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54 posts, 22:37 today
Swiss sperm quality is very bad
Good food in shops is a thing of the past even in EE. Nowadays we have no small street shops anymore. Big brands sells sh***t, yet so many people call it good since they did not know good food anymore. Nowadays, you can buy good food…
Started by: Markarina · 23.May.2019 · Daily life
14 posts, 22:36 today
Cat Psychologist
One of our three cats kills baby rabbits and brings them to our house. She probably found a nest somewhere, today she brought a dead rabbit for the third time. These rabbits are quite large, and we have no idea where the cats takes them…
Started by: EceErgin · 23.Apr.2018 · Pet corner
23 posts, 22:29 today
Releasing medical notes
The dossier may be electronical, that's explicitly mentioned in the email. Almost certainly possible if nothing's been changed on the stick since the "deletion". But why would OP go that route and potentially incriminate themselves?…
Started by: dragoneiric · 16.May.2019 · Family matters/health
57 posts, 22:26 today
Bank says home worth 90k less than asking price
Quite right. I'm actually feeling stuck now to the place I rent since it cost me < 6k a year It's worth on the market 2k /mo easily. In fact I have agreed to pay for it 2k/mo but then I discovered the previous rent and after…
Started by: JamiSteven · 21.May.2019 · Housing in general
15 posts, 22:11 today
Grilling in Zurich
I do it from time to time, AFAIK it is not explicity forbidden in our Hausordnung and nobody ever complained. I think general common sense rules apply here - e.g. check if your neighbor's balcony has clothes hanging before making smoke…
Started by: Steven_K · 14.Jul.2013 · Entertainment & dining
27 posts, 22:02 today
To Switzerland again or not - that is the…
I guess Switzerland changed a lot since 10 years. Not about he everyday living but about the attitude towards intruders (foreigners) to their country. Remember the referendum from 2014? If not google it. Not to point a finger at anyone but…
Started by: Rockyscud · 22.May.2019 · Introductions
35 posts, 21:56 today
Neon-free = free CHF account?
the first two withdrawals a month are free. after that it's 2chf per withdrawal but I've withdrawn cash twice in the past 6 months so it depends on your usage if it's something you'll rack up in fees or not.
Started by: ChrisNeedsToKnow · 4.Nov.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 21:34 today
Rip-off by a house cleaning company
Started by: bigtail · 22.May.2019 · Housing in general
10 posts, 21:32 today
Where to stop in the way to Lyon?
To have a pee. To stretch one's legs. To slow down the pace and take things nice and easy. To have a cup of coffee. To discover some treat of a pretty or interesting little place one might otherwise overlook while whizzing past on the…
Started by: higgsboson · 23.May.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
8 posts, 20:53 today
Have proof but they say I didn't pay?
Yes, try the post office to get confirmation. And try sending a photocopy in a paper envelope (rather than electronically) with a very plain letter that the enclosed copy proves payment on DATE of the bill of DATE in the amount of CHF nnn.
Started by: BLP · 23.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
1 post, 20:44 today
Where to buy Nike Zurich t shirt?
Started by: LAtoHorgen · 23.May.2019 · Other/general
13 posts, 20:13 today
Independent Ferrari mechanic
For anyone in the Zurich/Uster area, I can recommend this one: https://www.pienacorsa.c... If only to see what oldtimers they are serviving when you bring in your car :) They can also do the "official"/warranty checks for a lot…
Started by: Titobandito · 23.May.2019 · Transportation/driving
5 posts, 19:53 today
Baiersbronn?
Started by: meloncollie · 23.May.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
18 posts, 19:31 today
Adliswil get-together
Thanks for the suggestions - I'll try and found out how to set a calendar event. Could you please let me know if you get a calendar invite? (I'm really new to this Forum - thanks for your patience :) ). I've created an event - could you…
Started by: PPB85 · 7.May.2019 · Social events
9 posts, 19:27 today
Moving to Basel
Have you ever been in Saint Louis? It's nothing short of a shithole. If you really want to stay in France, look among the surrounding small villages or if you want a French city, really really consider Colmar.
Started by: morganarts · 20.May.2019 · Housing in general
47 posts, 19:24 today
How Is The Software Engineering Industry…
Do you really think that median salary of a software engineer at Google in USA is 87K$? Not true by a long shot. I used that link as an example how the median salaries provided by that webpage doesn't reflect reality.
Started by: Krabas · 18.Jul.2018 · Employment
25 posts, 19:11 today
Yallo sale again. 10gb,calls, texts 19f/month
I think the subscription will be the main problem. Most good deals now seem to be 12 month contratcs. I did used to have unlimited 4G with Lyca for 39 a month. no roaming or minutes. In hindsight thats prob quite a bit. Lyca at the mo…
Started by: freeburgh · 1.Apr.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
119 posts, 18:18 today
Leaving to live in the EU & cashing in a…
I am not sure I follow you, FMF. I have read that the Swiss authorities will assess a final tax on the pension asset (when one leaves for the US) and that tax rate is contingent on where one resides canton-wise. I have never read…
Started by: fatmanfilms · 5.Jun.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
27 posts, 18:00 today
Netflix?
I have had Netflix since the days they used to send DVDs in the mail. I enjoyed it quite a bit in the US when I lived there. My US subscription is still valid but plays the Swiss content here in Switzerland. Most of the Swiss content is…
Started by: jaguarj · 9.Jan.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
41 posts, 17:29 today
Why are Pharmacies so sh1t here?
Like urine? Some antibacterial powers in it, a yogin told me. Or saliva :D I think it is a doc's job to decide if you need Fucidin or not, really. It is your job to decide when you need a doctor and when not. I think pharmacies quite…
Started by: UKGirl · 22.May.2019 · Daily life
3 posts, 17:25 today
UBS HR Interview
Started by: szhjcn · 23.May.2019 · Employment
27 posts, 16:53 today
Has anyone been able to find work if they…
Adding to the 3rd Bullet point - that would be an "International" or "Corporate" HQ - as in the case in Pharmacetical Industry, look for so called "GLOBAL" or "INTERNATIONAL" or this new one "WorldWide" in the job titles. All english…
Started by: AbigailPhillips · 14.Dec.2015 · Employment
6 posts, 16:28 today
For organic food lovers, this week you can…
On Migros Facebook page, they offer a 20% off on bio electronic voucher, valid till end May. And this week some organic articles in the shop are also 20% off. I tested today and it turned out that these 2 offers can be accumulated. which…
Started by: neutralname · 21.May.2019 · Daily life
17 posts, 16:03 today
Novartis - Lead vs Head
:) yeah, a copper is a police guy, and a lead is somebody who is a better denser than him. meanwhile the guy at the top is top brass. But don't mention it or you'll zinc your career opportunities.
Started by: Birikina · 24.Apr.2019 · Employment
9 posts, 15:24 today
TAX on investments outside of Switzerland
So I need to give HMRC a call and update them on my status. Had my last pay in the UK at the end of April, and from now on to be in Francs (relocation and intending to stay here for a few years). So maybe because I received pay after…
Started by: clioman · 22.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 15:05 today
Getting a dishwasher
Started by: hellacopters · 22.May.2019 · Housing in general
23 posts, 14:43 today
Swiss airlines chocolate
Noticed these but appearance-wise they look a bit different, not exactly homogeneous. Btw, I also love Gianduiottis :D Am yet set to try but noticed some promising ones in Globus. (Lindt ones are OK but not that good. I LOVE Icam's…
Started by: minimimi · 22.May.2019 · Daily life
3 posts, 14:39 today
Does anyone here invest in P2P lending?
Started by: Phil_MCR · 23.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
33 posts, 13:18 today
Eurovision Song Contest
No thanks otherwise Nigel Farage will be using it as his trump card or ( in Jeux San Frontières parlance ) Nigel could use it to play his Joker for the Brexit Party, in the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections in the UK.
Started by: omtatsat · 15.May.2019 · Entertainment & dining
11 posts, 12:49 today
Scam stories
Old friend of mine put his broken vcr in a garbage bag and offered it to some construction workers on a building site, they thought they got a nice cheap stolen vcr while they actually bought his broken trash :D Only scam I once fell…
Started by: Squeeeez · 30.Jul.2018 · Daily life
4 posts, 12:31 today
Best place to park temporary cash
Started by: bowlie · 23.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
11 posts, 12:28 today
Calling 00800 number with skype from ch
OK, thanks everyone for the help. It sounds like Skype is not going to work for these calls. I prefer to use my computer as it's most convenient for me. Many places I have on my list of "must make calls" have 00800 numbers and I…
Started by: Jamboree · 23.May.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
23 posts, 11:11 today
Strawberries in Switzerland.
They decide with their pocket, not with their conscience. Why scolding others for buying what's the cheapest option? That being said, yes I know the Spaniards and Italians don't have the most ethical agriculture (especially in Sicily)…
Started by: Tom1234 · 27.May.2011 · Food and drink
6 posts, 10:52 today
Dry/stud wall and building regulations?
The regulation for wiring is probably "Has to be done by a qualified electrician", but i never checked when doing a similar project. I used the flexible blue conduit when building a stud wall, but i had the metal studs (very easy to…
Started by: Tom1234 · 16.May.2019 · Housing in general
21 posts, 10:46 today
How to make tax-deductible 2nd…
Hello, Sorry to revive this thread. I've arrived in to Switzerland a a little less than 5 years. I've became aware that my 1st and 2nd pillar has some gaps and to filling those gaps brings me Tax benefits. What prevents me to…
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 1.Feb.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
10 posts, 10:37 today
Do Austria and Italy have highway vignettes?
Started by: Titobandito · 23.May.2019 · Transportation/driving
6 posts, 10:35 today
Brack.ch - steer well clear!!!
good for you, you only find our how good / bad a company is when things go wrong, and so far brack is doing terribly, their mistake 100% yet they won't refund my card on a transaction I DIDN'T make. the returns labels they sent me would…
Started by: bigblue2 · 22.May.2019 · Complaints corner
22 posts, 10:33 today
Receiving unemployment benefits - hassle…
Strange, the SUVA says otherwise. If you get unemployment benefits you are insured with them https://www.suva.ch/de-c... also the Canton Zurich Amt für Arbeit and Wirtschaft says that you are insured with SUVA…
Started by: iam · 20.May.2019 · Employment
35 posts, 10:26 today
Motorcycle-approved exhausts? (Noise limits,…
Hi All, Let me try to resurrect this thread. I am moving to Switzerland and wanted to bring my MT-01 along. The bike has stock pipes, but whoever knows the bike, you know it is just loud. Technical registration papers say 97dB on…
Started by: niciuffo · 22.Mar.2015 · Transportation/driving
12 posts, 10:19 today
Active Fitness vs Let's go Fitness club?
If you are asking about gyms. Definitely sign up to one in a convenient location, or theres a chance you will go for 1 month and drop out if its a bit of a chore to get to! I dont know about Lets Go. I was a member of Silhouette for…
Started by: oscaar · 7.May.2019 · Daily life
The Local Switzerland
Swiss government rejects plans for statutory paternity leave

Swiss government rejects plans for statutory paternity leave

The Swiss government has come out against a popular initiative calling for fathers in the country to be given four weeks statutory paternity leave.

Swiss government backs house arrest for potential terrorists

Swiss government backs house arrest for potential terrorists

The Swiss government on Wednesday unveiled new proposals designed to combat terrorism. These include possible house arrest, but only as a "last resort".

Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

A number of commuters travelling to Zurich on Thursday morning where forced to disembark from their train at an earlier station because it was too full.

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