Are you an ECommerce entrepreneur outside the United States who sometimes depends on working with Americans? And who isn't these days? Perhaps your virtual remote team includes a few staffs hired over UpWork? And have you ever been mystified by the panoply of American holidays? Then this post is for you. Because I'm in Iowa (it doesn't get any more American than that) and have worked with people all over the globe, and I'm always running into confusion as to which holidays are significant and which ones are a blow-off. I've had clients who offered me Groundhog Day off at one extreme, and clients who were shocked that I wasn't expecting to pull a sixteen-hour shift Thanksgiving Day at the other. So bookmark this and save it for the year! I will be rating the holidays from 1 to 5, "1" being "no big deal" to "5" being "everybody in the country is either at a big family banquet or getting sloppily toasted, so forget getting anything done until this blows over." All paid days off get at least a…
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