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

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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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22 Mar 2005, 19:33
I can be inferred. We're told Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, this is a form of job security to them. And it is having a negative influence - Civil service employees tend to loaf.

II cannot be inferred. All we know is they're hard to fire and their loafing gresults in the governement being inefficient. That's all.

III can be inferred. If civil service employees loafed during on the job, and it is sufficient to cause the governement to be inefficient, then it must be that most governement workers are civil service employees.

(B) - I and III

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22 Mar 2005, 19:33
Antmavel wrote:
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 go for (A). I only.

This follows from the statement "Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf".

Rest II and III are unrelated and unmentioned in the passage.

Any differing viewpoints?
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22 Mar 2005, 19:39
kapslock wrote:
Antmavel wrote:
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 go for (A). I only.

This follows from the statement "Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf".

Rest II and III are unrelated and unmentioned in the passage.

Any differing viewpoints?

III isn't unrelated. It's a reason why the government is inefficient, given that the statements are true.

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23 Mar 2005, 00:03
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

all accept 1,,,,III is also there because it is metioned in the argument that explains in [b]large part [/b]why the government is so inefficient.

large part justifies the "most" government workers being Civil Service employees..........

hence it is B
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23 Mar 2005, 00:40
B for me.

But I've remembered this OA seems D. We discussed before.

argument:

(hard to fire--> loaf)-->inefficient

The blue part can infer I.

'This explains in large part....' can refer III.

However, we cannot infer they should be fired.

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23 Mar 2005, 02:27
and the winner is.....kapslock

I just have the OA without explanations, it's A
I think Kapslock explained his choice in his post so it should be clear
My pick was B

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24 Mar 2005, 00:05
kapslock got it

OA is A, I assume Kapslock explained the good reasons but it still seems strange to me

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