Name - GruttePier
Sex - Male
Age - Good
House Buying Status - n/aView on Irish property
- Still overpiced.View on the public sector
- Spoiled. Obviously overpaid. I remember reading some analysis on FT alphaville regarding the differences between pay in public and private sector that was done for the 2002 (?) benchmarking, but in the end did not feed into it because it did not support the hypothesis that public sector was underpaid. This pay combined with other terms of empoyment like days off for study and pension (plus one year lump sum) are grossly generous. I believe the Croke Pork deal is morally wrong. Any country facing problems (e.g. the deficit) like Ireland does, should not cut services etc.. but reduce the public sector wage bill to bring it in line with the private sector and include all variables. View on Ireland
- Where to start? It depresses me every day. I just cant understand how most things are so badly managed and run. And not just in the last 10 years, but far before that. First thing that should be changed is the electoral system. Having local representatives in a national parlement does my head in. More tasks and reseponsibilities should be assigned to county council level. Plenty of other things should be changed (HSE, FAS, driver license system, stop teaching Irish history on schools). But in the end of the day there is little hope anything will ever change, the corrupt culture is there in the higher echelons. This together with the apathy of the Irish, will make sure things will not change. Every day I work with the most talented people, just dont understand why as a collective it fails so badly.What Ireland needs is a 166 German TD's in the dail, and that takes a lot for me to say, being Dutch
Why am i still here? On an individual level I find Irish people the most pleasant I have ever met. Also the sea and nature make it a great place to live.Would I Emigrate?
- Well , I emigrated here, but luckily work wise etc... I would be able to go tomorrow if I want. In general though Ireland is great for kids to grow up in so family reasons dictate I am still here.