I graduated from business management a couple of years ago, and I'm currently finishing my thesis for Management & Tourism but it got put on a hold because I own a business with a friend of mine and we are already making good money with that. We just have to put a lot of time in that business and meet clients around the globe so hopefully my uni will be done in May/June.
Wow that seems like a lot of responsability amigo. What time do you start everyday, and do you have to work in the weekends?
I've heard working in Norway makes good money, but on the other hand costs of living are pretty expensive. I have been to Helsinki and I've heard Finland is the cheapest of Sweden/Norway/Finland. You guys pay about 11 euros for a pack of smokes right?
I understand. Good luck with the completion of your thesis! Never the easiest to combine with a new and profitable business. Hope both things go well until you're done.
My position is a fairly responsible one, yes, and I don't have an experienced backup so if I called in sick in January when last year's book's are done, it would have represented a real emergency...or so they tell me. I work mainly from 08.00 to 16.00. But I have flexible time so it can vary. I currently have a lot of extra hours built up that I can use to shorten days when I get the opportunity, but it's not likely to happen before the IT situation improves, it has been especially bad the last two months. The IT guys are working on it but have made no promises as to when things will be better. We'll have to wait and see.
Norwegian salaries are quite high, I'm not rich but I'm not complaining either. Costs of living naturally follow suit. A 20-pack of smokes has just hit €14, I believe, but I'm not sure as I've never bought one. In fact, my respiratory system does not tolerate smoke - at all. Not just tobacco smoke, any smoke. An open fireplace will make me seriously unwell. As will a barbecue, unless the wind is particularly helpful. I always have to close my windows in summer when neighbours start barbecuing. Anyway, many of us Norwegians shop in Sweden because things are cheaper there. The Swedes shop in Denmark (if they live close enough) and the Danes in Germany....as for Finland, I don't know. Their border with Sweden is very sparsely populated.