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|User Info||Your Daily Spain Update. SAVED or not SAVED?; entered at 2012-06-03 08:03:22|
Registered: 2010-04-15 Norway
A quick report from Spain:|
I've been here for almost two weeks now, flying home soon.
As told in another thread, the complacency here is staggering.
Some people are prepared though, but they are few and far between IMO.
I have been visiting the Canary Islands, the southest of southern europe.
This is truly manjana, manjana land. Most management is hired from mainland, and islanders are shunned for they lax work ethics.
A couple of coffe breaks and long luncheons is the common theme here,
while my friend in managmenet hardly has time for lunch at all.
The way they game the system here is they have a brother or a cousin,
who "employ" them for a duration long enough to qualify for unemployment pay.
Presto! Living la vida loca! Relaxing days in the sun and doing some black work in between.
My friend tells my they have a hard time hiring people for hard labor as they rather be on the dole...
It dawned upon me that the situation is not as bad as we might think.
25% unemployment would be a disaster, why are people not starwing?
The answer is a big and thriwing black employment. The estimation is 25-30% of the economy is black.
The problem of course is lack of taxation...
And the food is terrific as long as you stay away from the turist traps...