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...what's happening in this world..
Originally posted by Bluesma
I see nothing as dramatic as the title suggests!
The people in the meditteranean areas are all really into protests- they are always going on. Especially government employees- the joke is that they are paid to protest (which is literally true, in fact, as ones wages are guaranteed during any protest).
What is ironic is that it is exactly the government employees that have the best pay and most cushy situations!
I know firsthand, as I am one (in southern France). Seriously folks, you have no idea. A lot of us wouldn't go on protest because that is just shameful. There is an airplane reserved for government employees that want to partake in free flying lessons... we get bonuses on top of bonuses.. we retire early than anyone in the private sector... have long paid vacations, and can get trips for hardly nothing. Our job is guaranteed for life. we can be moved to another position or location, but never fired.
Nonetheless, try to cut down a tiny bit any of these, and suddenly they go out on the street and burn things (or dump garbage, or stop all transport, or whatever).
If their situation was anywhere near those of the private sector, I would be sympathetic. But I have been part of both (had my own business before too) and my conscience wouldn't let me take part in this sort of thing.
Originally posted by RedShirt73
One of the things governments should realize is that you don't piss-off the people whose job it is to save your life in case of an emergency.