Apr 14, 2009

French Layoffs, Part II: Don't Expect Much Sympathy If You're Boss-Napped

In my earlier post on French workers kidnapping their bosses, I pointed out that the tactic seems to be working: Recent boss-napping incidents have resulted in renewed negotiations between labor and management, which is often what the workers say they want. A new poll shows that boss-napping is not only effective, it's also got popular support. According to a post in Charles Bremner's blog at the Times Online (UK), a recent survey by the Parisien shows that 45% of the French think it's acceptable to kidnap the boss. (Note: Slightly more -- 50% -- say they don't approve of the tactic.)