Europe

Humidity in the Workplace

Just to illustrate the different attitudes between the Netherlands and the US as concerns employee welfare, below is an excerpt from an actual memo sent from the Facilities Manager here in Dordrecht: “2. Temperature and Humidity in our buildingJohn Q. Dutchman (trainee Facility Management) is measuring the temperature and humidity Read more…

By Brian Bishop, ago
Europe

Maastricht

Saturday – December 4, 2004 Ann booked us a weekend getaway in Maastricht and I am writing this from the bed of the Crown Plaza hotel, which Ann acquired for us at a discount that warms her little Belgian heart. Maastricht is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands Read more…

By Brian Bishop, ago
Europe

Poker Night Reborn!

A grand and noble tradition has now been introduced to the gambling-impoverished masses of Dordrecht: poker night. First I had to wait two months to get an apartment. Then I had to wait another month to fill it with IKEA furniture and new appliances. Then I had to go through Read more…

By Brian Bishop, ago