Think The French Are Lazy? Au Contraire
Jeb Bush's "French workweek" jab at Marco Rubio was panned in France, and for good reason.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | October 30, 2015
So this didn't go over well in France: "I mean, literally, the Senate — what is it, like a French workweek? You get, like, three days where you have to show up?" Jeb Bush asked during CNBC’s GOP debate.
The French workweek is not just three days. Officially, it's 35 hours, which means if an employee's working an eight-hour day, he or she is then working closer to four days a week.
But that doesn't factor in overtime. According to Eurostat, French workers are actually putting in closer to 40.5 hours a week. For some perspective, that's just an hour less than the European average.