Greeks using computers at work lose extra holiday

A demonstrator holds a Greek flag in front of the parliament during a general strike in Athens on July 16, 2013.

This final note today, just to remind us that while Lehman Brothers was an American bank, and collapsed a full five years ago, the financial crisis was a) global and b) lasting.

Greece, as you know, has been through the wringer. Two EU and IMF bailouts. Austerity budgets as far as the eye can see.

Which gets us to this today from Reuters: The government in Athens has scrapped a 24-year-old perk enjoyed by public sector workers -- six extra paid days off a year, if your job involved sitting in front of a computer more than five hours a day.

Which is my job, now that I think of it.

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