Lazy French prove how lazy they are by making it illegal to work after 6 p.m.
This week, France revealed its inherent fragility and ineptitude as a world dominator by passing a nice law that benefited the mental health and physical health of its people: no working after 6 p.m.
Unions and employers in France have come to a labor agreement that employees are not allowed to check their work-related emails once the work day is done. Although the country adopted the 35-hour work week in 1999, workers have complained about having to clock in at home. Under the new law – which does not have a particular time requirement – employees cannot look at their computers, phone, or anything else that has work-related content once they step out of the office. Each company must also ensure that the workers don’t feel pressure to do so. It's no wonder they needed our help during WWII.
The deal, which is legally binding, affects 250,000 employees in the tech and consultancy industries. That's a quarter-million people who could lose their job or be sued for not enjoying their lives. We guess those losers will just have to spend time with friends and loved ones, enjoy hobbies, and get some well-needed. Sounds dumb.
Meanwhile, stateside, we continue to flex our muscles and prance around like steroid-crazed faunterloys by camping out in our offices, siphoning Red Bull into our veins via a paper-clip/ printer cartridge apparatus, and proving our worth as employees by beating each other in sitting competitions. We bet we can sit here longer than you, sucker!
There is currently no law that limits the amount of hours Americans can work every week, which is clear proof that we are a nation of automated machines who exist solely to produce. Our bosses will love us long time this way!