The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is French Health Minister Xavier Bertrand. He gets the award for the following.
PARIS - The French already enjoy a 35-hour work week and generous vacation. Now the health minister wants to look into whether workers should be allowed to sleep on the job.Sure Minister, make it a law that employers furnish pillows, beds etc to workers. Workers need rest, they must get more break time. They couldn't possibly do it on break time they are already being given.
France launched plans this week to spend $9 million this year to improve public awareness about sleeping troubles. About one in three French people suffer from them, the ministry says.
Fifty-six percent of French complain that a poor night's sleep has affected their job performance, according to the ministry.
"Why not a nap at work? It can't be a taboo subject," Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said Monday. He called for further studies and said he would promote on-the-job naps if they prove useful.
For proving the nanny state is alive and well in France, Health Minister Xavier Bertrand is today's Knucklehead of the Day.
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