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The Short-time Work Contract (Forfait Jours Réduit—FJR) allows employees on the forfait jours (‘days worked contract’) working in France, to reduce their working schedule while enjoying more flexibility in managing this shorter schedule than with a conventional part-time contract. They can opt for one of two formulas: working 80% or 90% of a full-time schedule and enjoying 44 or 22 days off respectively per year. In agreement with their manager, employees can share out their days off as they wish, by day or half-day.

Employees wishing to take advantage of this scheme can talk to their manager about how to adapt their workload to this new organisation. The Short-time Work Contract is available to all: both on site and in the offices.

Find out all the details (French version):

In sum, the Short-time Work Contract is:
  1. A part-time contract made flexible through the creation of a counter for days not worked, to be used freely
  2. Matching of pay to the working schedule with maintenance of basic & supplementary pension contributions and death insurance based on a full-time salary
  3. Adjustment of workload

This approach is in line with Bouygues Construction’s ambition to promote employee investment and commitment, whatever their work organisation or schedule

Emmanuel Colpaert Director of Social Affairs – Bouygues Construction

As a committed employer, Bouygues Construction is thus seeking to offer schemes to employees that ensure a better work-life balance, throughout their careers.

Read testimonials from employees who have chosen the Short-time Work Contract:

With the FJR, I can easily organise my time between sustained call for tender phases and quieter moments of the year. Thanks to this flexibility, I work full-time when necessary and I can enjoy spending time with my kids on my days off. I am really delighted with this choice, both for the success of my position and my family balance.

Aurore Bouygues Travaux Publics

I have been won over by the FJR for over a year now. Extending the weekend by a day allows me to spend time with my family and do housework. I really appreciate the flexibility of the FJR. I think it is in line with our current ways of working and, above all, our lifestyles.

Bruno Bouygues Bâtiment France Europe

When you have a busy schedule, the FJR gives you the opportunity to spend more time with your kids, get involved with a charity or simply look after yourself. I chose the 90% FJR where I take a non-fixed day off every 2 weeks or so. It brings me greater flexibility for work/life balance with the added advantage of continued social contributions for the future.

Marlène Bouygues Energies & Services

Being close to retirement, I can slow down the pace of work, without losing out on any pension contributions - a real advantage - and I’m okay with the pay cut. I can dedicate more time to helping my parents. In terms of pace, I take one week off every 5 weeks, which is compatible with my team’s organisation and my work management. I can see only advantages with the "FJR"!

Jean-Louis Bouygues Travaux Publics

For more information, contact your HR manager.

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