Suspension Bridge Week

December 05, 2011 By: erik Category: Spain

The Golden Gate BridgeIn Spain, when a holiday falls on either Tuesday or Thursday, it’s a regular custom to take the Monday or Friday off to create a four day weekend. This is called a puente or bridge, since one is crossing over the fiery lava pit that is a day of honest labor to escape safely to the weekend. Of course any employee can take that as a vacation day, but the some corporations and government offices often will just shut down that day. The best equivalent in the United States is how most government, and some corporate, employees don’t work on the day after Thanksgiving.
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Transatlantic Telecommuter

August 30, 2011 By: erik Category: News

Desk TrafficOver the past fortnight, several of internet friends have asked me that important question that any adult relationship eventually reaches: “What is it that you do, exactly?” One of them asked if I was a professional blogger, which is flattering, and, now that I think about it, I can see why one might think I should be getting paid for all this gorgeous content. But no, I have a day job.

Initially I was going to write a narrative of my job history for the last decade, but I realized that would be more than anyone really wanted to read, so I’ll just talk about my present job.
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