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The Swedish workday

In a typical Swedish workday, employees arrive at work between 7 and 9 am.


Some choose to start the day early.


Some go training before work.


Some bring their kids to the kindergarten.


Normally, if you are at work by 9am, everything should be fine.


This flexibility is fantastic for family life and for people who have different routines.




However, Swedes are not flexible when it comes to other aspects of work life.


Meetings and breaks for example.


Then you need to come and go exactly on time.


"Come when you want at work but be on time for the Fika!"


Welcome to the Swedish workplace.






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