"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Chiding the French

I do love anybody that criticizes France.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, the leader with the most important hair in Europe, pushed through a law which says that employers don't have to give lifetime job security to job applicants under the age of 26. Seriously. For the first two years of what the French call the First Employment Contract, employers can fire you if you don't do your work satisfactorily or if they can't afford to keep paying you. Of course, if you make it past those first two years, the smothering mothering of the crapulent French Au Pair State kicks back in and you never again have to worry about getting fired. You would have to be an on-the-job rapist or serial killer to get sacked. Even using the wrong salad fork at the company bistro wouldn't do it.
France passed the law because its economic flexibility makes Dick Cheney look like a yoga master by comparison.  (National Review Online)
Hard to believe but you could start your first job and have lifetime job security?  The first year I was married I had 9 different jobs.  Talk about your lack of security.

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