You have a point there James about the next DSNY exam, you can say the reason why the list is 29,000+ from the 07 exam is because they hired a lot from the 2003 exam(#8,259).
But the economy plays a big factor, but you are always going to have people who wouldn't do this job no matter what. Another factor is the possibility of a new pension tier but I don't
see that happening anytime soon(25/55).
Since the 6063 list was established on Feb/08 up until now, they have hired 300- a few who were fired/quit. It would be interesting to know the number that have retired since then or left
the job for whatever reason. I would think it's a lot higher then 300. The old saying that history repeats itself doesn't apply to the 6063 list unfortunately.
Maybe let DSNY administer the next exam, dump DCAS(eliminate the middleman). Maybe the process would work better. Why is the DSNY physical test so easy?