Ten things not to do when working in France

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Ten things not to do when working in France
Ten faux pas to avoid making in France. Photo: Shutterstock

The French workplace can be a cultural minefield for expats at times so we've put together a list that will help you avoid making those all too common office faux pas.


The late mornings, the long lunches and the canteen wine may have been just some of the great reasons that made you apply for a job in France.

But although there are certainly a lot of upsides to working here, there are also a fair amount of social pitfalls you should be aware of when it comes to the working culture.

The Local has done some research to help you avoid some of the most common faux pas that expats commit.

Ten things not to do when working in France

by Louise Nordstrom


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