In Greece, parents have long urged their children to find careers as civil servants. The pay wasn't spectacular, but you got a little respect, a little power and you got to go home for a few hours in the middle of the day, for a traditional siesta (or power nap in the original Greek). Best of all, during August -- the hottest month of the year -- many civil servants are allowed to simply take off ... for the entire month. As a result, much of Greece's government grinds to a halt in the summers.
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