During my studies as an exchange student in Finland, I met my friend Remer, who worked for the city government in Helsinki. One day, I happened to have a chance to go to the city hall to meet him. He said to me: “Today is the day of the civil service examination. Can you wait for me for 2 hours?” I readily agreed, sitting on the bench in the hallway and reading the book. Time passed without noticing it. After Remo came out, I asked him about the exam. Remo told me that after he finished writing, he compared the answers attached to the test papers and estimated his own performance. The results were very good.

“What? The answer is on the test paper?” I feel inexplicable. “Then you can all test 100 points!” “No. No one is going to copy the answer behind the test paper.” Listening to him, I don’t think about it. Re: Q: “Why should the answer be attached to the test paper, isn’t it for you to copy it?” Remo immediately explained: “No, no! We strictly follow the rules of the exam and only do the questions in the first 2 hours. 10 minutes to answer the answer. No matter the right or wrong, you can’t change the answer.”

Remo told me that the Finnish civil service exam sometimes adds an answer to the exam paper so that candidates can assess their scores. If they find a test, they should consciously remediate and retake the exam until they pass the exam.

I suddenly realized that Finland is known for its integrity and self-discipline, and there should be some inevitable connection with such an “examination”. When the honesty, trustworthiness, and obedience of a country and a nation become a conscious act and a habit, then a society that is harmonious, warm, and beautiful will be created.

As a civil servant in Finland, although the salary is high and the welfare is good, the self-discipline is very strict. It is absolutely a big thing to accept and eat, and accidentally put the future and career into it. The first thing that graduated from Remer University after entering the civil service was to clarify the boundaries of “corruption”, that is, the upper limit of accepting gifts or accepting meals. He consulted experienced civil servants, and the old civil servant told him that he could drink a beer or eat a sandwich, but if you accidentally drank someone else’s wine, you might have problems every minute.

Finnish law stipulates that civil servants cannot accept gifts of higher value, and they have a more refined definition of value: according to the price index adjustment, usually around 20 euros. And if it is an official reception, it is for official business entertainment, you need public money to treat, from the Prime Minister to the general staff, some people who eat together, what food, how much money, must be in the details List it online. Everyone can see that pieces can be found and everything is in the sun. The public found that it was inappropriate to report or even sue.

The same is true for business trips. If a civil servant is on a business trip for less than one day, he or she will be paid out on an hourly basis – even this kind of trick can be done. Want to take a trip to the tourist attractions? Pay for yourself. The government subsidy can be given no more than a penny.

I can’t help but ask Remer, is there such a strict rule that someone is corrupt? Remer thinks about it and tells me that the most recent one happened four years ago – the then central bank governor, at In the official reception, I accidentally got foie gras. I was exposed to the Internet after checking the menu on the Internet. The governor stepped down for this foie gras! This kind of honesty and humiliating moral tradition and The social atmosphere has great influence and binding on Finnish officials.

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