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Crumpy



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13/08/2011 12:50

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This week, in order to get various documents authenticated, we have had to visit various KKTC ministries, namely those of Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Health (ie. Išişler, Dışişler and Sağlık) and I was amused to see so many civil servants doing next to nothing; gathering in little groups to chat about their lives. And as for the amount of Turkish coffee being consumed and number of empty fincans I saw, I'm amazed some of them can sleep at night !

It's not surprising that so many TCs prefer "working" in the public sector here ...



Groucho



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13/08/2011 13:03

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They are the very definition of multi-tasking, they can:-

Watch the time; drink coffee; smoke; make personal calls; read the paper; argue vociferously; check their football/horse racing predictions and avoid eye contact with potential 'clients' in various combinations.

It's very tiring you know..... but they manage as it's in their genes - you can only get one of these 'stressful jobs' by being appropriately related.

Oh, nearly forgot - they can also roll their eyes if you question quite what it is they are actually engaged in...



kaiserphil


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13/08/2011 13:18

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Puts me in mind of the CTA office that was behind the check-in desks at Ercan.



elko2



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13/08/2011 13:28

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Don't mess about with the poor sods. Their automatic pay increases has been suspended for good. So their performance has gone down from 10% to 5%.

ismet



Jeannie


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13/08/2011 13:31

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Phil - puts me in mind of most of the offices behind the check-in desks at Ercan



There is much "milling about" by staff clutching coffee cups, and very little else.



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IbrahimAbi


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13/08/2011 13:32

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and all during Ramadan as well



Crumpy



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Re : Msg 2

Very funny Groucho ... and unfortunately so true ... even my soon-to-be-in-laws think so ... both :-( and



deputydawg


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13/08/2011 15:13

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It is not their fault if dyslexia is a requisite of the employment ie the ability to confuse "working day" with "shirking day".



CJtill


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13/08/2011 16:06

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I dont know what you are complaining about, maybe you are all jealous as they have won the Lottery and you have not.

It reminds me of my days working for Post Office Telecoms, before it was privatised back in 1983. We used to spend most of the morning in the coffee shop, and most of the afternoon in the pub\betting shop, only taking a break in between for lunch.

And then there was the weekend overtime.

I dont begrudge the TRNC Civil Servants a kurus....good luck to them.

Oh happy days.

Michael



Groucho



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13/08/2011 16:14

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Michael,

We always knew UK post office telecoms was a den of iniquity...

It's not ex-pats who should begrudge TRNC CS a kurus but those scraping a living and being taxed to fund their lifestyle (you can hardly call it wages as that would imply some work) could have an axe to grind.



misunderstood


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13/08/2011 16:19

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Recently in the PTP office Min of Int., just one person doing nothing. Took us round 3 different offices, still could not find our file. Is it cos it's me I asked?



IbrahimAbi


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13/08/2011 16:23

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msg 9

Reminds me of the old story at the post office telecoms workers who had their lunch in the van. they used to have a 50p coin which had been soldered to a 6in nail, they would knock it into a crack in the pavement. lunchtime amusement was to watch passers by trying to pick it up.



Groucho



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Tight buggers only nail a 5p piece to floor these days!



IbrahimAbi


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msg 13 and I'll bet there is still a queue to pick it up in scotland



HotHippo


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13/08/2011 17:02

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Message 14 - Away and ............................!

Too many cheap stereotypical jibes on this forum, mostly aimed at those whose home KKTC is, not too closely followed by "Jock" jokes.



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