Monday, January 12, 2009

Mona Lisa

One more from Porto, completely forgot.
This graffiti stencil was printed on the building of where my friend lives, where I was staying. The caption translates as something like "They pay me with Green Receipts". Apparently in Portugal if you work casually or as freelance, anything without a full-time contract then you provide your employer with this receipt of payment. It is a problem because the employees don't get any benefits like public health care, superannuation or job security and the employers prefer to pay this way because it is cheaper and simpler for them. Because of the benefit to the employer it has become very difficult to secure a full time contract, particularly in the creative fields.


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