In catering or transportation, bother with hanging hours

“A crazy life”, Matthew * in short, has been cooking for six years in a restaurant on a huge seaside resort in the south of France. Seven month contract “From pre-season to last sweep in October”Seven days a week from June to August, “Working 80 hours a week, obviously in” black, “but it doubles the pay, He describes.

Covid will be a revelation for him. “I was 30 years old when I met someone. A The pace of her work is inconsistent with life as a couple. He is thinking of opening his own restaurant, “Get more freedom”But the health crisis has put an end to his projects.

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Closing the kitchen, he became a technical manager at a vacation residence. Also a seasonal work. “Five days a week, and I come home every night. Even if it pays less, I’ve rediscovered life and I’m happy. “ He said. Like him, many have abandoned the hotel and catering industry, with 300,000 people missing in a sector that was discussing working conditions on Tuesday, May 31st, employers say they are ready to compromise on weekend work. .

A number of Parisian restaurant owners have described the efforts that job seekers need to make to adapt to the times. “Some people explain to me that they only want to work during the day or they refuse to take breaks in servicesHe said. Due to the lack of applications, I have to adjust the schedule and hurry, even if it means only a part-time contract is offered. A

“In the factory, I discovered RTT”

“Covid may have allowed someone to question their place of work in life, but I haven’t seen a study on that yet.” Jean-Yves Boulin, a professor at Paris-Dauphine. One of the notes for this part of this expert during work “Triviality” Ordinary time, especially since the laws that facilitate Sunday and night work. “Sundays, in particular, are a time of family reunion and socializing: even if there is a day of compensation, it’s within weeks, and we don’t make up for lost time with family or friends.” Warns sociologist.

For Cédric Nicolay, a waiter and bartender for seventeen years, the trigger would be the day he had to sign a house purchase agreement and go with his wife for an ultrasound. “I started at 11 in the morning and finished at 3 or 4, an hour and a half to go homeHe said. That day, my boss didn’t want me to end my day: it ended so badly. A So he said goodbye “Exciting work” And found a job at 2 × 8 in the factory. “I Discovered RTT, Profit Sharing and Participation, Christmas Gifts for Children Offered by CSE”, List one who, if he can start at 5 in the morning, knows that he will see his children when they leave school.

This labor shortage is far from just affecting the restaurant industry. Thus in the hospital, many caretakers are reluctant to work at night, preferring to work generously in the evening, very early in the morning, every other weekend, and during the day. Airports require security guards or stopover personnel to work on weekends or at stagnation, or the same thing for swimming pools to open later in the evening.

“Young people want 35 hours and take part in educating their children”

“In addition to wages, working conditions are the main reason for the shortage of truck drivers in France.”Stanislas assures Bug, Secretary-General of CGT-Transportation in Charente-Maritime, that he has seen some of its members leaving their jobs “To be a forklift driver or storekeeper in a supermarket”.

He also describes “60-hour week”Including the day “Up to three” And poor working conditions. Since the first thing you need to do in the morning is to stay in the warehouse, you often spend the night in front of it, without a shower or toilet. All this for only € 11 per hour … ” If the profession estimates a shortage of 50,000 drivers in France, Stanislas Bug is not too optimistic about his mobility. “Our management officers are old-fashioned representations with the men who leave the week and the women who take care of the house, He is explaining. Young people no longer accept this: they want 35 hours, like their peers who work and participate in the education of their children. A


Problems with temporary work at the hospital

On Monday, May 30, France warned of a shortage of 1,400 nurses on the Inter, Martin Hirsch, boss of the Public Assistance-Hospital (AP-HP) in Paris, questioned the widespread use of temporary staff. A habit that has become increasingly common over the last ten years, which can reach “Up to 80% or even 90% for certain services” And that which weakens the pursuit of care, According to Jean-Franসois Sibien, president of Aveni Hospice. In question for the unions, is the interim financial attraction and working conditions, which have worsened in the hospital.

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