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Turtle Bay Ethics Exam

By on 9.29.05 | 2:25PM

The CanWest news service of Toronto reports that UN employees are being asked to take a multiple-guess ethics exam, and those who do well are rewarded with prints "certificates featuring images of African Masai tribesmen."

According to the story, questions include toughies such as, "All staff _____ share the same United Nations' core values," with the possible answers being given as: "a) may b) must c) used to d) do not have to," and another asks whether the UN practices "zero tolerance" against discrimination, or whether it was a place where workers enjoy an "ostentatious lifestyle and an inflated sense of personal importance."

The CanWest report does not suggest what action may be taken with regard to employees who fail the test, or whether they will have to retake the exam after their promotions and pay raises take effect.

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