As Urlaubsgeld lands in the accounts of salaried employees from Bregenz to Burgenland I ponder how many people actually use their Urlaubsgeld for its apparent earmarked purpose. Continue reading Urlaubsgeld and Weihnachtsgeld – collective security?
It is the time of year when public holidays become near weekly fixtures. For the self-employed a case of famine rather than feast. The school year is drawing to an end and I am making myself useful. Continue reading Nachhilfe and Fenstertage
The Stadtschulrat, my wife’s employer, decided in their wisdom that today as a Fenstertag would be a good day to have the school closed. For some parents it comes as a relief that putative illness is not required to keep a child away from school and that holiday plans can be made for a few days’ escape to relations in other parts of the country … Continue reading Fenstertage – a blessed relief or a curse?