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From what I understand, when Sweden had a significantly smaller public sector it was the same here (except not in the constitution). Fast tjänst back then meant employment for life.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 at 03:23:31 PM EST
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Only if you were a military officer or university professor or a judge.

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by Starvid on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 at 03:30:30 PM EST
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One reason such laws are installed is that frequently such jobs are below the paygrade for one's qualifications. This is how it works in the USA. A government job typically means you are trading income for long-term stability, and that your decision to enter the government workforce means you are practically exempting yourself from work in other sectors (obviously, in cases such as the IRS or political positions, this is not the case).
by Upstate NY on Tue Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:54:11 AM EST
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