Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The Economic Crisis in Greece and Problems at Work

I know it's been quite some time now I haven't been around much but to be honest, problems at work are responsible for my long absence in blogging. As you may know, the economy in Greece was going from bad to worse and resulted in a serious economic crisis. When the global financial crisis struck, Greece was badly prepared. Hosting the expensive Olympic Games  in 2004 and failing to rein in its spiralling public debt, Greece is now in financial trouble. Help seems to be on the way in the form of a eurozone bailout and hopefully this will save Greece from total economic disaster.

However, many businesses including mine are severely affected and are threatened with bankruptcy. Neither the new Prime Minister nor the European Union will save my business. Only me. And I haven't fired anyone yet under the excuse of redundancy. As the Captain , I need to work 20 hours a day in order to steer my ship off "reefs". I also need to travel a lot for that all over Europe, so there's hardly any time left for blogging and commenting right now. My friend  Anastasia and my contributor on this blog will be replacing me in the next few weeks to come. She has her own blogs - three or four, I think - and a very limited free time, yet she didn't hesitate to tell me : "I'll make time for My Blog".  And I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart.

6 comments:

Katie said...

Sending my warmest prayers your way, Constantinos. I know you'll manage ..somehow.

Gal Friday said...

May everything work out for the best abd you'll be able to steer your own "ship" out of troubled waters--it's rough for the business owner these days in any country, it seems.

Tina

Anastasia said...

I'll do my best, Constantine mou. Just don't worry about the blog. I hope all goes well eventually. Take good care of yourself.

Christina P said...

I am also in trouble, Constantine mou, as my boss hasn't paid us yet for January! I feel very depressed right now although he promised us he'd pay for both months by the end of this week. At least I thank God I still have a job!

sand dune said...

You are a wonderful man, Constantinos, so kind and considerate - at least that's what I think of you. The financial crisis has affected Britain as well even though we keep our pound. We can no longer afford holidays abroad as we used to. I truly hope that things will look up. Take care. ~ Laura

Stefania said...

I'm sorry to hear about these problems. I hope the best for you.