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US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day 1313

First time accepted submitter M3.14 writes "In a letter addressed to French Industrial Renewal Minister, Maurice Taylor, chief executive of Titan, writes (French article with English letter) that it would be stupid to buy any factory in France since workers don't really work full time. He'd rather buy cheap factories in India and China instead and import tires back to France. He writes, 'They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three. I told this to the French union workers to their faces. They told me that's the French way!'"
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US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

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  • by hargrand ( 1301911 ) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @01:57AM (#42963323)

    It's France... they talk to enjoy the sound of their language.

  • by dcollins ( 135727 ) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @02:32AM (#42963583) Homepage

    Watching FOX News does not count as an "endless stream of evidence" on this issue, any more than it does for global warming or Mitt Romney winning in a landslide.

  • by buybuydandavis ( 644487 ) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @05:06AM (#42964497)

    Now go away or i shall taunt you a second time!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 21, 2013 @05:17AM (#42964565)

    "please, fox just lies, ...."
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  • by Stuarticus ( 1205322 ) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @05:26AM (#42964623)

    society doesn't exist, only people

    That's borderline sociopathy. It's also a Margaret Thatcher misquote. I would say you're quite welcome to leave society, unfortunately given that it's presence is inescapable you wouldn't be able to. Of course you could be blasted into space alone, but that would mean society paying to do that for you, and of course a rugged Randian individualist like yourself would doubtless find that unconscionable.

  • by AVee ( 557523 ) <slashdot@avee. o r g> on Thursday February 21, 2013 @06:56AM (#42965003) Homepage
    The USA is no more democratic than the USSR was communist.

  • by Guppy06 ( 410832 ) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:30AM (#42966529)

    People who have the power to both order and return 30m in equipment don't write like 14 year olds

    You're adorable.

Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.