In 15 years of being here - everyone earns €1000 a month.
If they say they earn €500, often the employer pays the rest in cash. I've seen this time after time, from small to big companies. Always this hidden element.
Still, €900 a month is not going to pay a mortgage and support a family easily, guess a step in the right direction.
Perhaps it should be more performance related - starting with the town halls, paid in full, work half as hard (or less) than the average workers. Hmm. Never quite balances out for everyone, does it.
Not sure how Spain is a rich country. Rich in heritage perhaps, but still much more room to grow business wise.
They should start off by sacking the idiots responsible for any form of business licenses, as Spain 'is not open for business' - too many obstacles, differences in answers, town halls who can't tell you what or why. I could have probably set up another few local businesses, if it wasn't for the fact everytime i've been down or sent someone down to a town hall to investigate, it seems like having a lobotomy would be an easier experience
Not only do people need reasonably paid jobs, people need opportunity - new and growing business is the lifeblood of this & it needs to be facilitated. About the only thing America has right. Spain has made a couple of minor steps, reducing social security payments initially - but the planning, licensing and overall paperwork side of things, needs a massive ground-up overhaul - if they made Spain a good place to conduct business - AND NOT JUST FOR THE SPANISH - then this country could be a European powerhouse. Maybe in the next generation or two