in lieu of me writing much of this post, I'm reposting an article that includes the Swedish word of the day "vabruari"-- really a slang word. We've heard it a lot around work... As noted in the article below, VAB refers to parental leave. The idea that parents are entitled take 120 days off per year for each kid (paid, even if it is at a small discount) is so unbelievable to us coming from the U.S. It is NOT okay to come to work or school at sick in Sweden... a colleague at work last week said that 5 out of 19 kids were in her kid's pre-school class. Interesting to think how something like the coronavirus has less of a chance spreading in a country like this.
On to the article: