Are Greek civil servants overpaid?
To cut the deficit, Greece must reduce Easter and summer bonuses for its civil servants.
Easter bonuses? Summer Bonuses? They get bonuses because the weather changes?
I wonder if they also get "showing up on time" bonuses, too.
To answer the question: In my experience, many civil servants --not all--get paid for showing up at all. Doing something while at work is considered extra. And they are fireproof.