Would anyone explain why public sector jobs do so much to guard against patronage?
Public sector jobs subject candidates to a battery of objective assessment for both hire and promotion. This is to ensure the most OBJECTIVE and accountable measure of merit and to curtail patronage in the awarding of public sector jobs and promotions. Why should they be an open game? Why should everyone get a fair chance? They don't do it in the private sector and it works fine. I mean, the private sector doesn't go anywhere near the public sector in terms of objectivity. Doesn't that demonstrate that patronage is good and that rewarding based on true merit is bad?
Asked By: Matthew D Rises - 10/4/2012
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The public sector has different standards of accountability because its fundamentally different in how its funded and operated.
Answered By: Edward K. Carrington - 10/4/2012
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The public sector does no such thing. Public job salary and advancement typically relies on one thing, and one thing only. Seniority. That isn't giving anybody a fair chance, that is simply stupid.
Answered By: Arthur - 10/4/2012
You obviously have never worked in the public sector... More
Answered By: O'Ryan - 10/4/2012
It is to prevent politicians from using government workers to further their political ambitions and power.
Answered By: meg - 10/4/2012
The Public sector is an old boy system, always has been. Merit is BS, its who you know. http://www.theonion.com/articles/sasha-obama-asks-father-why-he-was-acting-like-suc,29795/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=standard-post:headline:default
Answered By: Liberal Fascist - 10/4/2012
This is not a Politics question. Please consider reposting under Business.
Answered By: A Voice of Reason - 10/5/2012
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