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Norway youths ‘slothful’, says immigrant multi-millionaire. Pakistani-Norwegian tyre king Tommy Sharif claims many young Norwegians would rather sit on their rears than work and is unsurprised employers prefer Swedes. Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) figures showing a 24 percent rise in under-30s on permanent disability allowance in the last four years. Almost 36,000 are currently on welfare. Self-employed Mr Sharif, who states he has not been ill for one working day since starting 17 years ago, tells Dagens Næringsliv, “It’s hair-raising. This just confirms the welfare state in Norway is too good.”

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Norway youths ‘slothful’, says immigrant multi-millionaire

Published on Monday, 27th February, 2012 at 14:05 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

Pakistani-Norwegian tyre king Tommy Sharif claims many young Norwegians would rather sit on their rears than work and is unsurprised employers prefer Swedes.

Tommy Sharif (2007)
'There's a reason why Swedes are getting the jobs'Tommy Sharif (2007)
Photo: Copyright © Harry Wad/Wikimedia Commons


Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) figures showing a 24 percent rise in under-30s on permanent disability allowance in the last four years. Almost 36,000 are currently on welfare.

Self-employed Mr Sharif, who states he has not been ill for one working day since starting 17 years ago, tells Dagens Næringsliv, “It’s hair-raising. This just confirms the welfare state in Norway is too good.”

“Norwegian youths are lazy,” he says, underlining his criticism is not directed against everyone, “their work ethic is different to our neighbouring countries’.”

Members of the restaurant industry have informed Tommy Sharif that they would rather hire other Scandinavians

“There is a reason why Swedes are getting the jobs. My network within the restaurant industry often informs me that they give priority to Swedish youths in the application process.”



Published on Monday, 27th February, 2012 at 14:05 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

This post has the following tags: lazynorwegianworkers, successfulimmigrantsnorway.


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