Tag: employment

My entrepreneurship ‣ Pros and cons Feb 19, 2017

As a follow-up to the post about my professional anniversary and to fulfill my promise I'd like to elaborate on my reasons and the path of becoming an entrepreneur. The story is going to be quite long so I'll split it up.

In fact the very idea of freelancing wasn't new at all. Many of my expat friends living in Holland have been doing that for years. That mainly concerns IT specialists as they arguably represent the majority of those who came here from the ex-USSR.

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20 years, and counting Feb 17, 2017

With all that fuss I have missed the important date of 20 years of my professional experience, which happened on March 22, 2016.

The following scan of the first page of my Employment Book (Трудовая книжка, an official register of one's work experience, which every employee in Russia is obliged to have) can prove that:

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