Greek Civil Servants Lose Vacations Tied to Their Computer Work
Damn, nothing beats what Greek authorities are labeling “anachronistic” practices, such as civil servants getting paid vacation days because they work on computers. Perhaps these provisions should merely be updated to permit junkets based on hourly use of smartphones. Now, that’s an idea.
Excerpt from Wall Street Journal
Greek civil servants stand to lose the six extra days of paid vacation they get each year—just for using a computer—after the government moved Friday to rescind a privilege that has been around for more than two decades.
The bonus, known as “computer leave,” applied to workers whose job involved sitting in front of a computer for more than five hours a day — basically most of the staff working in ministries and public services.