Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Can you believe it?

One of the things about holidays and work in France: if a holiday falls on a day you don't work anyway, you still get to take the holiday, at some later date, at your leisure!
I mean, really. It's not fair for a day off to fall on a day off. You can't relax twice as much that day. It's not fair to look at your neighbor and see he's having a delicious day off when he should have been slaving away, and here you are having, sure, a day off, but you would have had the day in any case. It's just not the same.
So the law says your employer has to give you a working day off later.
14 years and this never ceases to amaze me.


Tabor said...

And we make fun of the French!

Barry said...

Now that's how civilization is meant to work!

Argent said...

A most civilised arrangement I'd say!