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# To save on rent, the Third National Bank plans to move its main office

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08 Apr 2019, 10:42
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To save on rent, the Third National Bank plans to move its main office from City Y to City X, where rents are lower, and have employees commute daily from City Y, where they live. The bank asked for volunteers from among its City Y bankers to attempt the commute for three months and found that, for these months, these bankers’ sales were higher than the sales of the bankers in City Y who did not commute to City X.

Which of the following, if true, would dictate most powerfully against making the relocation permanent, based on the findings of the trial period?

A) The volunteers in the study were from among the bank’s most loyal and hardest-working junior ranks.
B) Even if there were no increases in relocated workers’ sales revenues, the move would be cost-effective based on the rent savings alone.
C) Competitor banks that had tried such a plan and succeeded were usually much smaller in terms of staff than the Third National Bank.
D) The relocated volunteers were provided with inexpensive technology that let them integrate their laptops with the bank’s computer system.
E) Sales revenues of the magnitude achieved by the volunteers could be accomplished by other means that require less disruption.

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09 Apr 2019, 08:52
PoE gives me D , not sure though , maybe the inexpensive tech means potential security issues ? data loss ,etc ?
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09 Apr 2019, 11:22
A. Using the POE. if the volunteers are the most hardworking and loyal people then one cannot base their result on overall growth if the bank is moved from City Y to city X
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09 Apr 2019, 15:19
Apoorva271191 wrote:
A. Using the POE. if the volunteers are the most hardworking and loyal people then one cannot base their result on overall growth if the bank is moved from City Y to city X

yes but still the rent cost is lower in X ,as B tells us :
Even if there were no increases in relocated workers’ sales revenues, the move would be cost-effective based on the rent savings alone.
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12 Apr 2019, 00:24
Can someone please explain why not E

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15 Apr 2019, 20:39
ArupRS wrote:
Can someone please explain why not E

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For this question, we have to find out some aspect of the trial period that will not be true or effective in the long run. Clearly A points out such an aspect.

I don't like E as it is a fact that is already known or expected to be known even before the trial. It doesn't show any inconsistency between the trial solution and permanent solution.
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