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Before the spring of 2020, working from home was considered a massive advantage that many people strived for. Months later though, it has mostly become just a standard thing with its own pros and cons, and perhaps not the luxury it was once perceived as.  Representatives from Czech survey company Survio told Novinky about data they’re collecting regarding the home office trend. “We certainly can’t refer to the home office as being a luxury anymore. Currently, most Czechs who are able to work like this due to the nature of their jobs consider it a routine and a necessity,” Lucie Černá from Survio said. Černá says that many people are missing out on casual social interactions with their co-workers, andContinue Reading

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At noon on the 25th, police showed up at Czech Restaurant U Ervina in Olomouc and told the owner, Radovan Hořín, that he was suspected of breaking the COVID-19 restrictions and to please comply. Hořín just went ahead and stayed open and told Irozhlas all about it.  “I will remain open. I’m assuming they’ll come again in the afternoon. Maybe it’ll be the heavily-clad people who were here on the weekend.”  Hořín, who consulted with lawyers beforehand, argued that there is no law written anywhere that says he has to close his business. Furthermore, he says the double standard in restrictions between retail businesses and restaurants/pubs is discriminatory in nature.  Hořín revealed that the government is giving him CZK 15,000Continue Reading

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“Some people use complexity to create doubt, then offer a simple, self-serving solution.”  Anonymous At no time in our history could this quote have more importance than today.  Many years ago, as a young professional, searching for so many answers to life’s questions, I met someone who was a very persuasive speaker—someone who had a powerful impact on the thoughts and actions of others.  We became friends and, as I got to know him better, I asked him how he could be so effective at influencing others.  “Create doubt,” he told me.  “If I can create doubt about something you believe to be true, that opens the door to changing your mind, and your belief. “ Over the years, I watchedContinue Reading