Four Cultural Observations in the Island Workplace

  • Don’t stay at work late, go home, be with your family and eat.
  • Also, never bring work home, again enjoy time with family and eat.
  • Don’t make plans or even work deadlines, take work as it comes. This is mostly because you can never predict a death of a loved (death rates are high here). Participation in the event of a funeral is vital and can last months.
  • Set your watch to island time and show up 1-1.5 hours later to any meeting, especially work meetings and community gatherings. But, show up early if the gathering is Christmas or Thanksgiving related!
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