Gimme a house!
20 days that we arrived... 20 days of inextricable administrative procedures (social security, insurance, various registration, recovery of 1, over the 6, UPS packages sent from the US 2 weeks ago, waiting at the airport for "we are not sure which" documents...). But most of all 20 days trying to find an appartement... I was kind of picky at the begining, the main criteria for me beeing close to school to avoid traffic jam. We found the perfect one, but our folder was rejected because we did not pay any taxes in 2007 in France (does not matter that I pay "golden bolw" in switzerland)... It makes us realized how life must be tought for people in a difficult situation and who are just coming out of a difficult situation. We realized how shity the french system can be! To summarize, it does not matter how much monney you earn, it does not matter that you have a CDI (permanernt contract)... If you are a young working person just starting a new job, no appartement! If you were unemployed for a while, no appartement! If you were a single mother who stop working for a couple of year, no appartement! If you are a foreigner starting a job in france, no appartement! It looks like the system is made to keep your head under the water even if you managed to put it out for a while. Fortunatly, not all real estate office ask for this specific paper, fortunatly we do not have a foreigner name (well kind of) fortunatly we have an acceptable salary... Fortunatly for us, we are privileged... Fortunatly for us we have a Mouton Jr... and if you don't want to be in trouble with Mouton jr, gimme a house!