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Old 17.06.2009, 23:25
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Public transport to France

Hi, I'm an American permanently relocated in France. I am having trouble finding work in France but I'm working on a businesses degree online. My French skills are medium, I can communicate but I'm not a great conversationalist. I have a very hard time understanding people who don't speak clearly.

I have been looking for transportation to get from the Annecy area to Geneva. I train for commuters would be nice but I don't see any thing affordable or regularly scheduled. I have a valid drivers license from the US! and we own a car but I have out stayed my international permit. I need to pay for a permit like a young French getting it for the first time. I'm just not obligated to do all the instruction hours.

I can legally drive in Switzerland, just not France. So eventually I will get checked upon reentry and the fine for me ranges from 70-750 euros.

Also, does any one know if an American with a French residence count as a French for employment?
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Old 17.06.2009, 23:42
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I need to pay for a permit like a young French getting it for the first time. I'm just not obligated to do all the instruction hours.
Yep, been there, done that.

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Does any one know if an American with a French residence count as a French for employment?
Statistically? Yes. You have to contributing a little before they'll want to "give" you something, it is understandable. As long as you are staying there legally, nationality is of no importance.

It's the Pole Emploi (Assedic/ANPE) for all the unemployment blah, blah or the CAF for aide... I'll let you google away for info.
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Old 17.06.2009, 23:56
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Thanks, I've been inscribed at the ANPE for over a year. I have to bring in my ID every few months because of some error or another. I was hired to work part time for Mark Veyrat recently. I brought in photo copies of all my documents. I was supposed to get a contract a week later but instead 5 days later the secretery called and said they changed their minds.....
so no I'm looking for Swiss work, I'm underqualified for most banking jobs, didn't finish University and am just now getting around to it at 32 years old.

I've worked as a bartender in Las Vegas for quite a while and I'm over qualified for most positions in the area but it seams they would rather higher a Russian or Portuguese women that speaks less French....

I just need to figure out a means of transport and my legal ussues of working in Geneva so I can start my search.
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