Not all EU civil servants are overpaid, some (for instance some contractors) are not, and many work hard but there are some interesting omissions in this particular public information advert, such as:
Number 1) An average EU yearly salary is approx £67,693 (€78,503).
Number 2) An average EU yearly salary is approx £78,524.23 (€91,064) if you claim the tax free 16% expatriate allowance (an estimated 70% of EU staff do this).
Number 3) EU officials pay tax at their own specially low rate. On an average EU salary + expat allowance of around
£78,524.23 you would pay only £12,610.40 in EU tax (16.06% in total). Whereas in the UK you would pay £26,201.54 in tax (i.e. 33.36%).
And this is before going into the arcane details of travel expenses, household allowances and free school fees....we will leave it up to you as to whether these area really such bad working conditions.
Detail - Number of EU officials:
In this case a tax saving of £13,591.54.