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4 posts, 19:26 today
Leave entitlement after Maternity
Started by: Maineot · 23.Apr.2014 · Employment
128 posts, 19:23 today
It goes back to the Christian heritage of CH- requiring that the day of the Sabbath be a day of rest. Not that long ago cafés and restaurants had to be closed (I remember this to be the case in Wales too when we visited in the 70s). No…
Started by: taveau · 19.May.2013 · Daily life
15 posts, 19:17 today
Car insurance - france for switzerland???
Short answer- no. RECIF organises work, like babysitting and cleaning, but legally with proper contracts, insurance, etc. SMIC in FRance has minimum wage at 9.53 Euros per hour, so better than you are getting now, which works out at about…
Started by: Sas123 · 23.Apr.2014 · Insurance
54 posts, 19:14 today
Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces…
Care to elaborate? We had this Candida thing already years ago. Candidus is latin for white; Candida is the feminine form. One of it's earliest documented occurences was a woman named Candida who allegedly was healed by St. Peter, in…
Started by: 22 yards · 23.Apr.2014 · Daily life
38 posts, 19:13 today
Why would the Post Office charge me for…
There's no point in arguinbg with the people in the post office as there really is nothing they can do. It's best to go to the customs directly, especially if there has genuinely been a misunderstanding.
Started by: smoky · 23.Apr.2014 · Other/general
1 post, 19:13 today
Handy man
Started by: Phillip8134 · 23.Apr.2014 · Housing in general
28 posts, 19:10 today
Whistling in the workplace
Douchbag jar. I would just silently pass him a douchbag jar anytime he jovially starts again. I was brought up - smacking gum, talking loud on one's cell, whistling, pointing at stranges, talking about somebody in 3rd person while…
Started by: iain075 · 11.Apr.2014 · Complaints corner
20 posts, 18:58 today
Fired while sick - lawyer advice
I doubt if my going along would help much :p I believe that this has been dragging along for a while and has also caused her issues with signing up with the RAV, so if it's a couple of months pay, it's potentially quite a few months pay…
Started by: Aeneas · 23.Apr.2014 · Employment
9 posts, 18:53 today
My wife used to get UTI's really bad. All I know is this stuff changed her life and a lot of our friends and family. She came across this product years ago after being admitted into hospital for the second time. I just grabbed one of her…
Started by: Patsycat · 23.Apr.2014 · Family matters/health
32 posts, 18:40 today
4000 rent for house in Baselland - too much?
We did not get the house in the end. We are taking the apartment. I am actually looking forward to moving there, as it seems like a great place for our family. Thank you all for taking the time to reply to a total stranger with your…
Started by: sougue75 · 22.Apr.2014 · Housing in general
8 posts, 18:31 today
Dog and cat?
Our family always had dogs and a cat, i think both the cats (one after the other) where introduced when the dogs and the cat were in their teens or older. without a problem, I have two dogs both that grew up with and lived happily with…
Started by: sienawilson · 23.Apr.2014 · Pet corner
112 posts, 18:31 today
Starting a business in Switzerland.
I also want to start a home base travel agent, do i have to register the business and pay tax? Anyone have idea about the process to register and which document will be required? I am base in Ticino. Many thanks.
Started by: krlock3 · 6.Apr.2006 · Business & entrepreneur
12 posts, 18:26 today
Other Way Round; DIVVS and DIVVA Pronunciation…
ok didn't know that div means idiot, but it seems to be a really old fashioned uk english term... so I more looking for a universal english or common us english...there i think its not really common?! also i found out that divv has a…
Started by: hobo · 23.Apr.2014 · Language corner
5 posts, 17:57 today
Getting from Ikea Dietlikon to Zurich
Started by: sigiii · 23.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 17:30 today
IKEA glass shelves (old model, pre-2014)…
Started by: Cochrane · 23.Apr.2014 · Items wanted
2 posts, 17:29 today
What brand of butter should I look for instead…
Started by: nissenpa · 23.Apr.2014 · Food and drink
34 posts, 17:29 today
Butter from grass fed cattle
I know Kerrygold is difficult to find in Switzerland. I'm looking for some good quality grass-fed butter! Gold butter, not white. For those of you who love Kerrygold, what brands in Switzerland are similar? I am moving from Russia…
Started by: rootkit · 12.Aug.2013 · Food and drink
1 post, 17:24 today
Friendly football in Bern?
Started by: Jaidey89 · 23.Apr.2014 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
15 posts, 17:20 today
It seems that the both railway lines Bern-Fribourg…
Daughter commutes from Surrey into Waterloo every day, and she says 'jumpers' (people who commit suicide by throwing themselves into/under train, are almost a daily occurrence. At first she used to be really upset- but she has got to the…
Started by: happyrobbie · 23.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
85 posts, 17:09 today
Global March Against Chemtrails and Geoengineering…
Well then, We can't deny this any further. It seems that we have supporting evidence that suggests beyond reasonable doubt that chemtrails claims will kill us all . I'm satisfied with this conclusion, and will spend the rest of my…
Started by: Uno'sGarden · 25.Jan.2014 · International affairs/politics
27 posts, 17:07 today
SANA/Swiss fishing certification courses…
I just sent out a mail with a little more info to those who gave me email addresses. The first course will be in May 31st in Oerlikon, will probably be for 4-6 hours in the afternoon, and will be a small one for 5 or 6 people until I get…
Started by: Principia Discordia · 16.Dec.2013 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
7 posts, 17:07 today
Crying baby
Another possibility is to find a flat that is well insulated for noise-we live in a building with lots of families, but also groups of students and couples without kids. We all get along, partially because we hear very little noise from…
Started by: KCBorg · 19.Apr.2014 · Family matters/health
4 posts, 17:02 today
TV wanted in ZUg
Started by: gef2504 · 8.Apr.2014 · Items wanted
83 posts, 16:57 today
When do the Swiss actually get things done??
I would have to add that, at least for families, the Swiss solution also seems to be "have a stay at home or part-time working mother." I consider myself fairly organized, but with two parents working full time and three children under…
Started by: enguete · 18.Apr.2014 · Daily life
3 posts, 16:37 today
Civil Wedding Dress tips!
Started by: vera · 23.Apr.2014 · Other/general
21 posts, 16:33 today
Opening a Swiss bank account as a non resident
Kind of a old post, but anyways, was interesting to see all the "heat" taken by JRique. Being a Brazilian myself, I could better understand JRique request. He was not talking about TAX EVASION but TAX AVOIDANCE, two very different…
Started by: JRique · 15.Jul.2012 · Finance/banking/taxation
24 posts, 16:23 today
Zurich to Italy by car...how to avoid traffic
The tunnel south of Airolo is also closed. The outside lane of traffic is being sent through the opposite direction tunnel, but there are an awful lot of people stuck on the inside lane who are going to be in for a long long wait
Started by: poot · 15.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 16:14 today
Drycleaners ruined my favourite coat
I must have paid it with cash, since I can't find anything on my bank/Visa-statements. (I've been looking through any proof of purchase the whole afternoon now) I bought the jacket in Finland and the shop is closed down since 2013. I…
Started by: debbiehairy · 23.Apr.2014 · Other/general
6 posts, 16:10 today
Darwin Airlines/Etihad Regional Sale to…
Through 24 April, several destinations on sale. CHF 79 return (round trip) tickets, including all taxes and fees, as well as a 23kg piece of luggage.:eek: Travel period 25 April through 25 October. Already booked our Sept.…
Started by: 3Wishes · 22.Apr.2014 · Travel/day trips/free time
6 posts, 16:03 today
University of Fribourg
Hi there, I just finished my Master of Arts there in February. It's a small school, so therefore small classes and program sizes. Fribourg itself is a small, nice city. I found it to be a positive experience coming from a large (40,000…
Started by: jazmalmb · 8.Apr.2014 · Education
15 posts, 15:48 today
Save Lavaux
How do do it? - this usually then leads to the famous 'salami tactic' whereby the local wine producers, now wishing themselves the opportunity to expand their businesses, accept a sort of compromise that will allow further 'small'…
Started by: naza · 22.Apr.2014 · Swiss politics/news
5 posts, 15:37 today
Tax Consultant Recommendation - Basel, Zurich,…
Started by: Nastarana · 1.Apr.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 15:36 today
Belle Epoque Naval Parade - Rolle, 5th June
This looks like being a great event for any lovers of the Lake Geneva boats. Five of the CGN boats, 'Switzerland', 'Savoie', 'Simplon', 'Rhone' and 'Montreux' will be performing an 'aquatic ballet' at Rolle on 5th June. Tickets are…
Started by: Deep Purple · 10.May.2011 · Travel/day trips/free time
40 posts, 15:26 today
Boci (yound loving dog looking for a home)
Music! Dance with him. I had a great big huge Bouvier Bernois yonks ago who just loved Barry White and ACDC. But Jimmy the cat was more partial to a bit of Queen. Whereas, his sister Saturna liked the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Seriously,…
Started by: fkdstm · 24.Mar.2014 · Pet corner
2 posts, 15:24 today
Cleaning company in Zug area
Started by: KaBe · 10.Apr.2014 · Housing in general
7 posts, 15:19 today
Finding housing and using agents Zug/Baar
If you are looking for agency, here is one Prime Relocation You need to fill a questionaire from them Then they try to find the place that you want They will pick you up, arrange appointment Fill up the application, contact WWZ for…
Started by: Elmienb · 5.Jan.2014 · Housing in general
52 posts, 15:15 today
Looking for a real Japanese Chinese Thai…
I went a Ramen Restaurant in Zuerich named Ooki. there has some kinds of soup and I don't recommend you Soysouce. It was just tast soysouce. salt war ok :) price is good :) Samurai and Hasenberg are very good Japanese restaurant but…
Started by: tooniii · 16.Jan.2012 · Entertainment & dining
8 posts, 15:01 today
Saturday french lessons lausanne?
Dear all, I am organizing French lessons in small groups for different levels and different timetable. Drop me a private message. We can discuss different possibilities according to your level and preferences in time.
Started by: thomas houghton · 22.May.2013 · Language corner
5 posts, 14:52 today
Baby stroller/pram rental service…
Started by: oregon79 · 22.Apr.2014 · Travel/day trips/free time
11 posts, 14:27 today
Suggestions for business formals - Ladies...please…
I work in IT and if anyone comes to give us a workshop them it is expected that the person turn up smartly dressed. I doubt you would be turned away if you went in jeans but to give a good impression, especially on the first day, dress…
Started by: JoInd · 23.Apr.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
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