It’s Not Fair (Glenn Lewis)

My Swede client and his wife came by this afternoon with regards to their kitchen proposal. Afterwards, they talked about life in Sweden and revealed that although tax is high in the country, the citizens have excellent privileges.

For instance, when one quits a job to look for another, he will still get the same previous pay even though unemployed. Another example is when a woman gets pregnant, she is entitled to 18 months paid maternity leave and get this, that long leave can actually be split with the husband. All these expenses are borne by the taxpayers.

Given Singapore’s context, a lot of people would really take advantage of the loopholes. One only has to get a job that pays well and quit for the rest of the money to come from the Government. Pertaining to the 18 months maternity leave, a woman can also find a high paying job and get pregnant every 18 months for the rest of her life, or repeat the cycle every 9 months so that her husband can share the privileges. That works out to around 40 to 80 kids on an average lifespan depending on the choice, to escape working for the rest of your life. Hmmm …


~ by blackcadillac73 on April 4, 2007.

3 Responses to “It’s Not Fair (Glenn Lewis)”

  1. Having kids to escape from work? For me it’s working to escape from the kids! Hahaha!!

    But that extra long maternity/paternity leave would come in handy.

  2. u actually did the calculations :p

    with that many kids, can that kinda salary cover the expenses of bringing them up? haha pikir byk kali jugak kalau nak multiply cam hamster…

  3. Moby, 9 months away from work with pay is a good reason to travel the world man.

    Raggedyanne, err … I forgot about the expenses for the kids though. Maybe it’ll work if I’m the Prime Minister of Sweden.

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