I haven’t checked in for quite a while now. A lot of it has to do with my focus on finding a new job (within my company) to follow on after my project, and handling the move which would be required. I didn’t really have the option of localizing to an American contract*, so ruminating about whether or not that would have been an attractive proposition is fruitless. At any rate, back to Switzerland I went, in the heart of what a Mr. Rumsfeld called “old Europe”.*) Illinois is an “at will” state, so the locals there have no contracts. The rough equivalent there is a so-called offer letter which lays out the terms and conditions of employment without being binding for any length of time.