Puzzle 34: We compete. Who does what?
5 December 2018
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From New Scientist #1085, 12th January 1978 [link]
The jobs of my five employees, Alf, Bert, Charlie, Duggie and Ernie, have been changing rather frequently lately and I am afraid that I have got slightly out of touch. It was rather important for me, however, to find out who does what, as they had recently been having a test designed to find out more about their assorted capabilities and it was clearly important for the Managing Director to know just what had been happening in the past so that he could predict the future.
The information that I managed to get about their jobs and their places in the test (in which there were no ties) was as follows:
1. Bert was as many placed below the Worker as he was above the Door-Knob-Polisher.
2. The Door-Opener was three places above Charlie.
3. Alf’s place was even and the Door-Shutter’s place was odd.
4. The Bottle-Washer was two places above Ernie.
In what order did they come in the test, and what were their jobs?