Jobless and Poorer
Tommorrow's the big day. I have an appointment with administration to determine whether I am still eligible for the chomage (unemployment benefits paid by the government). Two years ago this wouldn't have been a problem but with new Sarkozy/Rafferin style government trying to balance the budget tommorrow may find me both jobless and poorer.
Finding a job in France or any other European country is hard enough for a citizen but for a resident who doesn't speak the language fluently and is middleaged it's impossible outside of knowing someone or working illegally.
The 'knowing someone' I'm working on but it takes time. Working illegally is not an option as I would like to continue living in the country.
If you find yourself with some extra cash and would like to help out I wouldn't refuse.