Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Well, I signed a proposition with the company where I did my internship, but our deal has not been finalized as I haven't signed any contract yet.

Anyway, it means:
- I finally found a job after 3 years in France
- I have to continue doing the carpooling as I didn't have enough luck to find anything close to my city
- after 6 months of internship, I still need to go through 3 months probation period and this probation could be renewed for another 3 months
- I will have to perform well during these 3 months else facing the consequence of losing the job (and yes it has happened to some people)
- I have started building a nice relationship with my coworkers

Just hope everything goes well during these first 3 months of my career life in France!


  1. Congratulation BE !

  2. coucou! FELICITATIONS!!! I'm so thrilled for you! Now i'm even more excited and hoping that i will get an internship in france next summer!!!

    And also, apologies for not being able to meet up with you when i was in Nantes but we had so little time there and most of our time were spent at a wedding!

    Are you coming back for cny next year? encore felicitations!! bisous

  3. Anonymous11:28 PM

    Maybe u should only do 1.5 months of trial period in your company, check out this link:

  4. Hi there! I've been reading your blog sporadically for some months now and always find it well-written, funny, touching, and energetic.

    I thought I would take the time to let you know today because I admire
    what you've accomplished with your life and your blog and was racking my brain last night for a reference for another young woman, Stephanie, at:

    French Papers at http://frenchpapers.blogspot.com/

    that I was sure I read about in your blog from way back in November 2006. I started rereading your blog last night at came upon a reference to the ANPE.

    I wanted to encourage Stephanie to investigate the possibility of being able to study French and receive a monthly stipend. You have done and shared so much good research, I would like to know if you would check in on her at her blog and give her some encouragement. It would be very kind of you, if you have time and would be willing.

    If you are aware of what she should be looking for exactly, it would be wonderful if you could bring it up. I absolutely know that I read about an immigrant taking French courses and receiving $650 euros per month. I also thought it was mentioned in From My French Window, which is now From My Swiss Window (and was impossible for me to bring up last night! It crashed my laptop!).

    In any event, congratulations on your lovely blog and your life and accomplishments in France. I hope to join you on that side of the Atlantic in the near future. Stop by and see me some time. I linked your blog to mine today because I find it very refreshing and very interesting.