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# In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her

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VP
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In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her [#permalink]  30 Mar 2006, 04:44
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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
Director
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I would choose B) I and III
Director
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It should be 'A'.
Director
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Only statement 1 can be inferred.
Hence A
Manager
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I think it's I and III.
III can be inferred because of the last sentence "This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient."
Director
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Natalya Khimich wrote:
I think it's I and III.
III can be inferred because of the last sentence "This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient."

I didnt choose III bcoz :
If the passage had said, "explains why large part of govt was inefficient then 3 could be inferred". But passage says "explains in large, why govt is inefficient". This does not infer that most govt workers are inefficient.
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A.

This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient. :-> could also mean that other reason for being inefficinet is lack of funds, lack of idea and so on... so III can not be true!
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remgeo wrote:
Natalya Khimich wrote:
I think it's I and III.
III can be inferred because of the last sentence "This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient."

I didnt choose III bcoz :
If the passage had said, "explains why large part of govt was inefficient then 3 could be inferred". But passage says "explains in large, why govt is inefficient". This does not infer that most govt workers are inefficient.

That was a brilliant explanation remgoe! Even I chose B initially, but the OA is 'A'. Now I know why!
Manager
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Shouldnt it be A

III cant be inferred correctly. It can be the case when the people heading the departments are lazy, so people working under them also become lazy.
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