Question: A company s contractual trigger point for a union absenteeism penalty

A company's contractual "trigger" point for a union absenteeism penalty is a certain distance above the mean days missed by all workers. Now the company wants to switch the trigger to a certain number of days above the median days missed for all workers.
(a) Visualize the distribution of missed days for all workers (symmetric, skewed left, skewed right).
(b) Discuss the probable effect on the trigger point of switching from the mean to the median.
(c) What position would the union be likely to take on the company's proposed switch?

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