Ted, a senior employee, believes he is underpaid and attempts to compensate by routinely keeping short hours, though ...

Irene on June 30 at 09:19PM

Why is A correct.

No where does it say that employees do not perform equally well as Ted. It does. Mention they must work harder than they should but this doesn’t necessarily mean that at the end of it all they are performing equally well. Or does that give the implication that because they are not performing equally well then they must work harder to perform at the same level he does? Please explain.

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Danielle on September 7 at 03:57PM

Seeing questions like this go unanswered for months is extremely disappointing. Please start answering questions!

Lauren on September 23 at 06:49PM

Hi @Irene-Vera @dace I’m not an instructor but hopefully the reasons why I choose (A) could help you out and give you some insight. Basically the question is a Principles (strengthen) question and this question stem basically asks us which principle would best strengthen Tatiana’s decision to “not request that Ted be replaced”. This means we want to find an answer choice that helps explain why Tatiana is right in not requesting Ted be replaced.

If you look at all the answer choices:

(B) does not really address why a supervisor should or shouldn’t request a transfer and really only touches on how an employer should compensate their employees. This is why I eliminated this answer choice.

(C) this one talks about who is entitled to DECIDED whether an employee should be replaced. BUT it does NOT discuss what constitutes someone decided whether or not to REQUEST that someone be replaced. This is why this can me eliminated

(D) does not really discuss the main issue of whether or not Tatiana should request a replacement and seemed a little irrelevant to me

(E) again this one seemed a little irrelevant to me for similar reasons in answer choice (D)

I choose (A) because if you look at the principle stated here it directly leads the reader to conclude that Tatiana’s decision to not request that Ted be replaced is valid and correct. If you look at the principle in (A) and write it out as a sufficient and necessary statement you will notice that the contrapositive of that statement leads you directly to the questions conclusion that Tatiana should not request that Ted be replaced.

Supervisors should request an employee be replaced —> know all work done by employee can be performed equally well by another employee

Do NOT know all work dont by employee can be performed equally well by another employee —> Supervisor should NOT request an employee be replaced

Hope that helps answer the question a bit more. Also just a tip but if you tag either @lsatmax or one of the instructors in your question they tend to answer those questions a bit faster and more often. At least that’s what I’ve noticed in my experience. Good luck with the rest of your studying