Culture / Society

What “parking someone” means in Italy

In Italy a “parking” is a job or a position, usually temporary, to which you will send someone to whom you can’t or you don’t want to give a real job.

“Parking” can be benevolent or malevolent. You “park” your son at a master course if he can’t get a decent job. A party will “park” a politician who was not elected or reelected in a public holding or in a ¬†foundation until he can run again. A well connected but inept individual will be “parked” in a sinecure, sometimes forever.

In a malevolent “parking”, the target will be cornered in a dead end position waiting for his power to diminish enough to fire him without consequences. Alternatively, he will be “parked” forever in some sort of golden exile: in this case, the position offered to the “parked” individual will usually be a well paid sinecure.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s