France: Stress and worker suicides mean the future’s not bright at Orange

At his home in a smart neighbourhood on the outskirts of Marseille, Michel liked to proudly display his scores of trophies from marathons from New York to Paris. “You need a certain spirit and mental focus for long-distance running,” said his sister Christine.Michel, 51, was a perfectionist with a healthy lifestyle and a distrust of prescription drugs. He had two passions in life: sport and his senior job with the French mobile and internet giant Orange. But at his desk, Michel was living a private hell that made a mockery of the company slogan “The future’s bright, the future’s Orange.”To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/18/france-telecom-suicides-orange-bullying

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