Just to be clear, my daughter earns 700 shekels per month performing her Sherut Leumi, which is close to what she would get in the regular army. In her case, she stands on her feet all day long, 6 days a week, feeding invalid patients and washing bed pans. I think she works harder than 80% of everyone in the regular army. When I speak to the young army guys in the neighborhood, they claim that they spend their days standing around doing nothing, and trading stories of how they run to the doctor to get "gimmelim".
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from the article: Half the people are enough