While ERT is being 'mothballed', the former staff continue to pretend that they are still employed (they have just started broadcasting the 12 o'clock news, for example, 8 minutes late in starting, in accordance with 'Ggreek time'). By watching and listening to them through the EBU-assisted streaming, it is clear that they are playing out their #tragicomedy on air. If you want to watch it too, here is the link: http://www3.ebu.ch/cms/en/sites/ebu/contents/news/2013/06/monitor-ert-online.html
Ιf you understand Greek well enough, you will realise that they are interpreting every action, every move, every decree in THEIR favour, including the most recent one that declared that ERT must be allowed to re-open right now, but it must also be re-structured and changed: The oracle has spoken, but its utterance has been lost in translation. They refuse to budge from their chairs, presenting a perfect display of the typical characteristic of Greek public-servantism. Yes, there are public servants who do their job well, but at the end of the day, they are public servants in the same way as the inERTias. They think they can bring down the government, but it is clear that no one in Greece wants elections (we all know the results of an election if it were to happen tomorrow).
I am providing readers with little updates on what is happening, because things are happening very fast in my country, and many things are happening all at once: for example, last night on the Greek private channels, ERT's salary payments were revealed - ERT foreign correspondents were getting paid at least 3,500 euro, one made 400,000 euro in 6 months, two were being paid 450,000 euro a year and there was no clock-in/clock-out to check that employees were coming to their work place (a decree enforced by unions). Hence, many of those employees really did not need to go to work at all to earn their money.
|What's for lunch, mum?|
Oh, OK, can I make a pizza?
|Thank you, friends!|
κηφήνας (kifínas) m, plural κηφήνες
(biology) drone (male bee)
(figuratively) parasite, freeloader
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