Short hours, long breaks: Are French workers lazy?

Latest update : 2018-08-31

With the 35-hour working week, ample vacation time and long lunch breaks (often with wine), French people have the reputation of being lazy. However, studies show that French workers are among the most productive in the world. So why is the myth of the work-averse French employee so persistent? Join us for this month’s French Connections Plus, where we explore what it’s really like to work in France.

By Florence VILLEMINOT , Genie GODULA

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