15 Facts About Life In Norway That Will Surprise You
6Work is fun
An office workday in Norway is short. It usually lasts from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4-30 p.m. people are required to work 37.5 hours a week which is 7.5 hours a day. Workers even get 5 weeks of vacations. Vacation pay is given out in June.
7Manual workers are needed
Since most people do white-collar jobs or wok in offices, there is a high demand for manual workers. Repair, services, and maintenance people are highly valued and well-paid. Anything that s handmade is Norway is highly valued and is expensive. People are mostly happy with work conditions.
8Food is expensive
Food in Norway is pretty expensive. While the average income is about €4,000 per month, it can cost up to €180 a week to feed a family of three. However, kids get really good food in school. Kids in kindergarten are rarely given soup. They are given delicious meals with meats and cheese and they enjoy it.
9Women have children before September
Most women try to have their babies before September 1st so they can get a sure spot in a kindergarten school. Since Norwegians don’t bother with astrology, they can have the baby any time before September. This is only for women who plan their pregnancies or have due dates near September.
10Children are not overprotected
In many places, kids are overprotected. They are fed only nutritious food and aren’t allowed to go anywhere. But in Norway, kids are treated normally. They eat fast food like their parents and are allowed to go out in any weather. Parents put waterproof suits o their kids and allow them to have fun and explore the world.