Americans basically live by four simple rules:
1) Work hard.
2) Word harder.
3) No, seriously, get back to work — you're supposed to die at that desk.
4) Never pay full price for a late pizza.
But au contraire say our European neighbors — that is not their secret recipe for kicking a$$ at life at all!
The French in particular are soooo concerned with, well, overworking the workers that they capped their work weeks at 35 hours way back in 1999!
Greedy bourgeois pigs have found ways around that law, though! They might send employees home on time, but they've also started forcing them to monitor their e-mail accounts and smartphones outside of the office! Wait, doesn't that mean they're working more than 35 hours now?!
hardworking French law makers and workers' unions have engineered a solution to protect against this exploit — they've prohibited employees from sending or accessing work related e-mails after 6pm!!!
Wow! That's pretty hardcore!!!
We wonder why our American overlords haven't passed similar laws protecting our working men and women?
C'est la vie, we suppose! And back to work!
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