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1 post, 02:00 today
Anti-theft washing line, or suggestions,…
Started by: doropfiz · 15.Dec.2019 · Items wanted
10 posts, 01:22 today
Job offer as contractor at ubs
You don't say how long you've been working in Switzerland but remember that should you ever lose your job and want to apply to the RAV for help, you need to have worked for 12 months in the last 2 years. If you're a contractor, I…
Started by: Giankan · 14.Dec.2019 · Employment
10 posts, 01:05 today
Anyone wanna be friends?
If you do feel so down and trapped that you just can't seem to make yourself even put on your jacket and get out of the house, then yes, perhaps you might be depressed and need therapy. In addition to (or sometimes instead of) going to a…
Started by: justintheexpat · 14.Dec.2019 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 00:45 today
Bringing second pillar savings to Germany
Started by: Dack Rambo · 14.Dec.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
24 posts, 23:10 yesterday
Terrible hairdressers on Swiss !!
If ‘all’ hairdressers are crap, there could be a different reason for the OP to consider. Most hairdressers didn’t study in Hogwarts and those are scissors not magic wands that they’re holding.
Started by: swisslondon · 13.Dec.2019 · Complaints corner
8 posts, 22:10 yesterday
Swiss University Entry Problem
Uni Zurich has the same rules. But the rules also says that if you have regularly complete at least the first two years of study (120 ECTS Credits) the rules are relaxed and you no longer need all the mandatory subjects. (If the…
Started by: UltimateKitty · 14.Dec.2019 · Education
5 posts, 21:19 yesterday
Fire Grates
Started by: LPA1975 · 23.Jan.2011 · Housing in general
24 posts, 20:17 yesterday
Los Angeles CA to ZH
From my experience, a lot of the nurses who stay working in the unit are older/have been there for a long time. I think it has to do with the fact that due to seniority and therefore expertise, they don't need to do as much bedside duties…
Started by: brightness · 13.Dec.2019 · Introductions
2 posts, 19:37 yesterday
A big "Hello" from myself and an overly-cute…
Started by: MrBurnley · 14.Dec.2019 · Pet corner
19 posts, 19:16 yesterday
The tricks of Coca Cola
There is around 40g of Carbohydrates in that smaller bottle. The recommended dietary allowance for total carbohydrates is 130 grams daily. So almost 1/3 of your daily allowance. Not only did these bar-stewards hijack Christmas, they…
Started by: omtatsat · 14.Dec.2019 · Daily life
5 posts, 17:38 yesterday
Parcel/Postal services over the French border
Started by: Integer · 12.Dec.2019 · Daily life
17 posts, 12:57 yesterday
Chomage Office
I experienced some rudeness while unemployed in geneva. RAV people in the Deutschschweiz are much nicer. If your personal circumstances allow move to a cheap area in the deutschschweiz like kanton zug while you look for a new job.
Started by: markalex · 13.Dec.2019 · Employment
3 posts, 08:56 yesterday
Best bank accounts
Started by: MWB · 14.Dec.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
19 posts, 00:50 yesterday
Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's only aircraft…
The article says Macron said I the context of the last NATO summit that terrorism is the greatest enemy of NATO countries. The article author commented that latest attacks showed police is more adequate than military to counter the…
Started by: marton · 12.Dec.2019 · International affairs/politics
53 posts, 20:42 13.Dec.2019
Can a non resident open a bank account in…
Opened the account on 5 June 2018. Used a Swiss address of a property I have long owned. I am a CH/US citizen, moved back to CH in March 2019. Had last lived in Switzerland in the 1990s. My grandson is not US: his mum (born in UK) never…
Started by: Wonder woman · 8.Dec.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
18 posts, 19:13 13.Dec.2019
Job offer, 110K, not sure anymore
No bonus. I don't know about the 13 month salary, but that doesn't make a difference...112K (not 110K, actually) is what I get in a year. I don't care if in 12 or 13 pieces. One thing that is very attractive for me in living in…
Started by: NewInTownForever · 12.Dec.2019 · Employment
20 posts, 17:32 13.Dec.2019
Diabetes type 1 in the school
I echo the others who advised you to deal with this in a non-confrontational way. Often the Kindergarten teachers would ask parents to help out when they have a planned activity outside the school. And my kids loved it when I would…
Started by: jjimenez · 11.Dec.2019 · Education
1 post, 17:27 13.Dec.2019
Brass/Copper kitchen taps...Hiendure
Started by: melehowe · 13.Dec.2019 · Housing in general
17 posts, 16:11 13.Dec.2019
Stick'Air - a new measure to fight Geneva's…
My point was, the Italian experience strongly suggest this protection is not really that effective. It would be, if 1. most of global pollution would be caused only by old cars 2. air would clean itself within hours What actually…
Started by: M. Ploymi · 18.Nov.2019 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 15:05 13.Dec.2019
Should I move with the other half of the…
Started by: pauljb · 13.Dec.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
34 posts, 13:16 13.Dec.2019
Gymnasium preparation course Zurich
Hi everyone. Was wondering if the Gymnasium Exams and preperations are different for Canton Schwyz? if yes would someone please direct me to any online reference/ exams for Canton Schwyz.. I looked but landed no where Thanks a lot…
Started by: Panther · 30.Jan.2019 · Education
38 posts, 13:12 13.Dec.2019
Medication Help
It's never acceptable to share prescription meds. A pharmacist or MD would tell you that. A pharmacologist, while clearly having a lot of knowledge in some areas, is neither of those. I also speak from experience.
Started by: danuk · 6.Dec.2019 · Family matters/health
45 posts, 12:33 13.Dec.2019
Ideas for food for Christmas Eve
Maybe this helps Coop's Fooby xmas ideas Migro's Migusto xmas ideas Did this once for eight people: https://schweizerfleisch... Pretty easy to do and if it's too much work to "roll" them, you can buy them anywhere…
Started by: Tom1234 · 9.Dec.2019 · Food and drink
5 posts, 11:36 13.Dec.2019
Hello y'all!
Started by: fumoblu · 12.Dec.2019 · Introductions
3 posts, 10:36 13.Dec.2019
Self-employed but found a job! AHV question...
Started by: spaghetti · 12.Dec.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
5 posts, 05:21 13.Dec.2019
Marble floor tile
Started by: Phil_MCR · 12.Dec.2019 · Housing in general
17 posts, 02:23 13.Dec.2019
European Small Claims Court
And even if he could, the costs of getting a verdict in Switzerland will easily outweigh the 200,- it is like keeping on throwing money in a bucket of which it is unsure if you ever can put the bucket upside down. All I personally…
Started by: Squeeeez · 12.Dec.2019 · Other/general
12 posts, 21:21 12.Dec.2019
Networking for IT freelancers?
I'm leery of LinkedIn as it has a pretty scummy reputation but it seems like I'll have to bite the bullet sooner or later and join. Also, recruiter spam. Okay, so is there any point in bothering if I only know English?
Started by: sbacic · 9.Dec.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
12 posts, 21:15 12.Dec.2019
Options for Christmas photos with Santa…
You know the real reason you couldn't find Santa to take a picture with? (Looks around furtively, whispers) He doesn't exist... :eek: Regards Ian PS. Apologies to little ones (and maybe not so little ones?) reading, to whom this…
Started by: MitzEclipse · 11.Dec.2019 · Daily life
6 posts, 21:06 12.Dec.2019
RIP David Bellamy
Started by: amogles · 12.Dec.2019 · International affairs/politics
10 posts, 20:59 12.Dec.2019
Common German Words while Purchasing Property
A mortgage is a Hypothek. A Hypothek is a type of Verpfändung ... specifically of a house, plot, flat. You don't "verpfänden" your house/plot/flat, you have a "hypothekarische Belastung" on it. But you can verpfänden (pledge/pawn) a …
Started by: Ryan_CH · 12.Dec.2019 · Housing in general
17 posts, 20:41 12.Dec.2019
Want to sell your CBD hemp? Read how it…
has anyone here NOT noticed you can buy legal CBD hemp products at Denner , Aldi, Coop, and any Kiosk in Switzerland? its literally in the cigarette counter, for over 18 year olds. So... why buy privately when swiss grown,…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 22.Nov.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
2 posts, 17:24 12.Dec.2019
How to set up escrow account (Schlichtungsbehörden?)
Started by: Geminder · 12.Dec.2019 · Housing in general
11 posts, 16:34 12.Dec.2019
Worth paying for a ticketed area for [Zurich]…
I will give you an insider tip if you really want to visit this silly thing.But please keep to yourself. Buy yourself a gummy boat! Then sail out on the lake. There is no control here. Don't forget to take a few litres of whisky with…
Started by: Harkets · 9.Dec.2019 · Swiss politics/news
9 posts, 15:53 12.Dec.2019
Virtual Reality Headset
Thank you very much for this. I have ordered the 64gb and am really pleased to have confirmation that I have chosen the right one. It also wouldn't ever have occurred to me that it could have any other function apart from gaming.…
Started by: Klostersgirl · 11.Dec.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
116 posts, 15:51 12.Dec.2019
Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set:…
I am usually ordering de Buyer pans from here: https://www.knivesandtoo... and sometimes on Galaxus: https://www.galaxus.ch/e... First shop has usually one of the lowest prices with shipment to Switzerland, price in shop are still with…
Started by: Chuff · 20.Nov.2019 · Food and drink
46 posts, 14:36 12.Dec.2019
Non-factory rims, FZ Ausweis
Finally I have a new grey card. It was issued after my second visit to the test centre with the same papers I brought the first time, the ABE. The first visit was chf 65. The second was chf 100 and that seems to have included the cost of…
Started by: AthanasiosGR · 1.Nov.2019 · Transportation/driving
31 posts, 14:23 12.Dec.2019
Relaxopet - Anyone used this
I just sold one of our thundershirts to someone who has a dog who is very nervous in the car. She said she has tried everything. I also suggested using a dog ramp and putting treats on it to distract the dog. That worked for us too.
Started by: Mr Dog · 7.Dec.2019 · Pet corner
19 posts, 14:09 12.Dec.2019
Recommend a dermatologist in Zurich area?
@ OP - Have you considered bypassing the dermatologist & going straight to a plastic surgeon? Without going into too many details I had surgery over the summer following a referral from the dermatologist. Thanks to the skill and after care…
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 4.Oct.2018 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 11:33 12.Dec.2019
Pillar 2 transfer
Started by: patrickk · 12.Dec.2019 · Employment
The Local Switzerland
Switzerland's news in English
How the new Léman Express train link will ease Geneva’s traffic woes

How the new Léman Express train link will ease Geneva’s traffic woes

Opening in mid-December, the Léman Express is set to be Europe’s largest cross-border train network. Here’s how it will reduce journey times and cut traffic in and around Geneva.

Swiss canton adopts a minimum wage

Swiss canton adopts a minimum wage

The new law comes four years after voters in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino approved the introduction of a minimum wage in a referendum.

EU nationals to get quicker passport checks at the Geneva airport

EU nationals to get quicker passport checks at the Geneva airport

The new pilot project will save time, especially during peak periods, authorities say

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