My name is Chloe and I am based in the UK (Worthing) with my French husband and three children (three cats and a dog to boot).
We have been on the verge of moving to France a couple of times but one of the (many) things that have stopped us in our tracks is the fact that I am apparently virtually unemployable in France.I have done a good ten years as a medical secretary and with my standard of French (conversational but with terrible grammar) and lack of qualifications in the subject, oh and the fact that I am not French, pretty much puts paid to that sort of work. My trade is as a natural health therapist, i.e. I am qualified in therapeutic/sports massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and reiki. From what I have been told, it is nigh on impossible to practice in the same capacity as you can over here due to the very tight regulations the French have. I am also put off by the fact that the self-employed appear to have a tough time for at least the first three years.
Could anyone shed any light on this?
p.s. Great site by the way! We would still love to move to France and hope we will, just a few complications to iron out first!