France Telecom worker kills himself in office car park

Almost certainly because he was driven from one tech job to another by the invading India Inc staffing companies and had to keep selling his house – a pattern Americans are all too familiar with.

“He had worked for the company for 30 years, most recently at a call centre dealing with company accounts, and was a trade union member who monitored safety and work conditions. Paramedics could do nothing to save him.

François Deschamps, of the CFE-CGC Unsa union, suggested the man had struggled with being made to frequently change jobs. “Those enforced changes meant he had to sell his house. He had written to the management on several occasions and in my understanding had no reply,” Deschamps told AFP. “I saw him two or three weeks ago. I did not feel like he was on the verge of suicide.”

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