Beverly W. (voiceinmyhead) wrote in thequestionclub,
Beverly W.

Preferential Treatment

Hey there everyone! I am a Masters student conducting some research on "Preferential Treatment". I have come up with a quick survey through which I am conducting my research.

Would you please read my cover letter and help me out by clicking on the link provided under the cut?

It will take less than 5 minutes to take the survey, and I would totally appreciate it.

To whom it may concern:

Preferential treatment is a problem in just about every job in every industry in America. It is not about what one knows but who one knows when one is being considered for or looking for a new job. Often to even “break into” a company it is important to have a contact within that company to help.

Some employees may have the perception that the merit pay, promotion, or bonus given to an employee is based in whole or in part on preferential treatment. Managers, supervisors and employees who are senior in a group make friends with new employees. These friendships result in employees being selected for special assignments and tasks in the group that causes visibility. This visibility results in a bonus or promotion. Preferential treatment is also evident when new employees in the group are already friends of a senior employee or manager. There is also the case of the chronic underachieving employee who, despite their poor work performance, is never reprimanded and continues to be promoted and advanced.

I am a Graduate Student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and I am conducting a Study on Employee Perception of Preferential Treatment. I am interested in the opinion of employees on this matter and have created a survey to assess said opinion.

I would appreciate your help with my research. Below you will find a link to a 21 question survey with several statements regarding preferential treatment in the workplace. The survey should take a maximum of 5 minutes to complete. Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to begin the survey. You will be asked to agree or disagree with each statement, followed by some standard demographic information questions.

Thank you again for your help.


Beverly Wall

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