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Greek PM Samaras “Initiates” 6-Day Week: “There Are No Saturdays”

I can’t resist the temptation. Especially as the office of the Prime Minister felt the need to issue a press release on Antonis Samaras statement and his party, Nea Dimokratia, uploaded the relevant video on YouTube. Both gave an utmost importance of this statement.

Video: outside Samaras’ office

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Reporter: “Saturday afternoon at the office?” a reporter asks Samaras

Samaras: “There are no Saturdays. There is a lot of work and little time. And we will succeed.”

PS There has been a lot of talk about Troika pressuring to overthrow labour rights, among them increasing the number of working days from five to six, i.e. considering ‘Saturday’ as normal working week day in order to avoid additional payment to employees. Many Greek internet users could not help but ironically comment: “Samaras initiated the 6-day week” with this statement.

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2 comments

  1. The silicon chip inside his head
    Has switched to overload
    And nobody’s gonna get to stay home on Saturday
    He’s gonna make them go to work
    And the people don’t understand it
    They always thought he was good as gold
    But he can see no reasons
    ‘Cos there are no reasons
    What reason do you need to be show-ow-ow-ow-own?
    Tell me why
    I don’t like SaturdaThe silicon chip inside his head
    Has switched to overload
    And nobody’s gonna get to stay home on Saturday
    He’s gonna make them go to work
    And the people don’t understand it
    They always thought he was good as gold
    But he can see ys
    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    I wanna shoo-oo-woo-woo-woo-oot the Troika down

    The Twitter machine is so kept clean
    And it tweets to a waiting world
    And people feel so shocked
    Their world is rocked
    And their thoughts turn to a 78 hour week
    for jobs nowhere to be seen
    Now that ain’t so neat to admit defeat
    They can see no reasons
    ‘Cuz there are no reasons
    What reasons do you need?
    Oh Oh oh whoa whoa

    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    I wanna shoo-oo-oo-woo-woo-oot
    The whole Troika down, down, down, shoot it all down

    And all the working’s stopped in the country right now
    We want to work, anything, with a smile
    All our money is now gone, and soon we’ll be learning
    And the lesson today is how to live
    With nothing, and an ever changing tomorrow
    While he pretends to tackle
    Yesterday’s problems of the how’s and why’s
    And he can see no reasons
    ‘Cos there are no reasons
    What reason do you need to die, die?
    Oh Oh Oh

    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    Tell me why
    I don’t like
    I don’t like (Tell me why)
    I don’t like Saturdays
    Tell me why
    I don’t like
    I don’t like (Tell me why)
    I don’t like Saturdays
    Tell me why
    I don’t like Saturdays
    I wanna shoo-oo-oo-woo-woo-woot the Troika down

    (Thanks to the BoomTown Rats)

  2. Here’s an idea for Samaras.

    The Belgian employers organization Unizo is up in arms about the cost of employing people and is looking for measures to employ people cheaper for longer working hours.
    The Belgians were shocked beyond belief when Karel Van Eetveld, spokesperson for Unizo, even HAD THE NERVE to mention

    werkweken van 39 tot 40 uur tegen hetzelfde loon

    meaning, the guy had THE AUDACITY to suggest people should work a 39 to 40 hour week for the same wage!!

    http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=DMF20120918_169

    I think Greece stands a good chance of getting Belgian employers to look at the “Special Economic camp Zone” the EU is mapping out for the country.