Living in Honduras

 

 

Considered as one of the places in the face of the Earth which has a biodiverse ecology due to the several species of plants and animals, Honduras has a rain forest that was considered by UNESCO a world heritage.

Honduras' economy lives on its sugar, banana, shrimp, textile and wood industries where most employment opportunities may be found. On top of that, the country is opening up to English teachers from abroad. Most Honduran workers are unskilled, making the entry of foreigners offering significant expertise most welcome at this time. The country's clothing export industry is also a huge income source for the country and controls a good portion of the local job market.

Hondurans can be warm and friendly at work, but this does not mean they are not serious with what they do. They can also be very casual and punctuality may not be a big issue. Meetings start off formally and gradually ease into more casual dealings. But basic business etiquette in Honduras calls for politeness, no matter how comfortable the discussion becomes.

"One thing to remember is that locals consider themselves Caribbean over Latin American, and will refer to themselves as Roataneans rather than Hondurans. They speak English and do not like the affiliation with the mainland of Honduras, as well as all the associated violence and crime over there." - Rika, Expat in Honduras

Normal working hours run at eight per day and no one may be required to work more than 44 hours per work week. According to Honduran law, workers should enjoy 10 days of paid vacation after one year of service and 20 days after four years. This is rarely followed, however, because of the high demand for jobs. But it helps that cost of living is significantly lower than that in other Central American countries and is even said to be one of the most affordable around the world. 

 

 

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