AWS Careers 2020

Welcome to AWS, Toulouse

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Culture & etiquette tips Greetings - La bise: When meeting someone for the first time, whether in a social or a professional setting, it is appropriate to shake hands. Other than that, the French like to air kiss on the cheeks. For the Parisians, it is two air kisses. "Bonjour", "Merci", "Excusez-moi", "Au revoir"!: Being polite to each other in their everyday social interactions is very important for Parisians. For example, it is normal for the bus driver to smile and greet all the passengers with a "Bonjour" or "Bonsoir" (Good morning/afternoon/evening). When leaving a public place such as a restaurant or a shop, do not forget to say "Au revoir!" (Goodbye!) to whomever is working there - even if you cannot see them. If they're all the way in the back or if they are in the middle of helping someone, there's an excellent chance that no matter how far away they are or how busy they are, they will quickly reply, "Merci, bonne journée/bonne soirée" (Have a good day/evening). If you walk out without the customary "Thank you, goodbye", you could be seen as a bit rude! The French breakfast: In France, breakfast is the least important meal of the day. There are generally no salty foods. A typical French breakfast is a pastry, toast with butter or jam, or cereal. It's light, sweet, and fairly simple. Why? Because lunch is the most important meal of the day for the French!

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