Sunday, February 04, 2007

French join exodus for la vie en rosbif

Sunday Times article that perfectly summarises my feelings and the countless conversations I have with young French "refugees".
  • Stifling bureaucracy,
  • Stagnant labour market,
  • Unwillingness of employers to give chances to young job applicants (...) because of attitudes often criticised as rigid,
  • “In France if you read classics and history at university you can become a teacher, but not, say, a banker. Things are more flexible here (in London)",
  • “People here can laugh at themselves, it’s part of good manners, but people take themselves a lot more seriously in France.”

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