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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
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01 Oct 2004, 12:30
A.

We can clearly infer this A. B is little hard to infer. There may be other class who are like civil servants.
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01 Oct 2004, 14:13
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.
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01 Oct 2004, 21:39
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.
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01 Oct 2004, 23:41
One more for B.
Bhai why did you omit C? In my opinion it follows directly from the question stem
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02 Oct 2004, 05:21
I guess the OA is D?
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02 Oct 2004, 13:36
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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02 Oct 2004, 19:16
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.
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25 Jan 2005, 13:48
OA is D.
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25 Jan 2005, 15:27
B looks good...cbrf3 ...can you please post the OA?
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25 Jan 2005, 15:37
I really think it should be (B). What is the source of the question again because some question sets are occassionally flawed [/list]
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26 Jan 2005, 10:08
I'm sorry,

Doesn't "government is so inefficient" mean more workers should be fire?

Why not choose D?

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26 Jan 2005, 16:39
OA is A

statement 2 is contra positive, which is incorrect

from A, we can get B, but doesn't mean
from B, we can get A
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26 Jan 2005, 20:50
Are those people who said OA is this or that only stating their own opinions? If so please refrain from using the word OA. It is rather confusing to get conflicting OAs in one question.
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