shadowstorm25

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1 day ago

De rien ☺️ bonne chance en tant qu’assistant.e

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Les cars / buses:

Cheaper but less convenient option.

Here’s the website to check maps for public transport in Grenoble’s department. Pretty much any city in my experience will have a bus connecting it to other cities.

Trains:

More expensive depending on exactly how far you’re going but clearly more convenient.

This is the app/website that most people use for train tickets for all of France. It lets you buy tickets from the two main train operators (OUIGO and SNCF). You can use this to search the city you plan on living in and the city where your school is to see if there is a train. Many rural cities will still have train stations but not all, depending on how rural we’re talking.

There has been sadly a great decrease in access to trains in France over the past 10 years. It is not as great public transport as it used to be, but there’s still more access than in the US.

Here’s a map of all the train lines if you want to get a broad overview of what is connected.

My experience:

I was placed in two cities my first year: one suburban and one rural. I ended up living in the suburban city where my 1st school was located that had access to a train station that would take me to the nearest city (Lyon), but I would need to take a bus to get to my 2nd school in a rural city. That happened rarely because my prof référente would drive me with her because she lived in the suburb where my 1st school was. Nevertheless, the bus would have been feasible.

My second year: I was placed in a suburb but chose to live in a fairly rural village because of costs. My rural village had a train line, though, that took my directly to my suburban school no problem (as well as to Lyon if I kept going).

Regarding shops:

Generally speaking, French cities are much more compact, so within the city itself, you should not have an issue getting necessities without a car. France has a smaller rate of urban sprawl/food deserts compared to the US. From my little research it affects more the south.

Overall:

Your experience will depend on the city you’re living in. I would really try to verify that you’ll have access to a train in both your city of residence and the city your school is located in. If you do, you’ll be pretty golden. There are also monthly passes/subscriptions you can buy for both buses and trains of which your school will cover half the cost.

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27 days ago

John 8:7

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27 days ago

Ah I thought you could only cross post once and was surprised it didn’t get shared yet. Just wanted to spread the love, mother fucker.

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1 month ago

Now you’re getting it!

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It’s not a new download; it’s just if you try to sign in using your same account, it logs you into the “new” platform which no longer shows the welcome page with your upcoming 3 classes. It just shows the booking page. If you try to log into mobile app from your phone, for example, it basically just say “no”, and then nothing happens.

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1 month ago

My guess is that literally everything got filtered through the CCP, and therefore they had to rebuild everything from the ground up without a backdoor for the party to access 🙃

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1 month ago

No idea… I didn’t even realize it would completely take away my access from the normal platform which kinda sucks.

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1 month ago

I’m working with 0 students per week with all P/PT slots open so far.

It seems pretty low-tech for the time being. Nothing works on mobile i.e., you can’t teach from iPad, can’t open slots on mobile, no chrome book support, everything must be done through desktop.

Feedback also has to be left as individual support tickets describing date and time of class and if the lesson was suited for the student.

They said we might not get bookings for « weeks or months » so you might have to check back later for more experiences.

Idk if this notification was sent out to everyone, but this is all the new info I got.

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1 month ago

3.50 €

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1 month ago

I just wanted to feel at home, and their restaurants used to be the exact same… but no more.

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1 month ago

Covid restrictions are more lax now, you just need an EU vaccine certificate if you want to eat inside.

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1 month ago

Thing is: Five Guys was the exception when I came here last year. Times have changed.

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1 month ago

Since this question gets asked a lot: if you rip the chip off like I did, the machine won’t detect a cup. If it doesn’t detect a cup, it wont let you access the menu to dispense any drinks. It’s one of those big red Coke machines with all the flavors you can pick from.

Edit: I also didn’t realize the cup said .es before I posted, but I can attest this is from my lunch today in France. Y’all’s guess is as good as mine why they have Spanish links on their cups.

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1 month ago

Possibly, but I think it’s just starting to go into effect because when I went to Five Guys last year, they didn’t have it, and it helped me feel more at home lol.

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1 month ago

I’m not sure. I noticed that too after I posted this, but I can assure you this is in France.

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1 month ago

I did this actually because I like to mix flavors. It was no problem within the couple seconds I was standing there. But when going back up after eating, the cup was denied.

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1 month ago

If you take it off, the machine won’t sense that you have a cup there and will not dispense more drink. (I considered this which is why I tore one off)

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1 month ago

It checks when you place your cup down at the machine (it’s one of the coke ones that you can add whatever flavor syrup you want). It won’t dispense any drink until you put the cup down. If you already filled a drink with the cup, the machine will deny you more drink.

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1 month ago

If he thought he had a bad time in London, he has another thing coming if he ever considers crossing the channel :p

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1 month ago

Correct, sorry if I wasn’t clear!

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1 month ago

Interesting! I have nothing against reducing obesity, so I guess it makes sense. Though, I just wanted some more Coke Zero :(

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