A French law mandated work-life balance, an American struggled to adapt. : Planet Money : NPR

2022-06-16 00:37:49 By : Mr. Mr Long

For millions of Americans, working through lunch is the norm. Our sad desk salads and Tupperware containers filled with premade meals are as much a part of the work day as checking our emails or clocking in.

But what if it didn't have to be this way? What if this particular brand of work-life imbalance was not only frowned upon, but forbidden by law?

Join us this week as we follow one American's journey to a foreign country with an even more foreign work culture: France.

This episode was made in collaboration with the Rough Translation podcast.

Music: Doo Doop, French Polish, and Gourmet of Love.

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