Employees at Just One Paris Hospital Are Owed 2 Million Vacation Days

Yikes! from the Atlantic Wire!

(…) The French government is currently in negotiation with unions to keep hospitals open and in the midst of economic downturn French society is debating the merits of the 35-hour work week, now in its 12th year. But that isn’t stopping President Nicolas Sarkozy, who campaigned on too much vacation time in 2007, from attacking it. “I tell you this because it is a pure fact: lowering the retirement age to 60 and the 35-hour work week were serious mistakes that we are still paying heavily for.”