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Assumption. The correct answer choice is (C)
The stimulus to this problem contains a Shell Game, and you must read closely in order to identify it: in the first sentence the author equates “new employees” with “inexperienced workers.” Of course, a new employee is not necessarily inexperienced (the employee could have transferred from another company, etc.). The assumption that new employees are inexperienced is reflected in the correct answer, (C).
Answer choice (A): The author notes that the duties of the two new employees are too complex for them, but the author does not compare or imply a comparison to the tasks of other workers.
Answer choice (B): The author makes no assumption as to why the two new employees are being paid the salary they receive, only that their salary should be reduced. For example, the reason the employees are paid more could be that they are related to the owner of the company.
Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice, a Supporter.
Answer choice (D): This answer is an immediate Loser. No discussion or assumption is made about Barnes’ salary.
Answer choice (E): This answer would hurt the argument, and therefore it can never be an assumption of the argument.