More than 18,000 candidates sent their CVs to OTE after Greece’s biggest Telecommunication Company announced 390 job vacancies for salespersons. What if the salary is the minimum wage of just 580 euro gross per month. i.e. some 480 euro net. With more than 1,3 million people without job, unemployment rate at 27.4% and businesses closing down one after the other, people have not much chances and options.
At the same time, Greek media report that OTE will send to “voluntary retirement” more than 2,000 employees, personnel from the “old guard” that was hired on permanent status.
UPDATE Dec 18, 2013 More than 30,000 candidates sent sent their CVs for a total of 500 job vacancies at OTE, that was seeking 390 salespersons and 110 technicians. 2,040 personnel will be sent to “voluntary retirement”. OTE has 8,700 personnel.
PS Did I say long ago that the moment the country entered the IMF aid-mechanism, Greeks will work for a bag of peanuts?