A new reality TV show from the Britain’s Channel 4 will allow three British families to experience the “tax, pensions and work practices” that has completely destroyed the Greek economy.
Here’s a description of the show (entitled “Go Greek for a Week”) from the Channel 4 website:
A 54-year-old British hairdresser discovers the generosity of the Greek pensions system, which still allows hairdressers, pastry chefs, radio continuity announcers and people in almost 600 other jobs to retire aged 53 at 90% of their final salary because their jobs are defined as hazardous.
A bus driver reaps the rewards of the Greek approach to state-run services, where bus drivers could be paid up to almost double the national average salary and receive extra bonuses for arriving at work early and for checking bus tickets.
And a British surgeon is delighted to discover how paying income tax the Greek way will transform his disposable income.
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