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Armtech, a temporary-employment agency, previously gave its employees 2.5 paid vacation days after each 700 hours worked. Armtech's new policy is to give its employees 5.0 paid vacation days after each 1,200 hours worked. Therefore, this new policy is more generous to Armtech employees in giving them more vacation days per hour worked than the old policy did.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) Most current Armtech employees approve of the company's new vacation policy.
(B) A few Armtech employees leave the company before having worked 700 hours.
(C) Most Armtech employees were not aware that the company planned to change its vacation policy until after it had already done so.
(D) A significant portion of Armtech employees stay with the company long enough to work for 1,200 hours.
(E) Armtech's new vacation policy closely matches the vacation policies of competing temporary employment agencies.
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Tough one for me.

Negate D. If employees don't stay only to work for 1,200 hours where comes the question of utilising vacation policy and company, instead of becoming generous, is becoming quite over-smart to increase hours to 1200 hrs in new policy knowing that noone actually stays in the company that long.

D IMO too.

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As it is about being generous as the conclusion says, then why not A.
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Ans. D
(A) Most current Armtech employees approve of the company's new vacation policy.
Doesn't matter. not assumed
(B) A few Armtech employees leave the company before having worked 700 hours.
Before 700 hours means these employees won't be able to take 2.5 days off also, so it doesn't matter
(C) Most Armtech employees were not aware that the company planned to change its vacation policy until after it had already done so.
It doesn't matter again if they're aware or not
(D) A significant portion of Armtech employees stay with the company long enough to work for 1,200 hours.
yes so the passage concludes that new policy is more generous in giving leaves and it would happen only if employees do work for at least 1200 hours else for 1100 hours they get only 2.5 days off. Hence this is the assumptiom
(E) Armtech's new vacation policy closely matches the vacation policies of competing temporary employment agencies.
not mentioned. irrelevant as we don't talk of competing agencies

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jaiveersingh A is misleading: the fact that workers are happy seems to strengthen the conclusion, but is a likely result and not an assumption on which the argument depends - workers could be wrong or confused, and the plan would still be generous.
It's clear workers who get to 1,200 hours will have more relative vacation time - thus, the plan is generous if workers indeed get to that many hours. This is exactly what D tells us.

By process of elimination:
(A) Most current Armtech employees approve of the company's new vacation policy. - see above explanation
(B) A few Armtech employees leave the company before having worked 700 hours. this isn't relevant - these workers wouldn't have benefited from either plan
(C) Most Armtech employees were not aware that the company planned to change its vacation policy until after it had already done so. so what?
(D) A significant portion of Armtech employees stay with the company long enough to work for 1,200 hours. great! So most workers will enjoy more vacation time! Thus, the plan is generous
(E) Armtech's new vacation policy closely matches the vacation policies of competing temporary employment agencies. Irrelevant
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