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  •  If it was the state, civil servants are hired on (5+ / 0-)

    basis of test scores. Applicants from highest percentile groups are considered first. (Extra points can be added to score for being a veteran or sometimes a minority or other groups)
    More to your point the pay is according to the scale so it's not a lowest pay deal.

    But the testing has been on my mind as I hear how stupid so many in congress are. These people make crucial decisions but they don't take any civil service tests to see if they are capable of the critical thinking necessary
    Since many are lawyers or doctors or such I imagine they'd pass though

    Anyway... the error is likeliest to be understaffing, overwork. The states and for sure the for profit systems just understaff to save money
    (also mistakes do happen)
    If they know it was a mistake and who made it that released him early imagine how heartsick the person who did it ust be

    •  Don't count too much on those tests, they can be (0+ / 0-)

      manipulated to advance the people management wants. A while back I took a test for a state job with about 150 other people to determine who got an interview- 40 question test, and they threw out 17 questions because "too many people missed them." So they, by appearance at least, threw out all the questions the people the wanted to hire got wrong.

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