Paris Hospital Workers Accrued 2 Million Vacation Days

Got vacation days saved up? Not as many as the French workers, that's for sure: at one hospital in Paris, workers have accumulated over 2 million days off!

Here's the story of how a law mandating 35-hour work week backfired:

French workers get comped vacation time added to their base five weeks of annual leave if they work longer than the mandated 35-hour work week and apparently even the French can't take all of that time off in a year. Nevertheless, "By law, they must take those days off by the end of this year, but that could mean closing hospitals for months."

Just to put 2 million days into perspective, that's 5,475 years of vacation time. There's no indication of how many employees are sharing that pool of vacation time, but if it were just one, they'd just be finishing a stint of paid time off that started in B.C. 3467, that is just around the time when the Sumerians invented writing and the Sahara started turning into a desert.


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Yes, it's just one wonderful result of the socialist program to reduce the work week.

It was supposed to be creating jobs but it never did.

Instead, people work overtime and get comped and comped.

Gotta love French unions. They do nothing better than think of themselves and how they can ''take'' their employers to the cleaners.

Gotta love French leftist politicians who promise that everything will be fine even if everyone stops working so hard. The government can always just keep paying you to raise your kids and rent an apartment and pay you unemployment for years after you lose your job. No big deal.

The French government is the country's largest employer. And hospitals are, for the most part, are not private, you get the picture.
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