So this is quite the story I must say. As you all know, I am currently in France on a working holiday visa from Canada, for 1-2 years. (I will write another post on how to successfully get this visa and what you will need). I am currently living in Lyon, working in a cafe on Rue de la République in the center of the city. When I first arrived, I applied to a ton of jobs online. (Mainly Indeed, LinkedIn) I really wanted to work in the Alps, so I decided to apply to jobs all over the French Alps. I have this insane love for snow and the mountains, skiing, chalets and all things ski resort. I thought why not try it out. I applied for one job for a waitress position, where I would work in a chalet right on the base of a ski resort where I could ski in and out of the chalet on my free time. I got a call the next day from the owner of the chalet. He is the most lovely man, with a jolly scottish accent! He interviewed me for the position of waitress, he told me there were no spots left for waitresses....my stomach sank because I was so excited to work at this place! He then said the most magical words I could ever hear ...
I instantly accepted the job. I was ecstatic. He then told me what they were going to offer me as pay and my jaw dropped even further:
2. All my food
3. My ski pass
4. My ski rentals
5. Plus a weekly wage
6. And TIPS
He then told me her also owns a Vineyard with a villa very close to where I live in Lyon, and he invited me to join him. I ended up having a day off work where I was able to take the train to Macon, where he picked me up at the station and we went out for lunch with 2 of his friends from Scotland. We then drove to his vineyard in Vergisson, one of the most famous places in France for white wine. Vergisson is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. The landscapes were incredible, and he even allowed me to walk through the vines! Later on that night, he told me that he was having 10 people over for dinner, and that I was to help serve... I guess that was a good way to interview me!
Views from vergisson
The views were incredible, and unforgettable
Walking through the vines
I was in the middle of this incredible vineyard, thinking to myself... how is this even possible? Is this even really life?! As he was dropping me back off at the train station the next morning, he offered me the position officially and I will now start the job on Dec 12th in a small Ski Village called Les Gets!
Till next time!
Katy Bird xoxoxo