Of course, each minister and delegated minister has his cabinet and support staff. In 2013, there were 565 cabinet members and 2471 support staff, making a total of 3036 people. This costs about 26 million Euros in additional charges. Additional because some of these people are getting a salary elsewhere in the bureaucracy.
Of course, we also have regional councilors, departmental councilors and the mayor's office. But in this note we are looking only at the top State level.
This is not to say that we would like to create unemployment in France. Less highly paid politicians will probably reduce the prestige of political science schools who rival business studies schools such as the one I teach in to attract the best of French talent (just to show my personal interest).
But certainly, some of these people can work part-time and share the jobs with others. In a 28 hour week, each of these people would work 3.5 days and we could hire others for 3.5 days. More jobs, less work, more sharing. And sharing is caring, even at the top.