Monday, May 17, 2010

Complaining about Greeks

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.

1 comment:

Carpe Jugulum said...

Wow, a bonus for the change of season.

I work with a bonus schedule as part of my package, but if i suggested something like this to the directors i don't know wether they would 'kack' themselves laughing or sack me on the spot.

Public servants = Nose in trough