If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Or better yet, burn down their shoe warehouses. It seems that Spanish workers don’t like the “More Work For Less Pay” ethic of Chinese immigrants, whose unflagging resolve to produce more shoes in foreign countries than the countries themselves produce has raised questions of how much longer traditional “social customs, employment norms, and labour relations” in Spain can continue.
In other words, workers may soon have to give up their coveted and sacred siesta.
If they’re not careful, Spaniards may be looking at an all-out takeover of small businesses by the Chinese within a decade. Customs will have to change. Traditions may have to be laid to rest. And this could be a good thing. Any country that allows a freakish bull running festival ought to have to give it up in order to save its small business economy.