France Gives Workers Right To Disconnect; But Will They Be Able To?

As of January 1st, workers in France have the “right to disconnect”. This means they can ignore after hours emails According to the BBC, “companies with more than 50 workers will be obliged to draw up a charter of good conduct, setting out the hours when staff are not supposed to send or answer emails”.Continue reading “France Gives Workers Right To Disconnect; But Will They Be Able To?”

Vive la baguette! It’s the yeast we can hope for

Horror of horrors, Sacré Bleu, is nothing sacred? Once considered to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, the French have cut back on their consumption of the iconic baguette. I kid you not, the BBC reports that the one-time staple of French life, as stereotypical as berets and surliness, has seen better days. In fact lastContinue reading “Vive la baguette! It’s the yeast we can hope for”

French jeweler charged in shooting: a tale of two cultures

A tale of two shootings. In the first case an armed robber is causing havoc in a Florida pharmacy when he is eventually shot and killed.  One assumes the shooter will be heralded as a hero and face no charges as he or she clearly diffused a very dangerous situation in the only way possible.Continue reading “French jeweler charged in shooting: a tale of two cultures”