Wednesday May 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Cuts that defy logic

One of the crazy things to have happened in this country during the ongoing sovereign debt crisis is the irrational reduction in the differences between the incomes of high-ranking military officials and their newcoming subordinates, an issue which has also been observed in other parts of the public sector.

So how exactly how did this come about?

As salaries were being slashed at the top of the pay scale, starting salaries at the bottom were not cut at the same rate.

This has led to absurdly small gaps in pay. The chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, for instance, is currently earning only very slightly more than an army captain.

There is little doubt that this kind of situation is wrong, as it demolishes any notion of hierarchy while abolishing all rules of common sense.

This kind of injustice and irrationality ought to be rectified as soon as possible.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday February 18, 2014 (22:37)  
Romantic notions meet reality
Solving the Gordian Knot
Shame, justice, democracy
Worrying signs in ruling party
Differing takes on talks
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday that a deal with creditors was “close” and government officials said an agreement was being drafted but representatives of the country’s creditor...
Opposition presses PM over deal with lenders
Opposition parties urged Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to seal an agreement with Greece’s lenders as soon as possible but also to inform them of what it plans to agree to. “What...
Inside News
Canada´s Oliver hopeful of solution in Greek crisis talks
Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Wednesday he did not think “anything inadvertent” would happen to derail progress towards a solution on the Greek crisis. “People are looking at ...
Piraeus Bank reports loss of 69 mln euros in Q1
Piraeus Bank, Greece’s second-largest lender by assets, on Wednesday reported a loss of 69 million euros in the first quarter as provisions for bad loans continued to weigh on results. The b...
Inside Business
SOCCER
AEK Athens returns to top league after financial collapse
Greek club AEK Athens has just returned to the country's top soccer league, two years after financial collapse sent it to a lower league. One of the country's largest clubs, AEK sealed its s...
SOCCER
Berg brace gives Panathinaikos four-point lead
Panathinaikos beat Atromitos on Sunday and took advantage of the goalless draw between PAOK and Asteras Tripolis to open a four-point gap from PAOK at the top of the Super League play-off mi...
Inside Sports
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Differing takes on talks
2. Opposition presses PM over deal with lenders
3. Canada´s Oliver hopeful of solution in Greek crisis talks
4. Piraeus Bank reports loss of 69 mln euros in Q1
5. Stamati makes sixth appeal to be granted house arrest
6. Athens responds after Albanian PM calls for new talks on maritime borders
more news
Today
This Week
1. Some 300 mln left banks on Tuesday
2. Romantic notions meet reality
3. Target of Greek scorn shapes nation’s fate as IMF’s storm-chaser
4. The G-7's problem: Can the world deal with a Greek default?
5. Solving the Gordian Knot
6. FYROM PM blames Greece for name impasse
Today
This Week
1. Conspiracy madness
2. National self-awareness put to the test
3. Albanian demarche raises concerns about possible territorial claims over Greece
4. Hotel contracts with a ‘Greek default clause’
5. Neither Grexit nor a dual currency will solve Greece’s problems
6. Merkel said to plan address for Greece if deal reached
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.