Simple arithmetic for ‘Spain bloggers’ – 14 pays

First, the mystery of 14 pays per year (all before tax):

18000 / 12 = 1500
x 12 = 18000

18000 / 14 = 1285.71
x 14 = 18000

It’s the same amount of money, numb nuts.

And what’s the point moving to Germany when they’ll only give you a €450 minijob anyway? I think some ‘Spain bloggers’ (a broadly middle-aged, self serving, real-estate-hawking lobby) need to learn a bit more about Spain and listen a little less to Germany.

Happy new year.

4 thoughts on “Simple arithmetic for ‘Spain bloggers’ – 14 pays

  1. This is a funny site, in English and about Spain. I quite like it, and even though I do not quite understand the topic here (the implicit allusions) let me give you some more arithmetics:

    If you don’t have a job, in Germany, you get your flat paid plus some 350 per adult plus some 180 per child. Indeed, you might be obligated to take up a minijob, or an ein-Euro-Job because, well…. because that’s logical. But what do you get in Spain? Zip, once unemployment benefits run out.

    You actually get a lot more than that, because you also get help to set up your flat. You get real courses here, to get you into a job. (That doesn’t work in Spain either, I’m told. Or the money is syphoned off into the pockets of political parties. Our money, actually, as it came to you via European funds.)

    And you can get into many jobs here, not only minijobs, that pay far better than 1.300/month. I certainly don’t want to cause an avalanche, so I keep the details to myself.

    I don’t know what “Spain-bloggers” are, and what facts you are referring to on that side, but your dead wrong re Germany/minijobs etc. This sounds a bit like you folks down south have no clue, whine about everything, and make Germany into a bogeyman while taking our money.

  2. I’m not sure what you’re referring to here, but 14 payments instead of 12 means more money for the recipient and less money for the sender, because of compound interest.

    1. Actually, you’re wrong. The 14 payments are not evenly spaced in time. The worker gets 1 payment every month and 2 additional payments in June and December. Therefore interest rates play in favour of the employer and against the worker.

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