Friday, August 15, 2008


Another day in paradise, and the GOOD news is my supervisor informed me that I've managed to hang on to my job at the Copenhagen Mail Center.

Three months ago I was transferred from my old department due to staff cuts (a recurring event in the now market-economy oriented Danish mail services)

At the old place we handled mail manually, but in the new department we use computers which means I can now stay glued to a pre-millennium class computer screen with an average of 1,200 letters pr. hour to be put in the right place, and I need to maintain a 90 % success rate in order to stay employed in this department.


I'm working,

AND I'm supporting


- A sagging educational system,

- Increasingly useless health care,

- Over-expensive public transport,

- Public service TV and Radio completely indistinguishable from commercial TV and radio,

- Dubious military exploits on behalf of the oil- and gas industries.

And all of it financed by the highest tax rate in the world, officially it's 52% of your income but due to our high wages and the taxation of everything except fresh air and dog poo it would be closer to 60 or 70% for most Danes.

But I'm not complaining.

Retro babe"...nice bracelet..."
Panzer Panther, Ausf A
A Panther of the SS "Wiking" Division fighting in Poland in the summer of 1944. Note the Sdkfz 251/3 on the left, an armoured radio communications vehicle used by regimental and divisional staffs.

1 comment:

morten said...

up where we belong like an eagle sore like a mountain high work takes s up where we belong...