chapter  7
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Bosses: L'entreprise c'est moi

In popular circles, for those brought up on a staple diet of Marxism and Catholicism, the standard view of the patron was of a parasite, un buveur de sang. If these 'blood-suckers' happened to be successful they were labelled aigrefins (swindlers); if they had the misfortune to fail, they would be dubbed in cap abies (Weber, 1986,42).