PARIS - The French already enjoy a 35-hour work week and generous vacation. Now the health minister wants to look into whether workers should be allowed to sleep on the job.
Why not a nap at work? It can't be a taboo subject," Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said Monday. He called for further studies and said he would promote on-the-job naps if they prove useful."
And, like most of Western Europe, the French also enjoy universal health care and six to eight weeks of vacation a year. But, you know, the rightwingers here mock them and call them names because of their antipathy toward Bush and his war.
In fact, they should be laughing at us for our 50 hour work weeks, two or threee lousy weeks of vacation a year, and a helter-skelter health care system where one serious uninsured illness can wipe out a middle class family's savings.
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