I would despise living under a regime that prohibited me working if that's what I wanted to do.
Worse than that, think about a few things. Small companies that need to do "after hours changes" will now have to institute shift-work where they didn't have it before, or at least a 1:1 hour shift for those changes. At my job,. I work 40 scheduled hours, and somewhere between 1-20 hours after that just to get done what needs to be done. Not including the on-call hours when it's my week in the rotation. If this stands, my hunch is that you will see even increasing outsourcing of IT jobs to India, or other countries w/ looser work rules and lower labor costs. How will those French IT workers live "the sweet life" when they are too poor to afford their wine and cheese since they are unemployed?
Guy is a fucking moron. Thats all.
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