According to an article by Gabriele Parussini in today's Wall Street Journal: "The chief executive of a U.S. company that had considered buying a tire factory in northern France delivered a blistering critique of French work habits, writing to France’s industry minister that he would be “stupid” to operate in a country where workers get high wages for little actual work. Maurice Taylor, the CEO of Titan [...]"
I do not doubt that there are plenty of hard-working people in France, but the story is telling. It makes me think of the work habits of those who think they are entitled to a job, a vacation, medical care, etc. Why work hard if one is entitled to all these benefits?