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3 posts, 10:28 today
Washing machines & rental contracts
Started by: DavidRaphael · 23.Nov.2017 · Housing in general
21 posts, 10:21 today
Black Friday - what is it?
Oh Black Friday... how I miss thee Entertainment is what it is, driving by all the major stores watching people line up the night before or early morning. Some even bring tents, sleeping bags and a portable bbq to be the first to get…
Started by: justjen · 21.Nov.2017 · Other/general
29 posts, 10:18 today
Dress code
Hmmm this really really depends on where you are... If you don't have to pay for the move, I'd bring everything along but plan on adjusting to local styles. As anywhere and particularly in kids' worlds, count on the fact that there will be…
Started by: americanteen · 22.Nov.2017 · Education
29 posts, 10:09 today
They should have put a bullet
Looking at the history of the Balkans it would seem to me that they killed each other quite a bit, only Tito held the lid on that pot of ethnic hate and even when he was alive the different tribes were just waiting for him to pop his…
Started by: omtatsat · 22.Nov.2017 · International affairs/politics
16 posts, 10:02 today
Early childhood and Primary teacher
Ah, just realized the OP is still working on bachelors. My reply still goes for teaching assistant positions (and supply lists) in the same schools. They don't pay well, but will get your foot in the door.
Started by: Nightshade · 21.Nov.2017 · Introductions
44 posts, 09:53 today
New neighbor renting out apt. as Airbnb, legal?
Is that one person your only neighbor then? At any rate: fair enough if that is what you want, but then I guess you need to pick where you live even more carefully. A Genossenschaft also isn't an 'automatic' community. Cause AirBnB or…
Started by: Swisstobe · 21.Nov.2017 · Housing in general
3 posts, 09:46 today
How to become a legal frontalier...
Started by: ifisabel · 22.Nov.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 09:42 today
German courses in St Gallen- any advice?
Started by: RachS · 24.Apr.2012 · Language corner
85 posts, 09:41 today
Cost of dentists in Switzerland
Bringing this back from the dead as I've been to the dentist for my first time in CH and wanted to get some feedback. Story in short, I decided to try out a dentist (which was recommended on EF by some people) so I made an appointment. In…
Started by: gnartyuh · 16.Jul.2008 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 09:30 today
Tire depth and MFK
Started by: clawhammer · 22.Nov.2017 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 09:23 today
Best crossbow for jacking game?
Started by: st2lemans · 22.Nov.2017 · Food and drink
47 posts, 09:22 today
Mystery space object may be first confirmed…
I would like to think that any intelligent species would be similar to us in their way of thinking, given a similar set of problems nature will get to a similar answer. But I think that at some point machines and biologics will mix if…
Started by: marton · 28.Oct.2017 · International affairs/politics
24 posts, 09:02 today
Second Pillar Inheritance?
@Meloncollie, is this inheritable portion, like in HIAO's scheme, an option that the surviving spouse can elect instead of a life-long spouse's pension? Her scheme seems to be more favourable than your OH's, though, since
Started by: Dack Rambo · 22.Nov.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 08:52 today
Looking for app Developer Android + iOS
Started by: StirB · 12.Apr.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
17 posts, 08:51 today
Don't use sunrise
And our experiences with Swisscom have been fine for nearly 20 years. Sometimes I wonder if it's more a glitch in these companies' operating procedures than a consistent problem across the board. Our experience with Sunrise has also…
Started by: Rickt · 8.Nov.2017 · Complaints corner
15 posts, 08:39 today
DHL package received in my name and address…
The seller should send you a return label so that you can send it back free of charge. You have done your bit. Now it's up to the seller. And if in 6 months still nothing then the goods are yours.Who is the seller?
Started by: ruskasinthehouse · 14.Nov.2017 · Complaints corner
3 posts, 07:33 today
Mouthwash can trigger diabetes and high…
Started by: marton · 22.Nov.2017 · Family matters/health
15 posts, 07:20 today
Advice on health insurance provider - 2018
I moved here in 2015 and have been with Santas since then. Premium has gone up in 2016 2017 and now 2018. I pay around 290.- with a 2500.- deductible. I registered for an account on their website just to be able to see the…
Started by: splishsplash · 23.Oct.2017 · Insurance
52 posts, 07:05 today
Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV
I thought the same...until I had the opportunity to see The Revenant in 4K Blu-Ray...needs to be seen to be appreciated. Streamed 4K is perfectly fine, but watching uncompressed 4K content off a quality Blu-Ray player takes it to…
Started by: Verbier · 21.Nov.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
11 posts, 22:45 yesterday
InterDiscount is selling halb-tax 50% off…
You can be the contractpartner who buys the pass and pays for it, and the pass can be on her name, all you would need is her data, a photo and a copy of her ID. If this sale has the restriction that the discount does not work due to…
Started by: rlchen · 20.Nov.2017 · Transportation/driving
51 posts, 22:12 yesterday
RAV and overseas job hunting
During your garden leave you are not in a control period even if you register with RAV. Basically you can do whatever you want without having to inform anyone, just at the end of your garden leave period you have to hand over your proves…
Started by: evansdav · 23.Feb.2017 · Employment
3 posts, 21:53 yesterday
Looking for a good car garage between Jougne…
Started by: yacek · 21.Nov.2017 · Transportation/driving
8 posts, 21:48 yesterday
Saint Martin, is that a loaf in your hand?
https://www.pilgerherber... Years ago, I read the story of St.Martin to my little students. Especially the boys were fascinated, because Martin had been a proud roman officer with horse and sword before he became a christian. We made…
Started by: olygirl · 22.Nov.2017 · International affairs/politics
12 posts, 21:35 yesterday
Pricing extras on a second hand X3 using…
As I said, Eurotax is a guide only, and the Swiss market places a premium on black cars with black interiors (and other desirable combinations) so if this is what you want you are probably going to have to pay a little more than you…
Started by: tr85858 · 15.Nov.2017 · Transportation/driving
57 posts, 21:21 yesterday
Zimbabwe, Military Coup rumours?
video in wrong settings - check. throwing out pictures of the person you venerated until last week - check. not caring if someone outside might be hurt by thrown picture - check. Happened so many times before, usually ends in tears.
Started by: marton · 14.Nov.2017 · International affairs/politics
8 posts, 20:22 yesterday
Radiation testing / monitoring foodstuffs
Good question, and I also have no answer. Have noticed that even the bio labelled wild mushrooms from both Migros and Coop are from places with higher levels of radioactive substances e.g. Ruthenium.
Started by: alemap · 21.Nov.2017 · Food and drink
36 posts, 20:14 yesterday
Old Spice
FWIW, in case anybody's currently looking for a source, I've been buying my Old Spice products from Tonsus at (what I think are) reasonable prices. (Dunno why, but after we arrived here, the OH decided that's what I should wear, and I…
Started by: MarkanBL · 13.Aug.2012 · Family matters/health
16 posts, 19:31 yesterday
What to do with all the Euro coins?
Amateur. DB used to accept EUR with 1.5 conversation rate (exchange given in CHF) on their Swiss destinations. Paying with a 100 EUR bill for your beer gave you not just a free beer but about 20 CHF earning :)
Started by: Nina123 · 20.Aug.2011 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 19:30 yesterday
Looking for teacher of German language in ZUG
Started by: Market · 13.Nov.2017 · Language corner
17 posts, 19:19 yesterday
Fine for running non-homologated tires &…
IDK, I have been in those random checks before and if they happen this time of the year are they mostly in the line of "see, we are doing something against the home invasions...". They checked the content of the car more than the car…
Started by: Capo · 22.Nov.2017 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 18:57 yesterday
Lost two months of emails from my Yahoo account
I closed my Yahoo account. They are a mess! Over 3 billion user accounts have been hacked. Not saying this is what happened to you; however, you might want to consider deleting the account altogether. Here is some information: Here Here…
Started by: Greenhill · 22.Nov.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
8 posts, 17:47 yesterday
Shifting, dismantling and refitting
There's an Ikea in Spreitenbach. But with Waldshut an option that's probably the better option anyway. Others will have to provide info on that, or search for "Leuchte kaufen Waldshut" or "Lampe kaufen Waldshut", or similar. Also, before…
Started by: Maruti · 22.Nov.2017 · Housing in general
13 posts, 17:38 yesterday
Need a quiet place near Stadelhofen to do…
The FreeStyleLibre is cheaper than the strips. You say that you must check before each meal and in the evening - 3 meals a day? 4 times a day - 120 strips a month. Each strip costs 1chf. = 120CHF. Also you must test first thing in the…
Started by: Gnu · 30.Oct.2017 · Family matters/health
31 posts, 17:14 yesterday
Injured crow
It is a large number of birds (out of an estimated 20 billion birds a year). There's evidence that cats have wiped out some species on islands, but the evidence that cats are actually a problem on the mainland is lacking. The simple…
Started by: GodWilling · 21.Nov.2017 · Pet corner
14 posts, 17:01 yesterday
Pharmacist looking for help work and study…
As a non-EU the chance to obtain a work permit in CH as a pharmecist is zero. My wife(Non-EU) is studying master in pharmacy in Switzerland and their department head has told her clearly that it is impossible to get an independent work…
Started by: AiLuv · 18.Nov.2017 · Employment
31 posts, 16:34 yesterday
Galaxus.ch has terrible customer support
This attitude is too prevalent here - and is wrong in so many ways. If I buy something from a shop here, my contract is with the shop and not with the manufacturer, the shipper, the metal ore mining company or anyone else - it's with…
Started by: webdev · 13.Apr.2015 · Complaints corner
52 posts, 16:33 yesterday
Patsycat. RIP
Shedding a tear for this lovely lady I was unfortunate enough not to know, as through reading her posts ... she was a great one. Life is so precious, I have been closely impacted by cancer twice in recent years and it has taught me to…
Started by: Anjela · 18.Nov.2017 · Daily life
13 posts, 16:32 yesterday
Is asbestos check mandatory before renovation
AIUI it's the dust that's the issue, not the solid compacted stuff. Problem with removing it is breaking it up tends to create dust. However, my parents lived in an era when asbestos was *the* heat insulator par excellence; everyone know…
Started by: samuelluo · 20.Nov.2017 · Housing in general
25 posts, 16:13 yesterday
Money transfer UBS to an Indian Bank Account…
You can place transfer request in UBS for the same day eg. for today 22/11/2017. There should be no extra charges. The money will get debited from your CHF account instantaneously. However, it will take a day or two (or more) to reach…
Started by: Ranganathan · 2.Sep.2010 · Finance/banking/taxation
14 posts, 15:54 yesterday
Engineering Job market
My current friends and acquaintances who are civil engineers say that the job market in Switzerland is great for them. They can easily get a job within a short time or just a few applications. So I guess things are constantly changing and…
Started by: AJAXX · 21.Nov.2017 · Employment
The Local Switzerland
Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

Under a new rule passed by the Thurgau cantonal government on Wednesday foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship in the canton will be required to speak German to B2 level, higher than the new federal requirement of B1 that comes into force in January 2018.

Basel shock Manchester United with late winner

Basel shock Manchester United with late winner

Manchester United were forced to wait to book a place in the Champions League last 16 as Michael Lang's last-gasp strike gave Basel a shock 1-0 win at St Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

Study: average Swiss household has 7,000 francs monthly disposable income

Study: average Swiss household has 7,000 francs monthly disposable income

The average household in Switzerland has nearly 7,000 francs a month in disposable income, according to a new report by the Swiss statistics office, though 61 percent of homes have less than that.

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