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|02-26-2013 04:32 PM|
|02-25-2013 06:50 AM|
|02-25-2013 04:57 AM|
Not only is the French workday less productive, but it is also very difficult to fire a worker.
Letter from Paris: 4 simple rules for firing an employee in France
- Prove you REALLY can't afford their employment (including that you can't reassign them either)
- Prove they did something REALLY bad (in court)
- Pay the employee to vamoose (lawyer's fees, on top of months of pay, including severance and job training)
- "Job Bank" them - Some managers with problem employees simply "put them in the cupboard," as the French saying goes, which usually means moving them out of the way and leaving them alone in hopes that they eventually quit.
This guy outlines how he tried to fire someone at his French company who was physically incapable of performing the job (the guy had a stroke). As he couldn't let the position remain open, he hired a replacement (the stroke guy was their system admin). Then the fun started. ...
|02-24-2013 09:57 PM|
|02-23-2013 07:57 PM|
|02-23-2013 07:00 PM|
|02-23-2013 04:28 PM|
Basically he just driveled shit out of mouth, cause he had no intention of buying any plant anywhere unless it was in a third world country.
|02-22-2013 01:11 PM|
As someone who has worked in France for a good few months while I disagree with the 3 hour bit the people I worked with probably put in 5.6-6 hours a day. I would think that a line worker would actually by necessity put in more than someone behind a desk as they can't stop production every time they wanted to take a break.
It seemed like every 30 to 45 minutes they had to stop to take a cafe or fumee break. When you're only working 7 hours per day when you tack on atleast five or six 15 minute breaks you actually work a lot less.
|02-22-2013 11:59 AM|
|Tony_Danza||Wow, France is more hard working than those slothfull germans who averaged 1406 hours according to the same data set. It looks like the us needs to take some guidance from the industrious Greeks who averaged 2038 hours per worker.|
|02-22-2013 10:53 AM|
CNN agrees..... The french are lazy! Of course I expect all of the left-leaning posters on this forum to notify us that's because CNN is a right-wing rag
Are the French really that lazy?
A U.S. manufacturing executive ignited a firestorm after calling the French economy uncompetitive due to its unproductive labor force. He has a point.
|02-21-2013 10:52 PM|
|02-21-2013 07:43 PM|
But even so we have seen with employer enforcement Americans lining up up for jobs previously held by illegals by the hundreds.
The problem ain't low wages, it's illegals distorting the labor market.
|02-21-2013 07:46 AM|
|02-21-2013 04:53 AM|
In general they're a more laid back society. There is no way they'd compete with other countries head to head because .. they just don't work enough to compete.
Wow.. 37.5 vacation days a year.. That's what.. virtually 2 months of vacation per year? Wow...
|02-20-2013 10:26 PM|
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