2. Revise each paragraph to make it easier to read. Change, rearrange, or delete words and sentences; add any material necessary.
a. Once a new employee is hired, each one has to be trained for a week by one of our supervisors at a cost of $1,000 each which includes the supervisor’s time. This amount also includes half of the new employee’s salary, since new hires produce only half the normal production per worker for the week. This summer $24,000 was spent in training 24 new employees. Absenteeism increased in the department onthe hottest summer days. For every day eachworker is absent we lose $200 in lost production.This past summer there was a total of 56 absenteedays taken for a total loss of $11,200 in lostproduction. Turnover and absenteeism were thecauses of an unnecessary expenditure of over$35,000 this summer.
b. One service is investments. General financialnews and alerts about companies in the customer’sportfolio are available. Quicken alsoprovides assistance in finding the best mortgagerate and in providing assistance in makingthe decision whether to refinance a mortgage.Another service from Quicken is advice forthe start and management of a small business.Banking services, such as paying bills andapplying for loans, have long been availableto Quicken subscribers. The taxpayer can bewalked through the tax preparation process by Quicken. Someone considering retirement canuse Quicken to ascertain whether the amountbeing set aside for this purpose is sufficient.Quicken’s website provides seven services.