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What would the wage be for a manager of a small office 2/3 people in Paris. Bilingual with English and French?

Prefer a foreigner compared to a local because they are usually cheaper and work harder :)
 

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It can depend a bit on the type of office - association, cabinet d'avocats, estate agency, etc. etc.

Another big factor is whether or not the office is covered by a convention collective. You can research specific sectors for conventions here: Les conventions collectives If the sector/industry is covered by a convention it doesn't matter that the specific office hasn't agreed to it.
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Thanks Bev, I can already see some socialist tendancies that I have been warned about. Is there still a 35 hour working week applicable? Or have they changed that now?
 
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Don't forget that employers' national insurance contributions are much higher than, say, in the likes of the UK...
 

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Thanks Bev, I can already see some socialist tendancies that I have been warned about. Is there still a 35 hour working week applicable? Or have they changed that now?
Sort of. Technically, there is still a 35 hour work week. However, there have been a number of changes to the original scheme that make things far more flexible. Again, these may be part of the convention collective that applies to the office.

Time worked in excess of 35 hours a week can be compensated by time off during a "slow period" in the year or paid as "overtime" - with the first 4 hours of overtime paid at a lower premium (or in some cases, no premium at all) than hours worked over the old 39 hour a week standard. Of course none of this applies to "cadres" (roughly equivalent to the "manager" class in the US).
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35 hours Law is NOT applied in most companies and the Civil service (in fact has never been applied, in Education the basis is still 39 hours). As Bev mentionned rightfully, time worked in excess of 35 hours in companies and some branches of the Civil service can be compensated but not always accumulated (statute of limitations)

Conventions collectives apply in some sectors of activity (not all), and most of them were already implemented back in 1941 (yes during Nazi invasion), then later 1946 by a nationalist Right wing government who wanted to encourage corporatism. It is also a result of several years (decades) of bargaining with unionised labour force (not all of them socialists). Finally it is recognised as international rights by ILO since 1949.
- restauration and hotellerie (catering and lodging)
- batiment (civil engineering)
- metal industries
- mining industries

Employing Foreigners is a good idea, especially if they have papers or are in the process of having them. French people are the hardest working force in Europe statistics show.
One might disagree as personal opinions and experience differ.


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- restauration and hotellerie (catering and lodging)
- batiment (civil engineering)
- metal industries
- mining industries
Just to clarify - these are not the only industries with conventions collectives. There are tons of others these days (including a convention collective that applies to paid office workers in not-for-profit associations). It can depend on your APE/NAF code. (We changed our code because one of the organizations claimed we fell under their convention based solely on our code.)
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