The Spanish government has parted ways with siesta! You know the tradition for Spanish workers to work from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., party till 4:30 p.m., and then go back to the office till around 7. The new law, designed to help Spaniards balance jobs and families, makes sure government ministries close no later than 6 p.m. These days taking a siesta is hard because most have to travel far to get to work.
Also new anti-smoking laws are making smoking forbidden at work, and public and private buildings, like shops, schools, hospitals, buses and trains. Employees smoking on the job now have to go outside and make up lost work time.