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I was channelling nothing. I was quoting an SNCF director who came to school to present his company.

Previously, I had mentioned drivers because they only get to retire at 50.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 11:12:52 AM EST
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Then he wasn't speaking about absolute work-hours either. And you focused in on TGV drivers. It may also be that that SNCF directors' speech and reading a quote of this somewhere mixed up in your memory:

Horaire de travail: 25 heures par semaine (vive les 35 heures)

At any rate, if retiring at 50 is your main problem, I'd welcome if you would consider commuter train, freight train and regional train drivers, too...

I note for comparison that in Germany, there is no separate retirement age for locomotive drivers, but less than 5% reach the official retirement age, most go out after failing medical checks 20-30 years into service. That's quite comparable to the French limit of 50.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 11:37:46 AM EST
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