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6 posts, 16:06 today
Strange situation during job change
They can keep you busy with stuff that is not in your job-description (as aragyl said, shuffle papers etc.) If they're worried about you stealing the latest inventions, they put you on garden leave.
Started by: ksenos · 14.Oct.2019 · Employment
12 posts, 15:36 today
Where to buy meat in/around Zurich
Aligro in Schlieren. They sell food in large quantities with huge meat section. Small Coop satellite shops and Denner have big mark-downs on meat just before closing on Saturdays. The small Turkish shops have amazing and cheap selection of…
Started by: liveby · 19.Oct.2019 · Food and drink
11 posts, 15:36 today
Ideas for making constructive posts on a…
Yes, totally agree with that! Btw, I can only imagine doropfiz didn't write this pretty exhaustive post with a light heart. Her posts too were confronted many times here and she really lived up to what she posted above. Hats off.
Started by: doropfiz · 19.Oct.2019 · Forum support
12 posts, 14:43 today
Happy Wedding Day Eastenders!
WOW!!! My gast is well and truly flabbered!! What a wonderful surprise, thank you Blueangel xxx Many many THANKS from the bottom of our hearts for all your congratumalations and well wishes upon our nuptials!! xxx I am honestly…
Started by: Blueangel · 18.Oct.2019 · Other/general
50 posts, 14:35 today
Compensation for dyslexia in gymnasium
There are several complicating issues here. In the UK there is a document called the SEND Code of practice (Dept for Education) laying out in great detail what each school in each sector must provide for students with SEN. While the…
Started by: Penelopy · 3.Oct.2019 · Education
9 posts, 14:09 today
Curry leaf plants
The situation is bizarre. Indian shops in Lausanne never have them and will tell you they're illegal. Indian shops in Geneva nearly always have them, except when they've run out. Not seen any frozen ones, but I usually freeze the fresh…
Started by: Mancinswitz · 18.Apr.2019 · Food and drink
4 posts, 14:05 today
Zalando-return of article
Started by: omtatsat · 19.Oct.2019 · Daily life
3 posts, 13:29 today
Sourdough starter not starting?
Started by: refrigerator · 19.Oct.2019 · Food and drink
21 posts, 13:07 today
Passport check at the border
Checks can occur anywhere and you are obliged to be able to identify yourself and justify your presence within the Schengen Area. If you are not an EU/EEA/CH citizen that means you are a tourist with the 90 period or you can show that…
Started by: aster · 18.Oct.2019 · Daily life
46 posts, 12:59 today
Product recall ... is this in your cupboard?
Thanks, yes, that worked fine. Did they manipulate the lentils or has it just become the by the "current state of scientific knowledge" that they don't need soaking? :D By the way, I found lentils and lentils only in tins. At Coop, Fr.…
Started by: curley · 7.Aug.2018 · Daily life
4 posts, 12:32 today
Something to share: my company style
Started by: kamiyu · 19.Oct.2019 · Employment
10 posts, 12:25 today
Authentic French croissant in zurich
Incompetent at being what? French? And what a French croissant? The Paris one is already different from those in other regions. I know what you're trying to do mate :D Omtatsat will be so fat after trying them all that he won't…
Started by: omtatsat · 19.Oct.2019 · Daily life
23 posts, 11:49 today
Self Service Garage Experience review - Zurich
great thread, I used to work on my car in the street or shared parking space and would always get the suspicious looks (changing the caliper, camtree sensors and A/C resistance) but always did the servicing at the garage to get the…
Started by: johanswitzerland · 23.Aug.2016 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 11:23 today
Feedback on Zuerich Apartments?
Started by: Kubik · 19.Oct.2019 · Housing in general
133 posts, 11:20 today
Polizei speaking English in Switzerland
A long, long time ago, in a country far off, a traveller (that was me) set off to countries of languageS unknown. My junior primary-school teacher (I kid you not) gave me this most excellent advice: "If you need to call for help,…
Started by: Susie-Q · 16.Oct.2019 · Daily life
23 posts, 10:30 today
Euro parking collection plc
No they are total cowboys read some of the other threads about them ;) I’ve had them chase me quite a few times in the past years, all they do is send lots of letters, that’s all they can do, eventually they get bored and stop.…
Started by: paulo · 16.Nov.2010 · Transportation/driving
85 posts, 09:14 today
At the end of my rope.. husband, two dogs..
Certainly in humans there is a direct correlation between gut health and mental health. While the issues with your girl are multi layered, what is her digestion like? If she has poor gut health it could possibly be affecting her anxiety…
Started by: RedSoloCup · 16.Oct.2019 · Pet corner
9 posts, 09:13 today
Apartment viewing fail...
Must be because you are in town because flats that have been for rent here in our village only had 1-1 visits. I had a fairly ok experience with Lodge Relocation 10 years ago, Regie Grange-Canal has a solid reputation too. Of course,…
Started by: MBear · 18.Oct.2019 · Housing in general
41 posts, 07:18 today
Soy yoghurt & other lactose-free products?
Update October 2019: The online shopping service leshop (which sells Migros products as well as others) now has a selection button called "specific diets" (top left). With this, once can view, in one nice selection process, products that…
Started by: Agra · 10.May.2014 · Food and drink
28 posts, 03:51 today
[Pay] Raise
Yes, that is indeed possible, and sometimes (rarely, as you rightly say) does happen. Especially in cases where the customer would gladly even pay a bit more, just to keep the relationship with the salesperson (or the back-up team) who…
Started by: mother hen · 27.May.2019 · Daily life
20 posts, 23:34 yesterday
Any cool idea for a special weekend in Zurich?
Thank you all... unfortunately the dolder spa for the weekend is a little bit too expensive, but the other is definitely better :) Ikea will be a sacrifice of love...but for her...she really hates ikea, especially in the weekend.
Started by: fcavalieri · 10.Oct.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
17 posts, 23:24 yesterday
Coop Supercard from Topcard
I wish I could... At the time I subscribed I could not do that, for some reason. Also LSV was not available with my account. And now I can't find any information about how to cancel my contract. In the T&C it is mentioned that you can,…
Started by: Halfasleep · 9.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
25 posts, 23:20 yesterday
UK tax on Swiss pension withdrawal
Interesting find with possible implications for withdrawing pillar 2 tax free? It seems ESC A10 no longer applies and has been replaced. From the quote below, it seems things have changed again after the Finance act of 2017! Does anyone…
Started by: Cadbury · 24.Jan.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
17 posts, 23:20 yesterday
I have few basic paypal questions
Thanks. I actually haven't used papal yet. When I thought it might be a solution for me I found out I had a password there since like for ever and never used it. So I updated my data and now it seems, I won't follow this idea up as…
Started by: Blank Canvas · 29.May.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 23:01 yesterday
What happens to annual payment of insurance…
Started by: alphag · 18.Oct.2019 · Insurance
91 posts, 21:48 yesterday
Gluten free food - where can I…
Update October 2019: The online shopping service leshop (which sells Migros products as well as others) now has a selection button called "specific diets" (top left). With this, once can view, in one nice selection process, products that…
Started by: Lisamacl · 28.Sep.2009 · Food and drink
3 posts, 20:42 yesterday
Indian Food Lovers Near Altstetten
Started by: cas · 16.Oct.2019 · Food and drink
6 posts, 20:13 yesterday
Transport CH to GB
Look at some of the moving companies that do the trip UK to CH each week or two. There are several of them. Do a search on EF and you will find the names. Will be easier and probably cheaper that what you are proposing.
Started by: swissolih · 18.Oct.2019 · Transportation/driving
14 posts, 20:12 yesterday
Humming noise in the apartment
the thing is, when 'the hum' is there, existence of other sounds make it less disturbing. even when there is some sound from clothes due to simply moving, or some music, temporarily it is not as audible or as disturbing. as you suggested,…
Started by: fatih.erol · 18.Oct.2019 · Housing in general
48 posts, 19:45 yesterday
More than what I bargained for! Swiss women,…
I am faithful to the post, standing on the dot at my bus stop but no sign of this lovely, albeit a little forthcoming, lady. Yes, I am a little disappointed...deep, deep down. To be honest, I am not proactively looking for anyone…
Started by: McTAVGE · 13.Sep.2019 · Daily life
22 posts, 19:45 yesterday
Switzerland ranked first at civic honesty
My sister in law in London had her bag stolen in a pub in the City when she was with work colleagues. Someone walked past the table they were sitting chatting at, picked it up and went off with it. Nobody noticed anything. I always sit…
Started by: greenmount · 22.Jun.2019 · Swiss politics/news
9 posts, 19:20 yesterday
Recommend a dermatologist in Zurich area?
Its not in Triemli. Its near to Helvetiaplatz. As I said get their 30 minutes before. Around 0830 in the morning or 1430 in the afternoon. They will give you a number. It can get very busy there so as I said be there…
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 4.Oct.2018 · Family matters/health
6 posts, 19:20 yesterday
Eligible for a rental price reduction?
We moved into our apartment 8 years ago when the reference rate was 2.5%. A year ago, we sent a registered letter to the régie with a request to review the rent, and shared our calculation of the reduction we thought was correct. A…
Started by: Cbass · 17.Oct.2019 · Housing in general
9 posts, 19:06 yesterday
True cost of becoming Swiss
I believe there are exceptions for dual nationals who have done national service elsewhere. There’s nothing stopping anyone waiting until after 37 to apply though. You do get the year of the Einbuergerung ‘geschenkt’ as well.
Started by: holdsy · 18.Oct.2019 · Daily life
11 posts, 18:45 yesterday
Leaving Switzerland - Health Insurance
Swica has to keep him covered for 3 months as they have issued an EHIC card, if they choose not to collect premiums it's their look out. It all depends on the rules in Germany for new arrivals getting cover.
Started by: Dack Rambo · 18.Oct.2019 · Leaving Switzerland
7 posts, 18:45 yesterday
Thoughtfulness never goes out of style :)
That is SO nice of him!! We need more people like your husband :) One time I also saw a father tending to his two very young kids during an entire long haul flight, keeping them entertained or rocking them to sleep. Several people noticed…
Started by: summergirl · 18.Oct.2019 · Daily life
35 posts, 18:44 yesterday
Leaving Switzerland with no permit/visa.
There are no border controls for anyone except in special hi alert situations. You possibly have to show your passport when boarding, thats just for identification. Don't leave Schengen or you may have problems returning.
Started by: molisoft · 18.Oct.2019 · Leaving Switzerland
69 posts, 18:26 yesterday
The October Attitude of Gratitude.
Gratitude to my Italian hairdresser today who manages to take 10 years off me every time, at the age of 58 it's marvellous! He's recently gone self employed and is renting part of a small salon, it's nice to see a young guy doing well for…
Started by: MusicChick · 2.Oct.2019 · Daily life
6 posts, 18:12 yesterday
Toddler German or Swiss German in Olten,…
There is a little play area round the corner from my flat, one day I saw four little boys playing football there. Each of them was speaking a different language, yet they were all communicating and seemed to know what each other was…
Started by: HayleyP · 17.Oct.2019 · Education
7 posts, 17:52 yesterday
AVS payments after unemployment runs out
You might check it again. The unemployment compensation counts paid days. Normally it means every work day since you registered but there are exceptions, one which comes easily to my head now is a sick leave period.
Started by: markalex · 17.Oct.2019 · Employment
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Swiss government rolls out plan for better mental care

Swiss government rolls out plan for better mental care

The Swiss Federal Council's new project outlines measures to deliver quicker treatment to people needing urgent psychiatric care.

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Should James Joyce's remains leave Switzerland?

Irish writer James Joyce, who lived in Zurich during both world wars, died there in 1941 and was buried at the Fluntern cemetery. Now the officials in his hometown, Dublin, want his remains to be returned to his native city.

Medical cannabis could soon be legal in Switzerland

Medical cannabis could soon be legal in Switzerland

An amendment to the Narcotic Drugs Act proposed by the Federal Council was widely approved this week during the parliamentary consultation procedure.

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