something other than Quality Circles program which caused the workers to become less satisifed?
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19 Sep 2006, 03:38
E it is
As explained by Futuristic
19 Sep 2006, 03:38
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