Find the perfect Absolument Débordée stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Download premium images you can’t get anywhere else. has been dubbed the “Bridget Jones” of the French public service after she released “Absolument Debordee” (Absolutely Snowed Under) in March this year. Aurelie Boullet, a civil servant that works in the Aquitaine Regional council and wrote a book entitled ‘Absolument débordée!’ (Absolutely overburdened!) under.

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I am a little cog in an aboslument universe,” she wrote. After eight years studying deborder France’s top administrative schools, Miss Shepard was taken on as a high-grade civil servant in French local government. French civil servant lifts lid on five-hours-a-week culture A French civil servant who lifted the lid on the wastefulness of the country’s state sector in a book describing a “five-hours-a-week” culture where people competed to take the longest coffee breaks has been suspended.

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On Thursday its disciplinary committee decided to ban her from holding a civil service job for two years — one step short of a dismissal. The book is a godsend for President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has launched a concerted drive to slash national and local government spending, which accounts for 56 per cent of France’s total budget — the third highest ratio in Europe.

By Henry Samuel in Paris. I accepted the sad reality: But when you denounce this waste you lose your job,” she said.

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The project will also create wider possibilities for co-operation and joint development. The impact and efficiency of the international processes will become measurable.


There is an enormous amount of waste. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip deboordee navigation. The year-old said that 90 per cent of what she wrote was based on fact, but she was careful to change names to ones like “Coconne” Dumboor Simplet Dopey.

Ammattiopisto Luovi is the coordinator of the project. However, her colleagues at the Aquitaine Regional Council in southwest France, clearly recognised themselves — lending weight to her claims that little of what she wrote was exaggerated — and she was unmasked. Thus the impact of the activities is not easily to be shown.

At individual level the skills and competence of the trained Peer Reviewers will increase.

Miss Shepard had been working at Aquitaine’s International and European Affairs Delegation, which employs 30 people to do, she claims, little more than twiddle their thumbs.

The secondary target group is the management of the college. At organizational level the quality of internationalization and international processes in the participating organization will improve.

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However the international deborcee are not always written in the strategies in all the participating countries. One and a half hours later, she had completed the task.

The best way to transfer money overseas. The Peer Review method will be used to develop the quality of VET and to revise the profession of teaching by developing new skills and competences including quality and international aspect. Students with vocational qualifications are expected to have international competences. But she remained defiant. More from the web.


Quality management can be actively developed in collaboration with national and international partners. Besides, two nationwide organizations from France and Italy and partners from Czech Republic and Estonia take part in the project. Besides training the project produces guidelines to carry out a Peer Review and designs and pilots criteria and indicators for chosen quality areas in the field of international activities.

Student and staff mobilities as well as development projects are ways to carry out internationality. Each partner will choose two to three persons to be trained as Peers. She said she was raring to put her knowledge to public use but soon realised her remit was to do as little as possible in the greatest amount of time.

Some people never turned up to work, occupying “fictitious posts” and pocketing the wages, she claimed. Thursday 27 December But her book sparked fury from the Socialist-run Regional Council, which said it put “the entire credibility and honour of the region at stake”. The Peer Review method will be introduced and the once piloted quality areas will be revised in order to create a truly European Peer Review system to evaluate and assess internationalization and international activities and their effectiveness and impact in VET organizations.

The quality managers or persons in charge of the quality issues are also targeted with the project.