To quote a famous slacker from a bygone era:
“You’re still here? It’s over. Go home. Go.”
Why? Well, because despite it being the time of the year when many people clock off, things still feel quite hectic. There is, of course, good reason for that.
Those planning to leave Belgium for festivities can hardly relax, with the already stressful process of getting everything ready made all the worse by the added tests, hoops, and looming changes to rules.
And whether going abroad or staying in Belgium, the country waits with bated breath to hear what Belgium will do next. Government ministers should make decisions in tomorrow’s Consultative Committee and the outcome will have inevitable repercussions on many aspects of daily life. And obviously Christmas plans.
Stay or go, the pressure is on and the chance to kick back and chill out seems far-off. Silly things like Christmas parties and office festive brunches have been cancelled, for good reason, but it makes it difficult to bookend a year.
So how will you make the transition between work and a well-deserved break?
Let @johnstonjules know.
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