It is a well known fact that all public sector employees, everywhere, have to operate through a jungle of bureaucracy and red-tape. Hence, it is well documented that any dealings with the public sector by private citizens is tedious and dubious at best.
A common caricature of public sector employees:
Now Kuwait is having an energy crisis. The maximum output of the powerplants is roughly 11.8GW, current consumption is hovering around 10.2GW. A few more GW and we can kiss the power goodbye and hello dark ages.
Kuwait's Parliament has approved a recommendation by several of its members to cut the working day for public sector employees during the summer by up to two hours as the country looks to conserve energy amid major electricity shortages, The National newspaper reports Monday.
Employees, who usually finish the working day between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., will now begin at 7 a.m. and finish at 12 p.m., the paper said.
That is right. Give those who work the least more time off to cut electricity costs. That is because they live in tents out in the desert, not highly automated, plush, air-conditioned villas.