By Catherine Tsounis
In 2024, Greece has a middle-class workforce where individuals often hold multiple jobs. Everything has changed, and today’s Greek businesspersons typically juggle 2-3 jobs, working more than five days a week.
Kostas Makarounis, hailing from Tripolis, Arcadia, a provincial city in the Peloponnese, is a dynamic radio announcer and personality. He is actively involved with public radio station Tripolis 91.5, operates a Lotto Agency at Malliris-Makarounis, and contributes to the Daily New Arcadian News. Additionally, you can find him on multiple internet platforms delivering the latest news.
His Lotto business is flourishing, and he proudly shared, “One of my customers won 10,000 euros.” Kostas is a devoted father to two sons and is married to a fellow businessperson. His parents, Panagiota “Pitsa” Gerou Makarounis, a retired educator, and Christos, a retired municipal worker, wholeheartedly support his professional endeavors. Based on the information I gathered this past summer, it’s becoming increasingly challenging for younger generations to attain the pensions enjoyed by their parents. The stereotype of modern Greeks taking frequent naps and not working hard is unfounded. Life is demanding, and parents and grandparents often provide support to the younger generation.
Soccer holds a special place as Greece’s national sport, and Kosta actively covers various soccer events, where he interacts with prominent figures in the soccer world. You can explore his bilingual site at https://www.facebook.com/kostas.makarounis.