I read today about yet another case of French workers taking their boss hostage to try and negotiate a better severance package after being laid off.
The only time I got laid off, I didn't think of taking my boss hostage to put pressure on my employer... I thought of getting a lawyer to negotiate my severance for me and hope for the best. It's insane how fast France seems to riot and take things to extremes sometimes.
I just thought about this because I couldn't help but smile and think to myself that if they'd fought the Germans this hard in WWII things would have been much different.