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

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25 Jul 2008, 02:39
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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

In above why we cannot infer III - Most government workers are Civil Service employees ?

I am confused

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25 Jul 2008, 02:57
sjgmat 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

In above why we cannot infer III - Most government workers are Civil Service employees ?

I am confused

I will go with A)

Well how can you infer III because there is no mention about other government workers.

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25 Jul 2008, 02:58
Suppose out of the 100 government employees only 5 are the civil services employees, however these 5 post are so important that the other 95 employees get affected because of that. Although government as a whole remain inefficient but not all employees are civil service's employees. You also argue for the case other side, so as this becomes a maybe case, so nothing can be inferred about this condition.

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25 Jul 2008, 03:07
got it !!!

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25 Jul 2008, 09:54
sjgmat 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

In above why we cannot infer III - Most government workers are Civil Service employees ?

I am confused

I -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
There are no statement sto support II and III

I pick A

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25 Jul 2008, 22:25
Thanks nmohindru nicely explained. My brain should stop deducing things on its own.

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26 Jul 2008, 01:13
Good explanation Abhijit
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