A Frenchman received compensation of € 50 thousand from a former employer because his job was boring
Frederic Denard, a former employee of the French perfume company Interparfums, sued his € 50 thousand euros for the fact that he was bored at work. About this writes Newsweek.
In court, Denard complained of being bored at work and having no tasks to do. He called his career in the company "a fall into hell" and explained that he always had almost nothing to do.
“Nobody worried, I will come to work at 9 or 10 in the morning,” the former employee emphasized. All he had to do was buy some materials, for example, “a couple of sheets of paper”; on this his working day ended. Sometimes he performed tasks that had nothing to do with his original duties, the newspaper writes.
Denar was ashamed to receive a salary for not doing anything. He began to suffer from depression and felt "destroyed." A colleague of Denard said in court that at some point, a former employee often began to talk about possible suicide. Denard himself said that stress from the situation led him to an attack of epilepsy at the wheel.
Once Denard decided not to come to work anymore, and in September 2014, after seven months of absence, the company fired him. Then the former employee decided to demand compensation. He went to court in 2016 and asked for a payment of € 360 thousand. According to the employer, Denard could not make the company realize how bored he was.
France is known for its laws, according to which employees are not so easy to dismiss, the newspaper notes. Employees often remain in companies, even if their responsibilities become irrelevant due to, for example, technological progress. After that, employees hope for resignation because they have almost nothing more to do in the workplace. According to the publication, now employers will have to ensure that their subordinates do not get bored.
The rooster Maurice, who won the right at the France Court to sing in the morning, died
The French rooster Maurice, who won the right to sing in court in the morning, died at the age of 6, his owner announced.
Corrine Fesseau, the owner of the rooster, said that Maurice died in early May of Coryza - an infectious disease often found in chickens, informs The Guardian.
"I found him in the hen house, I did everything I could," Fesseau said.
Maurice's owner said she waited to announce the rooster's death because the coronavirus pandemic was more important. "Covid-19 was more important than my rooster. Maurice was an emblem, a symbol of rural life and a hero," said Corinne Fesseau, who buried Maurice in her garden.
The Maurice choir became famous after a retired couple moved to the French island of Oleron and sued the owner of the rooster because Maurice was singing early in the morning and Corrine Fesseau did not silence him.
The case last year became a symbol of the misunderstandings between the rural and the urban population. Many French people in big cities are looking for the countryside for a quiet second home, but not everyone accepts the sounds and smells of these areas.
A court in France rejected in September 2019 the complaint of Corrine Fesseau's neighbors and asked them to pay Corrine damages of 1,000 euros.
How to protect yourself from coronavirus if you need to get back to work
These simple rules will help you stay healthy at your workplace during the coronavirus.
- Keep the social distance.
When you walk fast, run, ride a bicycle, it can increase to 4–20 meters.
If you keep such a distance with others, the smallest droplets of saliva that will not reach you when talking, coughing, breathing will cause another, possibly infected person. And you, in turn, do not share your own.
2. Try changing your work schedule.
Your task is to make it possible to get to work and leave it before or after rush hour. In this case, you don’t have to jostle in crowded public transport or walk along crowded streets where it is difficult to maintain distance.
Talk to your boss: maybe you will meet and shift your working hours.
3. Use less public transport
If possible, get to the place of work by your car or bike or walk. Naturally, at a safe distance from others.
And try not to use elevators. Even if the cab comes empty, you don’t know who was riding it 10 seconds before you. The virus can still remain in the air.
4. Wear a mask on the way to work
On the street, if you are absolutely healthy, and there are few people around, you can walk without it. But only if the authorities of your region do not require otherwise.
5. Wear a mask in the workplace
You need to wear it all day for your safety.
At the same time, you need to wear a mask correctly. Here's what the WHO recommends:
- Do not touch the mask with your hands after putting it on. If you still touch, wash your hands with soap or treat with an antiseptic gel.
- As soon as the mask becomes wet from breathing, replace it with a new one. Usually you have to do this every two hours.
- Only remove the mask by the mounts. In no case do not touch the part that is adjacent to the face. After this, the disposable medical mask should be immediately discarded, the reusable - sent to the wash.
6. Disinfect hands
The primary transmission route for coronaviruses is via airborne droplets. But there is a risk of contracting by the contact way: first, touch the surface on which the coronavirus donkeys, and then touch the mucous membrane of the nose, mouth, or eyes.
Therefore, it is extremely important to wash your hands regularly during a pandemic. Best of all - with warm water and soap, at least 20 seconds. If there is no access to water, you can treat your hands with an antiseptic or alcohol wipes. Make sure that the alcohol in these products was at least 70%.
Hostage-taking and armed robbery with Kalashnikov at a supermarket in France, near the border with Switzerland
Four armed men took an employee of a Leclerc supermarket hostage on Monday, a few kilometers from the Swiss border, after which they emptied the supermarket safe and fled, the French press writes.
A scene worthy of an action movie took place on Monday morning in the commune of Ferney-Voltaire (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), just a few kilometers from the Swiss border, according to the regional daily Le Dauphiné Libéré. Four criminals took a hostage on Monday, at 5.30 local time, on the accountant of the Leclerc supermarket in Ferney-Voltaire. They drove to the hypermarket, where they violently "neutralized" two guards with Kalashnikovs. According to the victims, slightly injured, the robbers were also armed with several handguns.
Threatened, the accountant then led the four robbers to the safe, which they forced her to open. The amount robbed was unknown immediately, but Le Dauphiné Libéré reveals that the four left in a black Audi and left the employee "in shock".
Police and firefighters were sent to the scene. "This is not the first time a supermarket has been robbed in the Pays de Gex. Stop attacking banks. It's easier in big stores, where there is still cash, "Ferney Mayor Daniel Raphoz told the publication.
Cash is collected here in the context of the Pays de Gex attracting a significant Swiss clientele, which uses cash. "What is certain is that the blow was meticulously prepared," said the mayor of Ferney.
The coronavirus pandemic hits the world's largest companies! Facebook employees will work from home for a long period
Good news for Facebook employees! The founder of the famous social network made an unusual announcement on Thursday, May 21. He said he would allow a considerable number of Facebook's 50,000 employees, as well as new recruits, to work from home all the time!
Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, May 21, that in the next five to 10 years, about 50% of Facebook's workforce will work remotely. The founder of the social network added that this will involve, among other things, a radical change in the way the famous Silicon Valley-based company operates.
Mark Zuckerberg explained that the process is a long one and that it will take place in a series of steps that must be followed exactly in order to be successful. The first step is "an aggressive opening of distance recruitment," first in the United States, then abroad, beyond urban centers where Facebook has offices. "I don't think it's good to limit employment to people living around offices," said the Facebook CEO.
The Facebook founder is not the first to think of such a radical measure! Also on Thursday, the head of Twitter announced that his employees could work from home indefinitely. The Canadian e-commerce company Shopify announced a similar measure later that day, as the coronavirus pandemic paved the way for unexpected changes in the organization and operation of large companies around the world.
Countries are intensely preparing to welcome their tourists. This is also the case of the French who have already arranged the first beach during the pandemic, with separate areas to respect the distance. People are sunbathing in pens on Couchant Beach.
The new beach makes the holidays completely different than you knew them. As soon as people enter the airport, they go through filters to prove that they are healthy, wear a mask, including on the plane, and on landing undergo other checks. No one assumes that a person infected with coronavirus will enter their country. And once you arrive at the hotel it is possible to find out that only one in two rooms is occupied or that the neighboring hotel is closed.
There is no need for congestion in the resort, at bars and especially on the beach, where equally drastic measures are taken.
If in Italy, on the beach, we could sit on sunbeds between plexiglass panels, in France, on Couchant beach, some kind of pens were arranged. Tourists sit in the sun on the sand, surrounded by four pairs tied with string between them. That is practically the perimeter in which they are allowed to move.
Couchant Beach is located in La Grande-Motte, a town in the south of France. It is known for its fine sand and wide beaches, with many yachts anchored ashore. One night accommodation at a 3-star hotel costs on average 490 lei, and at a 5-star hotel, 807 lei.
"People are likely to travel less abroad, and holidays at home may become commonplace. Travel must be based on mutual respect, solidarity and responsibility, ”says Andy Rutherford, founder of the UK-based travel company Fresh Eyes.