The Meaning of Work: Q&A with Valérie Couteron

Source: Roads & Kingdoms

In November of last year, a pregnant young woman working as a supermarket cashier in northern France was suffering from extreme pain in her stomach. She asked for a break but was ignored by her supervisors. As the pain grew worse, even her customers were worried. When she told these customers to checkout at a different register, she was told by management to stay seated, as this wasn’t her break time. In tears, she noticed blood on her chair. She had had a miscarriage.

The incident created a national wave of indignation. On his Facebook page, presidential candidate Manuel ...

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