American Experience
Early Years: Pivotal Decisions
Pivotal Decisions: Who Should Clean The Lab?


You chose Choice One. Blalock should ask Thomas to regularly tidy up the lab in addition to his other duties.

PROS

Blalock will be assured that the lab is regularly and properly maintained.
He will avoid a second confrontation with the housekeeper's supervisor, Dr. Poth.
Thomas will maintain a flexible job description.

CONS

Blalock will demonstrate a lack of respect for Thomas' position and his work.
Thomas will request additional income to add this to his workload.
Thomas may quit, feeling he is doing more cleaning than clinical research.




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