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RAGCT Day 16: An employee of our company must be impartial

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Company policy: An employee of our company must be impartial, particularly when dealing with family matters. This obligation extends to all aspects of the job, including hiring and firing practices and the quality of service the employee provides customers.

Which one of the following employee behaviors most clearly violates the company policy cited above?

(A) Refusing to hire any of one’s five siblings, even though they are each more qualified than any other applicant

(B) Receiving over 100 complaints about the service one’s office provides and sending a complimentary product to all those who complain, including one’s mother

(C) Never firing a family member, even though three of one’s siblings work under one’s supervision and authority

(D) Repeatedly refusing to advance an employee, claiming that he has sometimes skipped work and that his work has been sloppy, even though no such instances have occurred for over two years

(E) Promoting a family member over another employee in the company

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It is A. Not hiring someone only because they are a family member is not an impartial action. The others all either treat everyone in the same regard, or fail to provide enough evidence to determine if the action is impartial.

The bigger takeaway from this question is understanding how the testmakers try to lead you into a wrong answer. When you see a problem like this, your bias and preconceived notions come into play. This problem in particular makes you think of nepotism, which you associate with treating family members in a favorable manner. When you see answer choice A, your mind wants to reject it because your mind doesn't want to see family members hired. However, upon further inspection, A is the only choice that treats a certain group of people unfairly.
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I marked E :? Can anyone explain why A is right?
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I marked E :? Can anyone explain why A is right?


Hi,

E is not right for the simple reason that promoting the family member could be either justified or unjustified. The family member could either deserve the promotion or not deserve the promotion. So there is an area of ambiguity. Whereas in A, the reasons are clearly given. Hence A.

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