I am working full time in a job (CDI) and my boss is very exploitative (working free overtime, no meal breaks etc). I have tried to complain to him (no avail), the government authorities ('not my problem'), Pole Emploi (cannot help) so I am left with the option to get the sack or leave. If I leave, I cannot apply for chomage (despite being exploited), I have checked with Pole Emploi, (it is a judicial process, this is going to cost $$-another story). So I am wanting to know if I leave, get a CDD job and when that expires, apply for chomage. Anyone else had the same experience. I know the bosses in France are exploitative and they know they can get away with it (weak laws in France to protect workers).