Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The laziest people ever!
I was curious about what the dirty French were protesting about today so I finally read a little about their latest problem.
The French government has floated a proposal that would allow employers to fire workers under the age of 26 without cause during their first two years on the job. The government believes that the greater flexibility will encourage employers to hire young workers (who currently face a 22-percent unemployment rate - the highest in Western Europe).
Sounds good right?
Not to the lazy French.
"We are here for our children. We are very worried about what will happento them," said Philippe Decrulle, an Air France flight attendant. "My son is 23 and he has no job. That is normal inFrance."
Weclome to France, the only place on earth where a million people take to the streets in order to stay unemployed.
Maybe they need a guest worker program?