April 18 – Faking it

Caroline's Salon
Location: Monaco

Sitting in the salon going through the photographs we took today. There’s one of me all dressed up in my best outfit, sitting outside the casino pretending to be a Montekest or Monegasque or however it is you say that word. It’s kind of difficult when you consider the average wage here is 186,000 euros a year, but I’m subscribing to the ‘fake it till I make it’ theory. Continue reading “April 18 – Faking it”

24 April 2013 – Nodding and smiling routine puts me into hot water

Location: Monaco

Franco told us an interesting fact about Monaco yesterday. The country operates under French employment laws. Under these laws, firing someone for non-performance may cost the company anywhere from six months to several years of that person’s salary, depending on their tenure.

Franco explained. “In Monaco if you hire someone, and they are no good, you have to pay them six months salary if you sack them before six months, and far more if they have been working longer. Continue reading “24 April 2013 – Nodding and smiling routine puts me into hot water”