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Worker Seeks $414,000 in Compensation for His Boring Job

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You think that you've got it rought? Just listen to the nightmarish life of Frédéric Desnard, formerly a manager at a perfume company in France:

“I was ashamed of being paid for doing nothing,” he said.

There was simply nothing for him to do for his 4 years at the Interparfums company:

The 44-year-old said his “descent into hell” was similar to a burnout, but less interesting. […]

Desnard complained that between 2010 and 2014 he was mise en placard, or put in the cupboard by his then employer Interparfums, a French phrase that involves giving employees little or no work, or menial tasks.

He told Agence France-Presse he was relegated to doing tasks that had nothing to do with his job and deprived of his original responsibilities. This, he alleges, left him “destroyed” and with “serious depression”.

So, The Guardian reports, Desnard is seeking compensation and damages from Interparfums for approximately $414,000:

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in France, Desnard is seeking €360,000 (£282,000) in compensation and damages – including holiday pay, he says, is due.

It's the least they can do for him.

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath


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typique de la culture du travail en France!
Typical French work culture... Blame it on the boss, blame it on the government. Just move your butt and look for another job!
Ce pays est foutu!
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It's amazing how many people in the world just want a free ride in this lifetime. If they can figure out a way to sue someone or a company then they will whether the lawsuit is valid or not. Like the woman suing Starbucks for millions because her drink had too much ice in it! Gimme a break!
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