Greece Cartwheels off the Autobahn at 100 MPH

Discussion in 'Economics' started by achilles28, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. In Greece, even the most routine and trivial workplace duties earn fat Government bonus checks. Life on Eazy Street has never been sweeter. Check it out:

    - Dress Nice?
    - Show up to Work on-time?
    - Use a Computer?

    = CA$H MONEY!!!!!!!


    The planned austerity measures include cuts aimed at Greece's system of public wage allowances, which often include generous extra pay for activities such as using computers or getting to work on time.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63S0XF20100430

    And civil servants get bonuses for dressing well and reporting to work on time,’ he said.
    http://guanyu9.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/greek-debt-crisis-spotlights-excesses-of-civil-service/

    ..International Monetary Fund asked Athens to raise sales taxes, scrap bonuses amounting to two extra months pay in the public sector and accept a three-year pay freeze.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63S0XF20100430
     
  2. what's gonna happen to my bonus for getting my lazy ass out of the bed every day?
     
  3. When I read the Air Force went on strike I was shocked. I know the Greeks are lazy bums but c'mon.

    When we bought hoover craft tickets to Santorini from Crete it took the lady 3 minutes to check the availability in the computer because she had to pause and chain smoke no BS! :D

    The only sense of urgency I noticed was the desire to run each other off the road.
     

  4. Hahaha. And like when you are walking down the street did you notice they walk at a snails pace as if they have all the time in the world,but give them a car or a scooter and its "lets see how fast this thing can go!"
     
  5. dude...so true...

    super slow walkers....

    drive like maniacs...its crazy
     
  6. What's funny is they elected this government on a promise to boost public sector wages even higher! Ahahahaha....karma bitches :D
     
  7. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    Oh, I don't know.

    A nice quiet life on Santorini, working maybe 4 hours per day. Enjoy a daily 2-hour lunch with a nice bottle of that local wine and maybe some fresh local olives and go home. Maybe play some tennis or maybe some sailing. Enjoy the sunshine.

    Collect your union wages at the end of each week subsidized by Germans working 10-hour shifts at the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern living under perpetually dark sky, cold temperatures and constant rain/drizzle eating cheesybrauts and drinking beer all night at the local gasthaus then going home to their little flat and passing out.



    :D
     
  8. I can't wait to hear what the world has to say about us spoiled Americans when it comes time to bail us out.
     
  9. ashatet

    ashatet

    Americans are hard workers for most part. Bankers, Doctors, Nurses, Lawyers are all overpaid, but they do work very hard for their money.



     
  10. That is a great thing about America. If you work hard, you can be successful.

    High-profile Wall Street bankers may be overpaid, but bankers at most local banks do not make a lot of money.

    Certain medical specialists and surgeons are overpaid, but primary care doctors average only about $170,000 per year. That is a good salary, but with loans for 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school, it can often take over 10 years to get out of debt.

    A lot of nurses in doctor's offices only get paid about $15 per hour. ICU nurses get paid about $30 per hour. I do not consider that overpaid for what they do.

    Only about 10% of lawyers are super successful. The average lawyer makes about $55-100,000.

    I'll tell you who is overpaid--contractors. I can't get anyone to dig a hole or paint a wall for less than $50/hour.
     
    #10     May 1, 2010