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In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 02:54
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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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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 03:44
IMHO E. Only III
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 05:03
I can only remove II, hence I choose B
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 20:20
A for me. The only inference from the statement listed in the stimulus is in the 2nd sentence: "Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf". Nowhere in the stimulus does the author mentions ii and iii
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 21:48
I will select first option. The much security can have a negative influence on workers.
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 23:57
b/w a or d .... d
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  10 Mar 2010, 20:23
B for me.
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  11 Mar 2010, 06:36
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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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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  11 Mar 2010, 10:50
First i chose A but now IMO E as it is an inference question, i cannot choose a possibility ... wats the OA ??
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  17 Mar 2010, 07:16
IMO its E, Whats OA?

1 is not correct as author is talking about the inefficiency of the government, the conclusion is the last line not the one which stated thats why they tend to loaf.
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  17 Mar 2010, 12:13
I'm going with B.

III can be inferred because the premise is talking about civil service employees specifically, but the conclusion talks about the inefficiencies of the overall government. implying that civil service employees make up the vast majority (if not all) of the government.

I "Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf." this can infer that there is a good amount of job security due to the cost to fire people. this job security causes them to become lazy. negative impact.

II there is not implication that government workers should be fired.

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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  17 Mar 2010, 12:42

I and III
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  17 Mar 2010, 13:08
(B) for me as well.
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  17 Mar 2010, 13:28
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
If the question did not have the "large" mentioned w.r.t government..I wld have gone with E as few...OA pls?

Based on the underlined I go with "B"
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  21 Oct 2011, 06:40
I have seen The O.A. is A on some other forums.
BTW Author should respect The forum and mention The O.A. I spent 5 min in browsing the OA.............

My reasoning is ---
1- is must be true ........explictly stated in argument.
2--- not inferred ...
3- can be assumed ,but not must be true (inference choices must present is argument ....not assumed )

OA---A

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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  21 Oct 2011, 09:52
I pick A.

I --- Pretty straight forward. The first line of the argument describes the security. The second line of the same, directly attributes the 'security' to negative attitude of the Civil Services employees.

II --- The author does not show any inclination that he wants to fire anyone.

III --- This looks like an inference, but that is not so. The 'bad' attitude that civil service employees tend to have is the villain. It is such attitude that results in an inefficient government. Hence it does not seem appropriate to claim that government is inefficient because most government workers are Civil Service employees.
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Re: Fire the civil service employee [#permalink]  23 Oct 2011, 00:45
I opted for B but browsing through other forums, it has been well advised to avoid this question.

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