saszoneusz asked: Hey! I greatly enjoy your blog, it's hillarious. On a side note, how's the (lack of) the life - work balance as MEP assistant? I understand the working's week tough, but what about weekends? And how realistic is to assume one would have time to go back home every once and then (that is at least once a month). Cheers!
Hi there !
The life-work balance depends of your MEP. Some are very demanding, even when things are calm in the Parliament, while some are not. You can perfectly have a MEP who will call his/her assistant on a Sunday to ask him/her something or request a note on a subject for the next day. And you have an important dossier on the next week, you can perfectly have to come to the Parliament during the week-end to work. But apart from that we enjoy our weekends just like everyone else :)
About the frequency of trips back home, it depends of where you come from. It is easy to go back home once a month if you’re from France or the Netherlands, but it’s another thing if you’re from Greece or Latvia.
Hope I answered your question !