Theirs and ours…
There is a well-known joke where the defendant in court asked for leniency and when the bench asked why, he replied that…
There is a well-known joke where the defendant in court asked for leniency and when the bench asked why, he replied that having murdered his father he was now an orphan!
There many such jokes with unexpected endings being circulated, but as usual, life itself have many such compelling stories and events to tell.
It is rather amazing to boldly commit a crime and then, when confronted, to claim that you must not be punished because you will lose your pension.
These are otherwise decent fellow citizens who were appointed in the public sector with fake certificates and diplomas and now the troika has discovered them, they want to be exempted from liability and illegally remain in place.
And the cherry on the top: they demand that their pension… rights remain unaffected. And the relevant authorities are listening to them…
Of course the problem of fraud with fake certificates is not new. The scam however was. For example, the National bank hired people with minimum education, namely “their people” as cleaners.
A short while later after being hired as the junior personnel, they [the uneducated!] would submit diplomas of higher education, demanding their contract be converted to permanent – and so it happened.
The violation of the law with such recruitments from both sides demonstrates that the troika was also useful.
The constant flow of information regarding such recruiments ultimately proves that the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children.
Stavros P. Psycharis
Originally published in the Sunday print edition