Friday, April 14, 2023

WIRTW #668: the “obrigado” edition

Three years ago — March of 2020 to be precise — my family and I were supposed to spend our kids' spring break in Portugal. Then a little thing called Covid happened, we canceled our trip out of an abundance of caution, and the world went to hell for a long, long time. 

Three years later we are finally set to take our Portuguese holiday. We'll spend 12 glorious and much needed June days in continental Europe's westernmost nation, split across Porto (4 days), Peniche (3 days), and Lisbon (5 days). The Airbnb's are booked, the rental car is reserved, and I've marked my tour books with all of the must-see sites both in and around our three home bases and during our journeys in between. 

Here's my question for anyone who's been to Portugal — what are your best tips? 

  • Off-the-beaten-path sites? 
  • Restaurant and bar recommendation? 
  • Tours, wine and otherwise?
  • Anything else?

Thanks in advance for playing tour guide for me. I'll reward you with pictures and stories upon my return.

Here's what I read this past week that you should read, too.

Unionizing a Craft Brewery Shouldn't Be This Hard — via Dave Infante writing at VinePair

The Coordinated Attack on Trans Rights — via In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

Society For Human Resources Leader Brags about Outsourcing — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas

Can We Talk About Tipping? — via Beervana

Employee Handbooks: The Most Critical Legal Document in HR — via Brewer Magazine

Former Twitter executives sue company to recover over $1 million in legal fees — via CNN Business

Union Organizing: Trends & Tactics — via California Employment Law

Mass Wage Theft at Kroger's — via More Perfect Union

Impromptu Labor Law Issue Spotter as Rutgers Law Goes on Strike — via Above the Law

Should managers ever push back when employees call in sick? — via Ask a Manager