Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09.03.2015, 23:12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bürglen Thurgau
Posts: 54
Groaned at 5 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
MaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around here
New Life in Switzerland

Hello everyone,

My name is Vasili and I am from Greece.I just signed a contract for a job in CH and really can't wait to finally come over there. I am married and have a 4 year old son. I speak two foreign languages: German and English (obviously)

I have never been to Switzerland and all I hear is that this country has very high standards of living. Hope everyone is right!

Although I did quite well in Greece, I think with the current situation it's the best thing fo my family. I have a lot of questions, so I think I came to the right forum.

See you in the forums
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MaleBuffy for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 09.03.2015, 23:18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Vevey
Posts: 30
Groaned at 21 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 8 Posts
Chocochino has annoyed a few people around hereChocochino has annoyed a few people around here
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Someone reccomended that I go to Greece. And you are coming here.. Well my friend, welcome a wonderful place.
The water is crystal clear. Spring is here, summer around the corner...
The quality of life you have lived in Greece will only follow you here, because no matter where you live, you are living as you've always lived.
Best wishes for you and your family
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09.03.2015, 23:20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bürglen Thurgau
Posts: 54
Groaned at 5 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
MaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around here
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Someone reccomended that I go to Greece. And you are coming here.. Well my friend, welcome a wonderful place.
The water is crystal clear. Spring is here, summer around the corner...
The quality of life you have lived in Greece will only follow you here, because no matter where you live, you are living as you've always lived.
Best wishes for you and your family
Funny, I just read you post about the next step and thought Greece is the place for you!

Thanx for your wishes!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09.03.2015, 23:21
Jack of all trades.'s Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 738
Groaned at 21 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 609 Times in 286 Posts
Jack of all trades. has an excellent reputationJack of all trades. has an excellent reputationJack of all trades. has an excellent reputationJack of all trades. has an excellent reputation
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Hi Vasili.

The answer to your question is yes. Seems to me over the past dozen years that while the rest of the world has had to deal with nutter elites screwing their own populations (I am sure you understand coming from Greece) ours tend to have a healthy respect for their masses. Or relatively speaking more respact.

Kids can play in the local forests in safety. There are excellent international schools (although honestly I believe the swiss ones to be better).

So much as raising your arm (to threaten) against another citizen is considered a criminal offence. The police are tough but in my experience very fair.

And on and on. And the swiss frank is a great currency to be paid.
__________________
'The trust of the innocent is the liars most usefull tool.'
Stephen King.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09.03.2015, 23:23
Island Monkey's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wallis
Posts: 3,379
Groaned at 62 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 2,965 Times in 1,469 Posts
Island Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond reputeIsland Monkey has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Welcome! Hope you like it here! It will be a little different to Greece

It is lovely to see a post from someone coming here with a job and the language skills for once
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09.03.2015, 23:52
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bürglen Thurgau
Posts: 54
Groaned at 5 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
MaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around here
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Welcome! Hope you like it here! It will be a little different to Greece

It is lovely to see a post from someone coming here with a job and the language skills for once
Hi,

Thank you. I really hope it will be different! I have lived my first 10 years in Germany, lived 6 years in UK (University) so different is no problem for me!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09.03.2015, 23:59
Troublawesome's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Zug
Posts: 721
Groaned at 124 Times in 75 Posts
Thanked 583 Times in 271 Posts
Troublawesome is considered unworthyTroublawesome is considered unworthyTroublawesome is considered unworthyTroublawesome is considered unworthy
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Kalws orises (Welcome aboard)! As you said, lots of things are different here but most of them for the better so wish you the best of times.

Whereabouts will you be living? If you are ever around Zug we can meet for a coffee.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10.03.2015, 00:07
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bürglen Thurgau
Posts: 54
Groaned at 5 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 20 Times in 10 Posts
MaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around hereMaleBuffy has annoyed a few people around here
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Kalws orises (Welcome aboard)! As you said, lots of things are different here but most of them for the better so wish you the best of times.

Whereabouts will you be living? If you are ever around Zug we can meet for a coffee.
I haven't decided yet, however work is 60km outside Zurich (Canton Thrugau) so I plan to live near Winterthur or maybe somewhere in Canton Thurgau.

I will travel a lot (due to work) so coffee sounds great
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10.03.2015, 00:23
p42's Avatar
p42 p42 is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kanton Zurich, Adliswil.
Posts: 685
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 339 Times in 216 Posts
p42 has earned the respect of manyp42 has earned the respect of manyp42 has earned the respect of many
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Hi Chocochino, I have been thinking about moving to Greece only today too. I was thinking maybe the Kallimarmaro area of Athens. A bit cheaper, and central. Is it really bad there? Anyone know???

MaleBuffy, in terms of you living in Switzerland, you pay different tax amounts depending on where you live. So Thurgau will be more expensive than Winterthur most likely. You can enter your details here and see the differences:
https://en.comparis.ch/steuern/steue...h/default.aspx
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10.03.2015, 06:18
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 19,028
Groaned at 333 Times in 258 Posts
Thanked 11,712 Times in 6,857 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Hello everyone,

My name is Vasili and I am from Greece.I just signed a contract for a job in CH and really can't wait to finally come over there. I am married and have a 4 year old son. I speak two foreign languages: German and English (obviously)

I have never been to Switzerland and all I hear is that this country has very high standards of living. Hope everyone is right!

Although I did quite well in Greece, I think with the current situation it's the best thing fo my family. I have a lot of questions, so I think I came to the right forum.

See you in the forums

Welcome to Switzerland and welcome to this Forum. I just hope that your DISLOCATION works well, also for your family
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10.03.2015, 08:00
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: ATHENS
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
life-chooser has no particular reputation at present
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Good Luck Vasili,

all the best for your family and you!

Ante na pernoume kouragio ki emeis.....pou psaxnoume toso kairo.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10.03.2015, 11:20
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 4,438
Groaned at 55 Times in 45 Posts
Thanked 2,163 Times in 1,310 Posts
SOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New Life in Switzerland

Welcome all.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a new life in switzerland jack_lausanne Introductions 5 18.07.2015 04:38
Life in Switzerland...Life is good. Ttamasle Daily life 3 22.07.2013 17:53
New life in Switzerland <3 Julia_Karai Introductions 8 29.04.2012 18:43
starting a new life in Switzerland smillying Introductions 14 04.05.2009 16:16
New Life in Switzerland fluffylily Introductions 3 23.03.2007 01:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:30.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0