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Titan CEO tells off the French for being too lazy

Submitted by Karthik on 21 February, 2013 - 16:23

Unfortunately, the Titan in question isn't the desi version. Instead, we are talking about the CEO of Titan International, an American tyre company that manufactures off-road tyres under the Titan and Goodyear brands. In a letter to the French Minister of Industrial Renewal, the aforementioned CEO states that opening a factory in France is pointless as French workers only work for three hours a day.

I have visited the factory a couple of times. The French workforce gets paid high wages but works only three hours. They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three, and work for three. I told this to the French union workers to their faces. They told me that’s the French way!

Titan is going to buy a Chinese tire company or an Indian one, pay less than one Euro per hour and ship all the tires France needs. You can keep the so-called workers. Titan has no interest in the Amien North factory.

The letter is an amusing read.

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