GE Capital, a company based in New Delhi, is planning to only hire candidates, trained in servicing and sales, who speak 3 or more languages fluently. The reasoning behind the decision is that these bilingual or multilingual employees will help the company move easily into call-centre services, where English is usually not the first language of customers.
Which of the following is an assumption of the author?
In terms of consumers, Calcutta is much larger than Mumbai. Since New Delhi has a greater number of consumers than Chennai, it follows that Calcutta has more consumers than does Chennai.
Any of the following makes the argument more logically correct EXCEPT:
With the cell-phone market booming, the demand for pagers has steadily declined over the last 7 years. So industry analysts were undoubtedly surprised to see a 15% increase in total sales of pagers last year. In anticipation of an increase in its sales, the Nokia typewriter company is planning to manufacture more pagers for the coming year.
Which of the following statements, if true, would strongly suggest that the plan would fail?