Office Français by Adam | Apr 22, 2011 | 52 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 52 Comments BoB on April 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm That last one doesnt work for mimes. I only just started reading Bug a few days ago and you have the best one by far. Also, I am sad I dont read French. Reply Frenchy on April 22, 2011 at 2:25 am Quick French lesson: Zut Alors: Darn! C'est la vie!: That's life! Merde: The very hard to pronounce French word for "Shit!" Ennui: Boredom or monotony Reply dofain on April 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm If only it was true XD Reply Rhea on April 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm Have long admired the strip but wanted to say that I always enjoy the hands on the various Bugs– in a few lines you make them so expressive. Panel 4 is a great example. Office life in France would be a breeze… and you get the whole month of August off! Reply williamkattwilliams on April 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm sacre bleu! god made french people to ensure 'murcan webcomics don't use any performance enhancing drugs. Reply MMM on April 21, 2011 at 6:59 pm Wine, understanding, and sleep, hum, I am moving my cubicle to France. Reply Jep on April 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm In 'Sicko' French people said that they get like five weeks of paid vacation I think. Reply Geoffrey on April 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm Yes we do get 5 weeks of paid vacations per year in private companies (sometimes a bit more), and a lot more for people working in the public administration nice comic btw Reply Tristan on June 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm Errrr, not exactly true, you also get 5 weeks of paid vacation in public employement. The only execption are teachers, since there is not much to do when there is no one around to teach. And let’s not even get into RTTs, it is probably too out of this world. A few other benefits of France is virtually free health and education (free from pre- to high-school, tuition for college is something qround $200 a year and yes, this is two hundred, not a typo). Oh, and the tax form takes exactly 15 minutes to fill out. The cons are all-nuclear energy, président Sarkosy, Mickaël Vendetta, a growing public deficit, a derelict self-conflicting left-wing, and that old hag of a neighbour I had to suffer for years. Reply DougM on May 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm I hope you see the irony of your statements and are being snarky. “Free” health and education. “Cheap” college… Growing debt/deficit. Bankruptcy. And, now the Francies elect a socialist President to make it all better?! Achtung! Die fuhrer ist neigh! Reply Thomas (German, btw) on April 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm @Jep, that'll so in many european states. 5-6 weeks of vacation. That's why you see Germans travelling so much. Too(?) much time! All thanks to workers unions that aren't just bullies like in the U.S. but actually get something done for us. Reply Gwalchgwn on April 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm Actually, in most works (research works at least) you get 2 weeks each year which you can accumulate, so after 3 years you have a vacation of 6 weeks Reply RIK on May 23, 2015 at 7:11 am I’m not sure what you mean, but here in Germany, the law says that for a full time job, you get a minimum of 24 paid vacation days every year. Reply Raven on April 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm Doesn't France have 10 hour work days with 3 day weekends? Reply Geoffrey on April 22, 2011 at 9:46 pm most people (like, those in offices) do 8 hours per day, 5 days per week Reply MMM on April 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm with lunch hour it works out to 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. Reply Armoless on April 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm The bug in panel four is perfect! I love the arms and hands. So full of woah.. Awesome Strip graphically and humorly! 😛 Reply Smølfen on April 21, 2011 at 10:17 pm If that was true i move to france and come down with ennui each day, getting money for st aying at home Reply Michael on April 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm I love how lady bug spreads her pinkie in panel 2. Thanks for your great comic, Adam. The day I read it first it instantly became one of my favorites. May you and we enjoy a lot more successful, "buggy" years Reply Isabelle on April 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm … don't forget every P.A. works naked plus we have fois gras and champagne at lunch time and a foot massage every friday! Reply Silrog on April 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm Nice one Adam. I would love to see more strips about nations' habits. Reply Rafaela on April 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm Me too! I'd love to see bug become international… Reply Mandy on April 22, 2011 at 4:43 am I concur!! Next week – International Bug Week!! Reply Trillon (French Guy) on April 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm unbelievable knowledge of french insults. If only we had chardonnay or "un petit bordeau" at work. Why do I love those strips ? Reply Gwalchgwn on April 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm I'm afraid you are liable to the paris syndrome mate O.o Reply David on April 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm "Don't get your croissants in a twist", I love that line! Reply Regency&co on April 22, 2011 at 12:58 am Je ne vois absolument pas ce qu'il y a de drôle, c'est exactement comme ça ici. Reply frigdal on April 22, 2011 at 1:04 am Nonononono!!! you're wrong!!!!! srsly how could you let that go we don't have wine in water coolers here, we got champagne!!! plz, at least ask people about that kind of thing before. Awesome comic though. keep going ^^ Reply Greyman1995 on April 22, 2011 at 1:50 am Is it just me, or does anyone else want a croissant. Great comic today Reply StepDad on April 22, 2011 at 3:29 am In Panel 2, the dispenser has two spigots. In the US, one is hot, one is cold. I'm trying to figure out what they would be in France. Certainly not "chaud" for a wine-cooler. Holy Carp! I just realized that's a "wine-cooler". EXCELLENT Work Adam! Reply Calvin K on April 22, 2011 at 3:59 am Bug est probablement la meilleure bande dessinée que j'ai jamais lu. Votre maîtrise de la France me stupéfie, Adam, et je ne suis même pas français. Reply Adam on April 22, 2011 at 6:41 am Merci! Reply Nq on October 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm Monsieur Huber, vous parlez français? Bien… Très bien. Je l’ai étudié pour 6 ans et aujourd’hui je ne me rappelle trop, mais ce n’est pas trop peu que je ne puisse pas parler avec toi cette façon maintenant… Reply Karine76 on April 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm Je suis québécoise et aussi tout à fait d’accord, MDR Reply Darrell on April 22, 2011 at 4:11 am Love da bugs. Reply Danahel on April 22, 2011 at 4:17 am LOL If only… If only… I'm french, and I'm thinking about moving to america… I hope there is not THIS much of difference Reply Tristan on June 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm Oh yes there is my dear. I don’t want to sound too cliché, but the hardest difference to adjust to is food. And one very curious thing is, for a nation with such love for sugar in general to offer such a poor choice in sweets and pastries is unbelievable. Here, the chocolate section of a supermarket consists of three shelves when in France it is an entire aisle. Appart from that it is really easy to adjust to the american way of life. Oh, another important thing to know is that 99.7% of americans are NOT uncultured red-necks. Reply Karine76 on April 22, 2011 at 6:06 am zut, il me semble voir plus d'un log in. Je disais donc que je suis québécoise et suis tout à fait d'accord, MDR. Reply Müller on April 22, 2011 at 6:29 am Live, she is meaningless. My work, he's boring. And she (my car) is broken. Mais, c'est la vie. Reply NeonF1sh on April 22, 2011 at 7:22 am If working in an office was really like that, I wouldn't mind getting a white-collar job in France :3 Reply MrSnow on April 22, 2011 at 7:45 am hahahahaha the last panel is a killer! nice finish for yet another great strip Reply mongoose998 on April 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm C'est, uh, Qu'est-c'on Dit… beautiful… Reply MILLIPEDE on April 23, 2011 at 2:12 am such is life…. Ima try that on my boss Reply PenFactory on April 23, 2011 at 7:19 am Very good, oui! I had no trouble understanding the strip, being gifted with two languages. Despite that, I'm pretty sure most readers got the punchlines alright, because the humor is quite clear and well-worded. Another great day in the life of Bug! Reply Frühlingsrolle on April 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm Oh man… you need a facbookpage! I'd like to like your comics Reply Mike on April 24, 2011 at 7:28 am Merveilleux! Merci! Reply Threstle on April 26, 2011 at 5:27 am Si seulement c'était la réalité ^^ Reply Heste Hest on April 28, 2011 at 7:12 am “Life…she is meaningless” my favorite Bug quote of all time. You are in great form these days. Reply Momo on May 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm haha i showed my french teacher this and she printed it and put it on the wall Reply Adam on May 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm That’s awesome! Reply Kim on September 1, 2011 at 5:42 am Awesome! Can you assume what it’s like to work in an office in Australia next? 😀 Reply Frenchie on February 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm A friggin coincidence! I’m on a school trip to Paris, and we’re leaving …. But they have delicious food, and the fries at McDonalds taste better :3 Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.