From SLOVAKIA about EASTERN vs WESTERN EUROPE

Cultural difference, which I have experienced, was for instance between Eastern and Western part of the Europe. Not only in the personal, but also work life. Particularly, the work life, which I experienced during various job rotation. For Eastern countries, hospitality and gratitude is much more common (of course it also depends on individuals and my intent is not to generalize anything, but this was my impression). And more eastern you go, the people used to be more open. Let me give you an example: Ordinary workplace with offices and several colleagues. Usually, when someone new arrives to this environment, or leaves the work, or when someone celebrates his/her birthday, the “expected” thing is that he/she invites people for drinks or snacks. And further you go to the east the bigger measures it can have. Like for example in Ukraine, where colleagues have quite big dinner with party afterwards. This, I did not experienced in the Western Europe.”