Some French want to reduce work week from 35 hours.
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Some French want to reduce work week from 35 hours.
Posted by mule74 on 8/22 at 12:30 pm
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Instead, advocates like her want to reduce France’s already low 35-hour work week to 32 hours, which she says would ideally force businesses to hire more workers. “It might seem very strange for an American to hear that,” says Gorson-Tanguy. “But there is no jobs for everybody, so we need to share work.”


Where does on even begging to counter such ignorance. Even without a basic grasp o economics, this is just illogical. But I hesitate to laugh because I'm sure this is about 30 years down the road for us.



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Posted by JEAUXBLEAUX on 8/22 at 12:32 pm to mule74
so we have companies cutting people to 29 and a half to beat Obamacare.

Maybe if they all didn't have 8 weeks vacation in France.



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Posted by C on 8/22 at 12:32 pm to mule74
Just tell them to pass our health care law in france. Business will be finding ways to get people less than 30hrs in a heart beat.


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Posted by wickowick on 8/22 at 12:33 pm to mule74
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“It might seem very strange for an American to hear that,”


That would be an increase from 29 hours than many Americans will soon see...



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Posted by oklahogjr on 8/22 at 12:35 pm to mule74
Americans spend 40/168 hours a week working
= 23.81% of your time every week is spend at work.
French spend 35/168 Hours a week working
20.8% of their week at work and want to spend 19.05% of their time at work.


That's not completely unreasonable.



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Posted by Chimlim on 8/22 at 12:36 pm to oklahogjr
If they are willing to accept the cut in pay, then by all means go for it.


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Posted by oklahogjr on 8/22 at 12:43 pm to Chimlim
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If they are willing to accept the cut in pay, then by all means go for it.


I would gladly. Free time is way more important to me than money. I can always get and make money if I need it, I can't get anymore time.



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Posted by JEAUXBLEAUX on 8/22 at 12:44 pm to oklahogjr
We get 2 weeks vacation and they get 8. Thats reduces the % on their part big time.

Smoking breaks?



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Posted by oklahogjr on 8/22 at 12:46 pm to JEAUXBLEAUX
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We get 2 weeks vacation and they get 8.

that's a common misconception. We don't actually get any time most companies allow it though because if they didn't turn over costs would crush them.



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Posted by notiger1997 on 8/22 at 12:46 pm to mule74
Sounds like a great idea. Maybe Obama can give them some free $$ to help make their dreams of being lazy fcks become a reality.


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Posted by JEAUXBLEAUX on 8/22 at 12:50 pm to oklahogjr
Nobody has a bigger work ethic than the Americans


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Posted by oklahogjr on 8/22 at 12:52 pm to JEAUXBLEAUX
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Nobody has a bigger work ethic than the Americans


The entire reason I work now is so I don't have to at some future point. As soon as that gets here I'm done. I have no desire to work my whole life or even most of it honestly. Work is a means to an end it shouldn't be the end goal.



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Posted by Draconian Sanctions on 8/22 at 12:55 pm to mule74
The french have it right, they aren't so career and money obsessed as we are over here. They want to enjoy their lives, more power to them.


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Posted by JEAUXBLEAUX on 8/22 at 12:56 pm to Draconian Sanctions
If I said that they would call me a Commie here.


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Posted by Draconian Sanctions on 8/22 at 12:58 pm to JEAUXBLEAUX
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If I said that they would call me a Commie here.


sounds like you're around a lot of ignorant, brainwashed people



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Posted by rintintin on 8/22 at 1:01 pm to oklahogjr
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The entire reason I work now is so I don't have to at some future point. As soon as that gets here I'm done. I have no desire to work my whole life or even most of it honestly. Work is a means to an end it shouldn't be the end goal.



I totally agree with you here.

Some people have been conditioned to think work is the ultimate goal in life. Work is simply a means to obtain resources.



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Posted by oklahogjr on 8/22 at 1:02 pm to Draconian Sanctions
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sounds like you're around a lot of ignorant, brainwashed people


I'm surprised this thread isn't just exploding with people who think we should 40hrs a week. Maybe we should reduce it here in america.



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Posted by asurob1 on 8/22 at 1:02 pm to mule74
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Where does on even begging to counter such ignorance. Even without a basic grasp o economics, this is just illogical. But I hesitate to laugh because I'm sure this is about 30 years down the road for us.



Americans work too many hours...most would welcome 30 to 35 hour work weeks.



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Posted by Stingray on 8/22 at 1:03 pm to Draconian Sanctions
Everyone has the right to work as little as they want, but you get no respect if you go to the government trying to get paid for doing less.


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Posted by asurob1 on 8/22 at 1:04 pm to oklahogjr
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I would gladly. Free time is way more important to me than money. I can always get and make money if I need it, I can't get anymore time.


This. At one point in my career I was working 7 days a week and easily putting in 70 hours a week...

...now that I don't do that shite I'm amazed at how much free time I have with a 40 hour work week...if my gig would let me go to 30 I would do it in a heartbeat.



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