Finding a job is a difficult task in this pandemic-hit world. Do you believe that you can be compensated for being bored at work?
After being given $45,000 because his previous job reportedly made him out of his mind, Frédéric Desnard became the envy of jittery workers around the world.
According to France TV, Paris’ impossible severance package was the first “bored-out” in French history.
According to Desnard, who worked as a manager at Paris-based perfume maker Interperfums until 2014, her “very dull” $80,000-a-year job was “getting down to hell.”
The bored-stiff worker said that after losing a major client, he was confined to working hard responsibilities for four years, which left him “depressed, destroyed and embarrassed”.
Desnard’s lawyers argued in court that his mundane work life caused him to have an epileptic seizure while driving, and doctors confirmed his self-diagnosis.
Before being sacked by the cosmetics company in 2014, Desnard took six months off work on sick leave because of his supposedly failing mental state.
According to the BBC, he previously sued Interparfum for approximately $600,000 on grounds of harassment and unjust dismissal in an attempt to obtain compensation for his on-the-job misery.
Despite the fact that Desnard never received the above amount, the worker’s tribunal recently concluded that his monotonous responsibilities had “buried out” him, aka had been hit professionally by boredom.
According to the Telegraph, illness is the polar opposite of “burnout,” in which an employee overworks until a mental breakdown occurs.
According to Interparfum’s lawyers, Desnard “never expressed anything about being bored during the four-year period.”
Desnard isn’t the first to be accused of a bore-out.
According to boredom expert Dr. Sandy Mann, the strange disease affects up to a third of French workers and is becoming a growing problem in offices around the world.
(with inputs from agencies)