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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

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Who said greenmount is snapping their fingers at waiters? I don't remember reading this anywhere in this thread. You immediately assume that anyone who you perceive as rich or successful is a snob. It is the same attitude towards successful people in high schools. The others mock them as if it is a crime to be hard-working.
My post wasn't directed at greenmount in any way, shape or form.

I happen to have a fair few friends who are rich and successful, but I didn't know that about any of them when I met them. In each instance, I just met a nice person and we hit it off. With two of the guys, a small group of us grabbed several bottles of wine and sat on the beach all night talking and having a laugh. It was a while later that I found out one guy was a 50/50 partner in a chain of prestige hotels and had a personal fleet of helicopters, and another of the group was an industry leader in his home country. Both are multi multi millionaires, but I neither knew or cared. A third member of that little group of drinking buddies kept so quiet about her public profile, that I'd dined with her and her partner every night for a week, and only when people came over asking for her autograph, did I even think she might be someone other than a "writer".

Then I happened to be an invited visitor to a certain UK hotel where I was asked to creep down a corridor that passed the (Russian) boss's office, even though nobody knew if he was in the building or not. The reason given is that he's prone to instantly dismissing any member of staff that he hears walking in the corridor. WTF?!!!! There's a guy in my home town who is absolutely despised by many because of his big I am attitude.

Feeling like a broken record, particularly after the smoking thread, but 90% of who we are is an accident of birth. The rest is parenting and having the good grace to learn good manners. People are people and all deserve respect, until they behave in such a manner that makes you lose it for them.

There's no crime in being hard working. There's no excuse for being rude.
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Old 31.10.2016, 12:11
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Here we are, less than a handful of people, supporting the OP's point with our own experiences of being categorized into the wrong sort of ausländer.
The "wrong sort of ausländer"?

Wow, that's ripe!

Never knew that there was a right sort, and that the right sort would complain about the wrong sort.

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Old 31.10.2016, 12:23
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

Pretty funny thread turned shit

Way to go EF
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Old 31.10.2016, 12:25
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Never knew that there was a right sort, and that the right sort would complain about the wrong sort.
You've never heard that expression?? How far behind is Ticino??

Commonly used in Zurich - the right type are the banker types; the wrong type are the ones that do the work and the criminals.

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Old 31.10.2016, 12:28
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Well a person can do even less to change the fact they were born in one country or other than to improve their language skills so if you are going to tut-tut someone because they were obviously provoked into saying something, you should think twice.

But I guess you are a French Canadian so maybe you take this more personally.
What my origins have anything to do with this?

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Old 31.10.2016, 12:39
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You've never heard that expression?? How far behind is Ticino??

Commonly used in Zurich - the right type are the banker types; the wrong type are the ones that do the work and the criminals.

I'd say that around here the right sort speak Italian, and the wrong sort don't, which is a problem for most of the northerners, especially the Romands!

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Old 31.10.2016, 13:37
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Your argumentation if getting worse and worse and the number of references to bodily expulsions is getting higher and higher.
Coming from someone who repeatedly criticized others for their spelling errors, this would be hilarious if it weren't so profoundly sad.
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But I guess you are a French Canadian so maybe you take this more personally.

It would be difficult to be more off.

But WRT being judgemental and prejudiced you just scored 100 points. Bullseye, yeah!
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Old 31.10.2016, 13:55
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ALL foreigners are from 'shit' countries.

Why else would they come here?


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However, the OP is a racist POS. The Swiss this, the Swiss that, etc. Replace the word Swiss with the the word Jews, Blacks, etc.
Amen.
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Old 31.10.2016, 14:58
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

...the hardest thing in this world is to live in it. (Joss Whedon).

Living here can be tough, and not because of any particular hardship, just because. Because we're lonely, or confused about something we've read but not understood, or because of the two very wide ladies in the pull down tram seats who don't give a flying whatever that you and another parent are trying to get your pushchairs on/in... But it can also be tough where we came from, for a myriad reasons.

If I'm feeling charitable, which I am trying to feel of late, I understand where the OP in part is coming from. What I don't understand are the vitriolic sweeping generalisations. But that's me.

And, for those keeping count, I've been to work today, I'm home to do my other full time job.
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Old 31.10.2016, 15:15
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I am nothing but content with my life here. Why are you on EF if you're so happy in Canada? This is for expats in Switzerland.




Cannot wouldn't understand that someone can (partially) agree with OP or other posters despite their own experiences and feelings being different.
After 50 years in Canada his language skills still suck.

Sorry, couldn't resist. This forum makes you. I admit - they always win.

1st who is "Cannot"


2nd You right my language skill sucks , deal with it But my skill as a tradesman is very much appreciated .


3rd I dislike folks which always complaining about minor things ,Molehill v Mountain !
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Old 31.10.2016, 15:21
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3rd I dislike folks which always complaining about minor things ,Molehill v Mountain !
Nope, you still confuse me with someone else.

"Oh, that was uncalled for!" Right.
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Old 31.10.2016, 15:28
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Perhaps they should all be banned? That would make the forum much much better wouldn't it.
Yes, a nice homogeneous forum with a collective hatred for "The Swiss", backed up by lots of fuzzy-detailed (and suspiciously timely ) anecdotes to give your points water-tight and indisputable proof.

Of course, not forgetting a general agreement that everything is far better "back home" and lots of mutual back slapping for everyone agreeing with each other and not challenging each others opinions.

Sounds like hell.
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

That Monday feeling when you stumble across a Friday thread 22 pages in!

Yep... I won't bother with it!
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Old 31.10.2016, 15:43
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

And I am guessing pissed off russian is wot's boverring EF servers
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Old 31.10.2016, 16:09
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

*long rant*
*people asking about rant*
*people teasing OP*
*people confused about particular aspect (looking Easter European in this case)*
*first tangent*
*OP responding in way that divides readers into haters and amused*
*second tangent*
*infighting and smart-aleking*

Does that sum it up?

As for "looking Eastern European", there are so many cultural groups, it would be hard to say. But maybe he is referring to the typical "Ivan" as cast in many cold war films, then having a flattish back of the head, prominent ears, fairly dominant brow bones and often an underbite, combined with pale skin and eyes is probably how you would describe him. Considering that Russia stretches all the way past China, this may also be a "looking like a Russian" option. Who knows.

And you know what any nationality can smell? Hostility. It's a survival thing.
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Old 31.10.2016, 16:31
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On the contrary: EF is like a little girls' tea-party these days, compared to the good old days.

It's a bit boring and it makes me sad.
I think your kiddo just uninvited you to the next little girls' tea party.

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When I joined there was... that Lost_in_broad guy ...
He's still around, and AFAIK still doesn't love CH as much as he loves Kentucky.

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... We'll be having "safe spaces" before we know it...
We already do: Newbie Safe Zone\Attack-Free Thread

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...It might be entertaining for you to read bitchy replies here but believe me, when you are new and looking for help, the last thing you want to hear is the kind of replies you get here. A little bit of compassion goes a long way.
Out of curiosity, how many welcoming and friendly posts have you made to new members in the past 6 months? Or are you another one of those users who complains about how awful things are here while at the same time doing nothing to make it a better place?

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No I am not. I work hard and I do not want to take BS from people who make one or another assumption about my finances. Just give me whatever I want...
Be careful with assumptions about others, then.

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...It takes courage to stand up for yourself here, took me 10 years to muster that courage.
Do you mean EF or Switzerland or both?

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...10 years to stand up for yourself? Wow, I wish I had that kind of patience!...
I think he meant on EF, but I'm not positive. What people say on here and the thanks/blobs mean nothing in real life. Sure, some people could be a bit more friendly (or simply not reply).

What Forum members do for others in real life is what counts, IMO. I have found EF members in real life to be wonderful and helpful and supportive in times of need. That's why I enjoy being part of the community.

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Everyone lives in a kind of self fulfilling fallacy. Being aware of that makes for a richer storyline.
I'm agree.
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Coming from someone who repeatedly criticized others for their spelling errors, this would be hilarious if it weren't so profoundly sad.


It would be difficult to be more off.
It is a "typo" not a spelling error. You wouldn't know though!!!
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Out of curiosity, how many welcoming and friendly posts have you made to new members in the past 6 months? Or are you another one of those users who complains about how awful things are here while at the same time doing nothing to make it a better place?


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I leave you to find that out. I know it is a popular pastime among EF members to look at other posts and statistics of posters.
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For christ's sake! Get over yourself Kedi. It's a beautiful day and you're still whinging your trap off.
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Old 31.10.2016, 18:14
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For christ's sake! Get over yourself Kedi. It's a beautiful day and you're still whinging your trap off.
I'm bored and still want to know what my origins have to do with my previous post....

Do you think she'll answer?
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