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The Inside Story on Looking for Work in Norway

Even though unemployment is low in Norway, full-time employment is also low. Many Norwegians, especially in smaller cities, have to take on two or three jobs to be full-time employed. The way that they do this is like a job share system. Rather than employees sharing a full-time job, employers share a full-time employee.

Hosting Our First Norwegian Birthday Party

Being Norwegian, Moose never thinks that Norwegian things are special, different, or that there is anything particular he should mention about normal Norwegian things – he is usually no help when he answers ‘same as everywhere else’. It seems I am right to never believe him.

Black Friday Whaaa?

It is a little disappointing to see this alien tradition start up in Norway. There isn’t even a Norwegian translation for ‘Black Friday’.

Norway is a pain in the neck – literally!

Alas, fashion is pain. Women apparently report more neck pain, and have to take more sick days off from work because of it – no wonder, with all the scarf material hanging around their necks for six months of the year.

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