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In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 20:51
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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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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 21:24
Answer is B

"Since they know it is hard to fore them, they tend to loaf"
" in large part why the government is so inefficient."
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 22:24
B for me too
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 22:27
I will go with A.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 22:36
I will also go with A.
Most civil servants loaf. The goverment could be inefficient because the small number of civil servants don't create enough work or right policies for the huge clerical staff subordinate to them.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2005, 00:15
Man..this is tough...I would have gone with B on the test day...which I think would have been wrong...so I correct my mistake and go for A.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2005, 10:27
Not reaching to any conclusion
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2005, 10:42
Between A and B. I think I will go with A
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Re: CR: Civil services [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2005, 10:51
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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.

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.



I choose B
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 19:16
OA ? :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 02:28
A for me....can someone post the OA if they know
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Re: CR: Civil services [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 08:09
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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


II is obviously not infered. However, do we need III? If he believes that only a small part of government workers are lazy civil service employees, would he still be able to say that this would explain government's inefficiency in large part? It's the "in large part" that makes it hard to decide. I say he has to believe III, although I'm not very sure.

B, hesitately.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 09:00
D for me...

yes like me too much job security is a bad thing...
yes if you fire more people, then you will eradicate the culture
yes most govt. employees are civil service employess cause "in large part" means there are a lot of them...

I am hesitiant about II but I will go for it..
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 09:17
I go for A...

most of us agree that II is false and that I is true due to "they know its hard to fire them"

III is tempting because of the words "large part"... but this large part referst to the explanation of why the government is inefficient. It just means, the cause of inefficiency is largely explained by this behaviour. It could be. that only a minor part of the employees act according to the author, but this behaviour is the only cause of government's inefficiency. Than this behaviour EXPLAINS A LARGE part of the issue. Since we have no information, whether other parts of the government may operate inefficient as well, we cannot conclude that this "large part explanation" leads to III.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 03:57
Clearly (A).

III is wrong since 'in large part' does not mean 'most Civil Service employees. It does not refer to a numeric. It just means "How well it is explained".
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 10:23
A for me. Nothing is stated about how many civil employees work for the government.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 18:15
A.

You just cannot infer III.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 18:32
gamjatang wrote:
Clearly (A).

III is wrong since 'in large part' does not mean 'most Civil Service employees. It does not refer to a numeric. It just means "How well it is explained".


I know. Though if only a small number of people are inefficient, could it really explain very well the government's efficiency? I would agree that it is not clearly infered, though.
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