Tuesday (Not) Humor... Jackpot In Italian Lottery: Supermarket Job

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With the Italian economy in its fourth recession in the last ten years and unemployment soaring, a supermarket has come up with a novel way of hiring. According to Germany's Mittelstands Nachrichten, customers who spend over EUR30 will receive a lottery ticket and the grand prize winners will be given "temporary part-time assistant jobs" at the supermarket. We are not really sure where to go with this - but somewhere in this odd arrangement is a sad reflection of the European society's deterioration...



Via Deutsche-Mittelstands-Nachrichten,

For the unemployed in Italy, new possibilities, to get a job. A supermarket chain is giving away jobs to their customers. The premise: you have to buy for more than 30 euros, then you get a lottery ticket, which entitled to participate in the Sweepstakes. Winners of the lottery, a temporary job part time job as an assistant waiting in the supermarket.


"Our contest is open to people of all ages and backgrounds," said Alessandra Aloisi, HR Manager of Gruppo BSE, Bloomberg. The chain of one-time supermarkets in Rome sells lottery tickets, which are very well received by customers. "Some participants are even question whether the profits they may possibly pass on to a friend or relative," Aloisi Sun


The economy in Italy is in its fourth recession in the last ten years. Unemployment has risen as a result of over eleven percent, which corresponds to the highest level in 13 years. A report by the OECD, will this trend continue. Mario Monti, the government has to take while a steel plant, the 25,000 jobs came as a result of an environmental scandal in danger.

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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:14 | 3033165 TruthInSunshine
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Edited b/c there's genuinely nothing funny about the mess that is.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:14 | 3033203 kaiserhoff
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This business of books, makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

                                                                 John Steinbeck



Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:37 | 3033268 redpill
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I'd play the ponies before I'd play the stock market these days, that's for damn sure.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:42 | 3033282 Doña K
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That's an old Cicilian trick. That's why in the US you are not allowed to have a lottery in which you have to buy something for participation.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:09 | 3033353 redpill
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Unless it's state-sponsored, of course.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:55 | 3033493 Raymond K Hessel
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The significance of the job being a temporary part-time job is important to Italian labor law.  It means something different than it does here.  

It's more of a benefit status meaning the employee can be fired at will. Permanent jobs in Italy are viewed similarly as tenured jobs in the US.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:20 | 3033810 TwoShortPlanks
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The [REAL] Hunger Games.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:56 | 3033307 NuYawkFrankie
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Horses have always been a STABLE business....

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:05 | 3033347 akak
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Please rein in your galloping puns.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:23 | 3033820 TwoShortPlanks
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Neigh, we will not!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:27 | 3033833 akak
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OK, you can stop beating that dead horse now.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:05 | 3033168 molecool
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It's really sad to witness the systematic erosion of what once was a great place to live and raise a family. No more.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:12 | 3033196 TruthInSunshine
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We really haven't seen anything close to the bottom, which is the sad part.

The structure of the global economy has truly been decimated, and even if the Krugmans of the world get their way, that can't be rebuilt quickly or by anything other than real effort & and productivity, which the Krugman Reconstruction Plan does not incorporate in any part or portion (Krugman's plan essentially equals doing all the wrong things that got us to this point, but on an accelerated basis and is much larger terms).

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:14 | 3033204 john39
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remove the parasites and good people would start putting the world right immediatly.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:23 | 3033231 cougar_w
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Wishing that were true. Sadly, new parasites would arise almost immediately.

This is a systemic problem. Nobody alive today can be trusted. We need seven generations of wandering in the desert of monetary destruction before we will have purged our racial memory of the lust for personal gain at any price.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:21 | 3033224 Ookspay
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The top ten best places to be born in 2013:

1. Switzerland
2. Australia
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Denmark
6. Singapore
7. New Zealand
8. Netherlands
9. Canada
10. Hong Kong

The US is 16, sweet...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:25 | 3033241 cougar_w
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With Australia 2nd on the list, I can tell the list is drawn from thin stuff.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:43 | 3033285 kaiserhoff
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Don't know much about down undah, but I like the gulls;)

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:33 | 3033827 TwoShortPlanks
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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:40 | 3033829 TwoShortPlanks
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RBA cut rates again yesterday...EJECT-EJECT-EJECT!!

Remember my post: "The fucktard economy and fucktard currency are now inbreeding a fucktard treasury bond...These financial and economic tards are racing to the bottom of the economic gene pool, where we'll drown under an ocean of Derivatards". We are all tied to these inbred fucktard measures of accountng, because everything we own (with a few exceptions) relate directly to them.

The end solution WILL be Gold ("Gold = Economical and Financial Eugenics")...how convenient for those who have planned and swindled physical from within the Central banking system to end up with more than 75% of the worlds above ground supply. Once mines are nationalized, NO private citizen will be able to buy physical; you'll only be able to rent paper supported by more rented paper, supported by even more rented paper, which is then supported by Gold.

3 degress of separation Bitchez!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:15 | 3033686 zerozulu
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Australia will be 17th soon if keeps on pocking her finger in the world affairs.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:42 | 3033869 TwoShortPlanks
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That fucking Tuna Boat MUST GO!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:28 | 3033246 Karlus
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I know your list is bogus if Australia is #2 and NZ is #7. Who wrote this thing?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:35 | 3033260 Looney
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Flight of the Conchords?  ;-)


Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:53 | 3033894 Catflappo
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11.  Burkino Faso

12.  Ethopia

13.  Iraq

14.  Somalia

15.  Cambodia

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:36 | 3033266 Dapper Dan
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:39 | 3033273 redpill
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That's like a Sunday afternoon in Detroit.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:47 | 3033299 resurger
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the blade is the weapon of choice

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:34 | 3033259 earnyermoney
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Bogus. Iceland should be #1

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:09 | 3033943 jumbo maverick
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Problem is it costs a ton to bring everything in. I don't know much about Iceland other than they have the most rational people on the planet after how they handled their economic problems.
If I had any large amount of money at all to invest I would look into setting up a brewery and distillery on the island. I think it would do quite well there.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:39 | 3033276 Hobbleknee
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What's the source of this bullshit?  Swedes and Danes are the most depressing people on earth.  And why is being born into slavery a good thing?  If 70% of your income is taxed, you are a slave.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:11 | 3033533 EvlTheCat
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When everyone works for the state they will argue they are not slaves.  They will burden their neighbors with their unemployed so they can say the system is working like it should.  And if someone wants to earn more, without being taxed more, they expatriate themselves and sing the virtues of the state which they have left.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:26 | 3033399 Ookspay
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I know this list is accurate, it's all over the news today, even huffpo! <sarc>

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:05 | 3033169 Yellowhoard
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Third place will get syphilis instead of AIDS!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:06 | 3033173 q99x2
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Looks like the message of record gold coin sales has reached the squid. Gold down to 1 month lows today.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:19 | 3033221 Quinvarius
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Someone has to sell or no one would.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:34 | 3033258 HungryPorkChop
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Yippee, more paper!  GATA recently noted the squid controls TWICE the amount of silver than the Hunt Brothers did at the time they were considered to have cornered the market. 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:10 | 3033358 NotApplicable
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Yeah but the Hunt Bros. were living, breathing, carbon-based entities.

The Squid has no such weaknesses to leverage.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:06 | 3033177 realtick
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Have I Mentioned Lately Turd Ferguson Is A Total Fool? http://chartistfriendfrompittsburgh.blogspot.com/2012/12/have-i-mentione...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:11 | 3033194 fonzannoon
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Turd may be a fool but I read that stupid chartist site last night explaining that "when congress gets it's fiscal house in order....."

glass houses....

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:13 | 3033202 Lost Wages
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He caters to a cliquish horde of derpity derp rednecks. Sad when people looking for alternative news find a source just as clueless and manipulated as the MSM.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:14 | 3033361 NotApplicable
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For someone who utilizes the exact same psudeo-science (charting a rigged casino), well, that's saying something!

Dayum, I was at least expecting an alternative...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:06 | 3033179 Lost Wages
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In Italian Lottery, Powerball wins you!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:53 | 3034925 cynicalskeptic
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I thought you played the Lottery soi you would NOT have to work........

It's really a reverse wealth re-distribution system whereby the government gets back some of the money they pay out to poor people.  Clueless and lacking any concept of statistical odds ('dream booiks' and such are SO much more reliable after all) the poor spend a hugely disproportionate part of their 'disposable' income on Lottery tickets - gifing back to government opart of the aid they receive.  Sadly, many working poor spend their hard earned money on such dreams as well.   The irony is tht the old illegal 'numbers' paid better odds.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:09 | 3033183 earnyermoney
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Hey, I know that dude. Saw him at Whole Foods in Raleigh. I never knew the North Carolina Education Lottery was giving H1 visas to highly skilled unemployed Italian butchers.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:10 | 3033185 slaughterer
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OT: NFLX up 10% WTF? On Playstation 3 news?  WTF?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:18 | 3033218 WillyGroper
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deal w/ disney

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:45 | 3033293 TruthInSunshine
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So I can finally say that NFLX is up on Unicorns & Rainbows and have it literally construed?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:10 | 3033189 Duke of Con Dao
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from the Annals of Beating the Big Boys:


I only post this because YouTube flagged me for a copyright strike at the request of the right's holder. 

I made a 'Fair Use' argument and apparently won... so they retored it in all of its 10 second glory. 

YouTube - Marla Singer to Tyler Durden - "My God! I haven't been F%!#'d like that since grade school!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:15 | 3033207 Schmuck Raker
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This is so weird it's practically Japanese.

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