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Giuseppe Giuliano from Naples wakes up in the middle of the night to drive every day to work - which is 1,600 kilometers and 5 and a half hours away from her home

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Do you find it difficult to get up in the morning for work?

Are you tired of traffic jams?

Did you have to move back in with your parents because you couldn't pay rent?

Get some proportion: 29-year-old Giuseppe Giuliano from Naples, Italy, wakes up before dawn every morning to travel 1,600 kilometers to work, spending five and a half hours on the high-speed train to Milan, where she works as a school maintenance worker.

This is because, according to her, she cannot afford to pay the high rent in the city.

Yes, the cost of living is not only our problem.

Italians were shocked by her story of having to travel from Naples to Milan every day just to get to work.

At Buccioni High School, she was offered a permanent job last September with a meager monthly salary of only 1,021 euros (about NIS 4,300).

Although she searched carefully, according to her, she could not find a room to rent in Milan for less than 525 euros (about NIS 2,200) and therefore decided to embark on the insane daily journey from her parents' home in Naples to the northern financial center of Italy, Milan.

She was able to lower the cost of travel to around NIS 1,475 per month because she uses the points she has accumulated and discount codes.

In doing so, she saves at least NIS 737 every month.

Josephina Giuliano, 29, lives with her parents and travels 1,600 kilometers to work (photo: screenshot, Facebook)

She told Il Giorno: "With the rent, the electricity bills and the expenses - I would use all my salary if I moved to Milan - and I would probably have to ask my family for financial help."

So what does she do instead?

Josephine sets her alarm clock for 3:30 am and catches the high-speed train from Naples to Milan at 5:09 am.

She brings her to work at 10:30 on the clock.

The return journey is just as bad: leaving the city at 18:20 and arriving home at 22:53.

That is,

in total she spends almost 10 hours on the road every day!

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The grueling daily commute made Josephina a symbol of Italy's cost-of-living crisis.

The Open news website says that her constant travel violates the Italian constitution, which dictates that workers must be paid a salary that guarantees a "free and dignified existence."

5 and a half hours there, 4 and a half hours return

Then the doubts arose

Some newspapers raised suspicion about her claims and said that it is possible that she could have found cheaper accommodation outside the city center, at a price that would have allowed her to save monthly.

They also wondered how she could travel so cheaply from Naples to Milan every day.

One of the teachers at the school where she works claimed that Josephine came to work only twice before going on an "extraordinary vacation".

However, another staff member confirmed Josephine's story, adding that the school was doing everything it could to find her accommodation nearby.

  • Of money

  • world money


  • Italy

  • Naples

  • Milan

  • Working

  • salaries

Source: walla

All business articles on 2023-01-24

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