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In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her [#permalink]
01 Oct 2004, 12:04
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In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her manager may have to spend up to $100,000 of tax money. Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf. This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient.
It can be properly inferred on the basis of the statements above that the author believes which of the following?
I. Too much job security can have a negative influence on workers.
II. More government workers should be fired.
III. Most government workers are Civil Service employees.
(A) I only
(B) I and III only
(C) II only
(D) I, II, and III
(E) III only
I think B is the answer. Since the author says a large part of the govt is inefficient because of civil servants., it can be inferred that most part of the govt is comprised of civil servants. 1 and 3 so B.
the I - it's clear, but we need also the assumtion why "This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient. " . The assumption is because Most government workers are Civil Service employees.
I think the answer is B.
Nobody has a doubt about (I).We all agree to it.
As for iii,
In the statement,the author is making a conclusion that the govt is inefficient because the civil servants tend to loaf.So he makes an assumption here that the govt is primarily made up of civil servants. Either the civil servants are representative of the total govt employees or the govt is formed of civil servants.
B looks best to me. But I have record of getting wrong answers.
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I think the answer is A, we all agree on I, but we can not assume for the government to be inefficient the majority of the workers must be inefficient. For a system to break down only a small part needs to not work correctly not the majority.
So A for me, whatâ€™s the OA? any one want to enlighten me if I'm wrong.