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83 posts, 21:07 today
Are foreign students with low income disliked…
You should be fine. But you are right to ask the question, talk to them about this subject of low income (low income people) and you 'll find the Swiss are kind of prejudiced against low income people, there must be something wrong…
Started by: BeyondTheMoon · 21.Jun.2017 · Introductions
57 posts, 21:01 today
Cranio sacral therapy...any commentaries…
Sorry, I'm not a Sufi Master, but I know a few things about Bacon. Here are 4 of them: Idols of the Tribe Idols of the Cave Idols of the Marketplace Idols of the Theater Just being able to name some great thinker does not mean that…
Started by: Shalom17 · 19.Sep.2012 · Family matters/health
9 posts, 20:56 today
Shocking news!
Started by: pilatus1 · 23.Jun.2017 · International affairs/politics
83 posts, 20:32 today
Understanding the Swiss... when they speak…
That's why I only book exact dates ... not days. It's an endless thing every time;" ... how about next Friday - which, this one - yes, the next one ... the 28th? ... no idea ... the one in 10 days is the 28th ... if you say so ... so that…
Started by: Spinal · 23.Jun.2017 · Daily life
10 posts, 20:23 today
How are classes mixed going from class 3 -> 4
Hi all, Just as a followup to this thread, I had a chat to my daughter's class teacher today, and also the Schulleiterin, and they both confirmed that the classes were mixed evenly on ability, male-female ratio, and "child-difficulty"…
Started by: Kash_Z · 14.Jun.2017 · Education
1 post, 20:04 today
NI police informer charged with 5 murders…
Started by: Sbrinz · 23.Jun.2017 · International affairs/politics
2 posts, 19:47 today
Accommodation in Bern
Started by: Scie · 23.Jun.2017 · Housing in general
82 posts, 18:59 today
Ok, how bad is it?
I hope so, I'm halfway through constructing a pillory. The wood's cut, all I need is to light the force so I can make the fastenings. I was hoping to wait until the sun was down and it got a bit cooler.
Started by: MegsB · 22.Jun.2017 · Transportation/driving
59 posts, 18:46 today
Moving to USA, Shipping quotes
One more thing to possibly look at given you are trying to fit everything into a 20' container would be a High Cube (HC) container. It is 9'6" high while a regular container is 8'6" high. Regular 20' container - 33.1m3 High Cube 20'…
Started by: Holly210 · 4.Mar.2014 · Leaving Switzerland
9 posts, 18:46 today
Cancelling a mobile phone subscription at…
Yes they are correct - https://www.admin.ch/opc... excludes the rule if the consumer "expressly desired the negotiations", which I guess would be the case if you called them. I still don't think they can reasonably charge to send…
Started by: alsion · 23.Jun.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
13 posts, 18:42 today
How do I get UK TV whilst in Switzerland?
Which doesn't work from non-UK IP addresses. To be fair, it's only been like that for five years or so, so judging by the age of posts you're replying to here I guess you haven't seen that news yet.
Started by: Prabs · 27.Feb.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
9 posts, 18:09 today
Working Assessment
Presumably the company has insurance for non-employees on site, though (visitors, clients, suppliers, etc)? Technically the candidate is NOT working, either. Most of the assessments we gave candidates were using old client info with…
Started by: COCH · 21.Jun.2017 · Employment
17 posts, 18:06 today
[Drivers licence] Conversion and questions,…
Hi, just exchanged my US license for CH license (btw, it wasn't a full "exchange" as I got my US license back with a sticker saying "Not valid in Switzerland"). There are no restrictions as to transmission type, only size of the vehicle.…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 20.Mar.2017 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 17:59 today
Bern Dinner Club 4th July, Brasil Grill…
Started by: Sbrinz · 23.May.2017 · Social events
64 posts, 17:41 today
Which places in CH might be interesting…
Thank you for reminding me . When I came here I told myself to never take the beauty of Zurich for granted. My daughter grew-up with it, and so doesn't see it as 'special', although she's travelled quite a bit. I love the city for…
Started by: bicycle · 3.Jul.2016 · Housing in general
3 posts, 17:31 today
Todan. bad moving company. Avoid them
Started by: 3daystubble · 23.Jun.2017 · Complaints corner
9 posts, 17:25 today
Open Air Cinema
Hi all, I'd like to revive this thread. It's open Openair Kino time!! I'm a big fan of the open air cinemas here. It's really unique sitting outside, sipping a beer, and watching a movie under the stars. Here's a link to movies…
Started by: Polorise · 30.May.2007 · Commercial events
58 posts, 16:55 today
Is 120k CHF salary enough to live comfortably?
This is excellent help thank you. I have a great dane and two labrador mixes (but mainly labrador). For the health insurance, that is critical information. If I have any doubt, I should stick to the normal one for the first year…
Started by: Belgian · 20.Jun.2017 · Introductions
58 posts, 16:34 today
Help!! Noise from upstairs...:(((
And the fish/turtle pond has 40 or so new hatchlings. Seems that my wife's son had the great idea to dump two very pregnant goldfish into it a couple weeks ago. :eek: At least the turtles won't starve anytime soon. :p Tom
Started by: tianshi · 3.Jun.2017 · Daily life
11 posts, 16:23 today
Cornertrader
Most serious US brokers have SIPC protection for $500k for cash+securities, $250k for cash only. But be careful to ensure that you're dealing with a US broker and not just its non-US subsidiary which may not be covered. IB UK is not…
Started by: gabri87 · 6.Jun.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
74 posts, 16:05 today
Swiss Judge doesn't understand the concept…
Indeed. In other parts of this beautiful world certain people walk free despite killing four people when driving drunk. After all it's not their own fault, it's their upbringing, thus they can't be held responsible for their deeds.
Started by: Don Molina · 22.Jun.2017 · Complaints corner
18 posts, 15:37 today
Community knit project the fourth - for RufusB
Great! I'd need it by the 6th July... and I think it's about 5 days normal post between here and there. As for sizes... I think the idea is to have lots of things dotted around (am getting info third hand sometimes and some of it…
Started by: RufusB · 22.Jun.2017 · Daily life
21 posts, 15:36 today
Old style, round £1 coin, being withdrawn
Thanks for the history, why do you always sit on my back? I tried to put you on my ignore list with all the other Forum idiots, but as a Moderator I cannot ignore you! Does it matter if it was £20'000 or CHF 20'000 I have simply…
Started by: Sbrinz · 22.Jun.2017 · International affairs/politics
4 posts, 15:33 today
[German] language courses?
Started by: KirstinS · 23.Jun.2017 · Language corner
11 posts, 15:05 today
Tax on shipping goods into CH
I've actually been confused about the wording of the tax-threshold from customs, wouldn't the total value and postage costs have to be 16 francs less than 62 francs, since I routinely get charged 16 francs for customs clearance? It sounds…
Started by: IanEiger · 23.Jun.2017 · Other/general
43 posts, 14:59 today
Darn passport photo booths!
Swiss passport office in Zurich takes the photo for you as you hand in you old pass in a booth. If you don't like it, they take another - all in the price (CHF158 including an ID card and postage of pass and ID home 5 days later)...
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 3.Jun.2017 · Complaints corner
27 posts, 14:54 today
The importance of emergency pet funds.
True. Whilst we would no longer be able to get cat insurance I believe as our cat is too old. If I think how much I have spent on vets in total over the years, it doesn't come close to the total in premiums that we would have had to…
Started by: glowjupiter · 7.Sep.2015 · Pet corner
132 posts, 14:10 today
Australia or Switzerland a better place…
My husband and I grew up in Malaysia. We moved to Australia some 30+ years ago and have been in Switzerland for almost 5 years. We are moving back to Melbourne for medical reasons but would have been happy to live here for a few more…
Started by: AussieAussieAussie · 10.Jun.2017 · Daily life
11 posts, 13:57 today
US Netflix & Unblocker Service
That's interesing, BaselLife. I also have a US Netflix account which is paid for in the US and am no longer able to access through my usual DNS fixes. Spinal - my moral code (twisted though it may be) is that I'm ok abusing the terms set…
Started by: swissmama · 20.Jun.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
24 posts, 13:46 today
Income tax if wife and children live not…
As it seems to differ per Kanton/tax office, only the tax office will be able to tell you for sure. Give them a call, explain the situation and they will help you. My experience is that they are always very helpful.
Started by: Ricardas · 22.Jun.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
7 posts, 13:42 today
Hello all . Can i open a second post bank…
There are two types of "different" accounts - with the same "Stamm" and with different "Stamms". The former ones you can open as many as you want, they most likely will *slightly* differ by IBAN (only 2 or 3 last characters - letter but…
Started by: kosalan · 22.Jun.2017 · Business & entrepreneur
5 posts, 13:39 today
Ideas for Friday Drinks
Started by: Njuguna · 23.Jun.2017 · Entertainment & dining
21 posts, 13:31 today
How to Find A Job, If I am A Filipino Who…
Yup, I understand. Thank you! It's normal to learn the language well. But your idea is great, maybe Inwill try the tourist spots here like Brig, Montreux, and Zermatt ; It's closer to my place. :)
Started by: AngieCsy · 22.Jun.2017 · Introductions
58 posts, 13:20 today
My dog got attack by another dog
But that's a shame as you have to pay for these. I would be happy to give you some of ours, as the town hall has a self-service stand chock-full of them! Alright, technically they are not free if you pay the dog tax, but they are…
Started by: joezoeymetanoia · 15.Jun.2017 · Pet corner
70 posts, 13:19 today
Housing (renting) company went insolvent,…
The claim has to be initiated with one year of the contract ending. The key word is 'initiated'. If the claim has not been started before one year has elapsed then any claims concerning the deposit account are not considered and the bank…
Started by: drjz · 14.Jun.2017 · Housing in general
23 posts, 13:13 today
Hey st2lemans, I assume this is you setting…
Say what you will about Tom, I have trouble imagining him doing the jump that way - it would have meant him wearing a Kevlar reinforced buttplug, which is decidedly "un-tomlike". If it were Tom, he would have done a perfect…
Started by: bonaire · 20.Aug.2015 · Swiss politics/news
18 posts, 12:50 today
An era is passed with the Gottard Basistunnel
If it's about the scenery take the scenic train (Panorama Express). The offer may be broadened subject to demand. So omtatsat, if you really miss the old line you know what you got to do this year and next on the weekends: Prove there's…
Started by: omtatsat · 21.Jun.2017 · Travel/day trips/free time
8 posts, 12:41 today
The Yulin festival has begun!
Started by: st2lemans · 21.Jun.2017 · Food and drink
5 posts, 12:40 today
English hairdresser in Zurich
Started by: Saralou · 22.Jun.2017 · Introductions
7 posts, 12:35 today
Introduction
Hi Everyone, After 15 months in Zurich and having read posts on this forum on and off, I have finally managed to get the time (and courage :)) to sign up on EF. Having spent 22 years in the UK and 5 in the Channel Islands, I managed to…
Started by: Njuguna · 22.Jun.2017 · Introductions
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