Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
From what I understand, when Sweden had a significantly smaller public sector it was the same here (except not in the constitution). Fast tjänst back then meant employment for life.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se
by A swedish kind of death on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 at 03:23:31 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Only if you were a military officer or university professor or a judge.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 at 03:30:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
One reason such laws are installed is that frequently such jobs are below the paygrade for one's qualifications. This is how it works in the USA. A government job typically means you are trading income for long-term stability, and that your decision to enter the government workforce means you are practically exempting yourself from work in other sectors (obviously, in cases such as the IRS or political positions, this is not the case).
by Upstate NY on Tue Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:54:11 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Top Diaries

Democracy on trial

by IdiotSavant - Feb 14
18 comments

A Special Place in Hell

by Frank Schnittger - Feb 14
43 comments

Ingeniería Una Revolución

by Oui - Feb 7
14 comments

Trust

by Frank Schnittger - Jan 31
53 comments

Occasional Series