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21 posts, 13:38 today
Salary Increment
Take into account that most companies do expect you to increase with time your skills and performance in the same position for the same salary basically. Asking for 15% without a large increase in responsibility and grade would not reflect…
Started by: martinboss · 24.Sep.2022 · Employment
30 posts, 13:21 today
Sept. 25 Vote
You really understand the consequences of not ensuring that everyone is adequately saving for retirement…. So in very simple terms, if they don’t have enough, they are going to take some of yours and there won’t be a dam thing…
Started by: st2lemans · 22.Sep.2022 · Swiss politics/news
51 posts, 13:02 today
Solar for the home
It's very likely because of the orientation and situation of our panels. We have 36 x 330 W panels facing directly West at 20° inclination, and 16 x 330 W panels facing directly East at 40° inclination. To our East is a ridge which…
Started by: Penelopy · 9.May.2022 · Daily life
4 posts, 12:51 today
Widow’s pension, ex spouse, divorce
Started by: Fergi · 25.Sep.2022 · Family matters/health
22 posts, 12:42 today
Britain's Liz Truss sees France as a likely foe
A not terribly original short walk through cultural disambiguation Tin Lizzy Ford Model T 1925 Thin Lizzy Irish rock group 1969 - 1983 Thick Lizzy Elizabeth Truss (Current PM of the UK) As usual, nothing improved over the…
Started by: John William · 26.Aug.2022 · International affairs/politics
46 posts, 12:28 today
Fuel Prices
Just spent a week in Calais and set off home on Friday myself. Over the last few days I saw that the stations in and around Calais were filled with queues of British registered cars stretching out far onto the roads, even in one case…
Started by: Spinal · 18.Mar.2021 · Transportation/driving
12 posts, 12:18 today
Rant about the UK passport office
I can’t help but feel the Foreign Office needs to be dismantled and be replaced by a more practical department. As they seem to go out of their way to make life difficult for the ordinary citizen. The only land border the UK has…
Started by: catandmouse · 23.Sep.2022 · Complaints corner
65 posts, 11:41 today
Shinzo Abe
The majority of Japanese now disagree with the state funeral, especially as it will cost roughly 20% more than Queen Elizabeth's state funeral. The connections of Abe and many of his party to the Unification Church have been a huge…
Started by: slammer · 8.Jul.2022 · International affairs/politics
27 posts, 11:33 today
Visiting Zurich Zoo
We love the Zurich Zoo. Families in Zurich should definitely consider the annual pass. 210 CHF for the family for the year. It seems a bit steep, but the regular entry is pretty spendy too. We figured out we would have to go 3-4 times to…
Started by: ruthy1982 · 29.Oct.2011 · Travel/day trips/free time
2 posts, 11:29 today
TelC A2 test: Any recent experience?
Started by: libraOct · 11.Sep.2022 · Language corner
7 posts, 11:08 today
Best place to exchange USD for CHF in Zurich
Not always ;) Upstairs in the UBS branch in front of Cornavin rail station they have a safe for cash where they hold CHF 10mio, USD 10mio, GBP 10mio and €10mio It would be fairly stupid to change USD 100k as banknotes as the…
Started by: Coffeeandcigs · 24.Sep.2022 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 10:05 today
Already in the apartment, insurance options
Started by: malo · 25.Sep.2022 · Insurance
2 posts, 09:51 today
Looking for a badminton buddy in Zurich!
Started by: Silvia · 23.Sep.2022 · Introductions
39 posts, 08:54 today
Warm water bill-apartment Zurich.
Also the increase in payment is not from CHF 150 to 850, rather you have to include the nebenkosten prepayments. So the increase is from roughly CHF 1,500 to CHF 2,300. A 53% increase. Given the costs are basically for gas (almost…
Started by: pauljay · 19.Sep.2022 · Housing in general
7 posts, 08:38 today
Suspicious / bad recruiters
:rofl: how naive! Recruiters are salespeople. Their job is to contact customers. You, the candidate, are NOT their customer. - you are what they are selling. They will phone you to get leads. Your boss's name, any projects going on…
Started by: Genfersee · 20.Sep.2022 · Daily life
5 posts, 08:34 today
Didecyldimethylammonium chloride
Started by: Phil_MCR · 24.Sep.2022 · Housing in general
12 posts, 01:57 today
Postdoc salary and life
@Toniy, it‘s as Minimimi took the time and effort to succinctly explain. Many of us otherwise have been taken-aback by your rude and lazy request for info. Even before Bachelors, most are well aware of how best to perform basic…
Started by: toniy · 24.Sep.2022 · Daily life
10 posts, 23:08 yesterday
Looking for 3.5 + apartment in Buchs SG
Continue trying here after some applications refused's. I tried to rent a 4,5 bedroom because one will be my wife's office and other for guests, but the owners keep asking why the 3 bedrooms. So we give up and now are trying to rent a…
Started by: smarley · 4.Jul.2022 · Property wanted
63 posts, 22:41 yesterday
Ready for higher interest rates?
If it is true that the prices started to fall than banks will value the houses lower than the asking price. The more the price falls the bigger the gap between what the seller wants and what the bank says it is worth. So over time less…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 20.Sep.2022 · Finance/banking/taxation
10 posts, 21:30 yesterday
Health insurance - traps and troubles
Get Rega. It's not insurance. It's a rescue service that will either come and rescue you, or help coordinate logistics to get you back to CH, even if you have an accident abroad. They bill your insurance(s), and whatever isn't covered…
Started by: marcofbbr · 23.Sep.2022 · Insurance
65 posts, 20:19 yesterday
Beware of church tax
When I registered from abroad as a citizen-resident in a small commune in Valais I was asked my religion. I replied "Juif". I don't think the clerk in this canton très catholique had ever encountered a Jew before. As it happens my canton…
Started by: Iskander · 7.Mar.2020 · Finance/banking/taxation
9 posts, 19:32 yesterday
Where to meet new people in Basel?
English speakers are exactly not what OP is looking for. Kudos rotblau for immediately starting on your German. I believe something like a Verein, as suggested by Islander, is much more useful to help you with that than some pub, whether…
Started by: rotblau · 24.Sep.2022 · Daily life
90 posts, 17:03 yesterday
Russian nuclear attack on Ukraine
What? So Ukraine would use the laws of the bullshit republics to execute its citizen? That's your point? There was a UN report yesterday that alleged that Russian "soldiers" had raped a 4 year old girl. Maybe you should direct your…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 21.Sep.2022 · International affairs/politics
6 posts, 14:55 yesterday
Tax difference after marriage: wife working…
Hi! 8 years later this post becomes active again. I married my wife who has a "permis C" a few days ago. I will continue to work outside of Switzerland, and I don't know how many days a year I will spend in Switzerland (probably less…
Started by: pk86 · 3.Jun.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
29 posts, 12:24 yesterday
Great roads to ride for motorbikes
Namibia and South Africa sounds very exotic. How is the riding over there? Locally I like the Pragel-Ibergeregg loop and the panorama road behind Pilatus, but these roads are not legally accessible on weekends. Internationally I…
Started by: xDiavel · 12.Mar.2020 · Transportation/driving
5 posts, 10:18 yesterday
Buying a flat in Germany as a British citizen
Started by: ozksean · 23.Sep.2022 · Housing in general
12 posts, 10:10 yesterday
Who else is about to close their Credit…
Nothing, that is until we read something in the paper, but they are a bank and pretty much every bank runs into a scandal or two, it’s the nature of the business, but none of these things render the bank unable to service the…
Started by: Geminder · 23.Sep.2022 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 10:01 yesterday
Train, Mobility, motorbike or car? Which…
Started by: antonio · 23.Sep.2022 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 08:01 yesterday
Niederurnen in Glarus
Started by: Elisabeth · 22.Sep.2022 · Housing in general
21 posts, 07:16 yesterday
Unwanted partitioning of the apartment
I think that was srarDeMer’s point. Most people have that clause even if they don’t have the official moving date thing. If the OP gave notice now before the end of September he would still have at least 4 months to find…
Started by: TomQ · 12.Sep.2022 · Housing in general
13 posts, 00:29 yesterday
Gemeinderating 2022
https://www.bfs.admin.ch... Basel City seems to score high, consistently. You don't want a high-amount of b&e-s, larcenies and car-thefts, basically. Murders are rarely statistically significant (and aren't separated out in…
Started by: higgsboson · 22.Sep.2022 · Daily life
8 posts, 22:53 23.Sep.2022
Scam heads up while selling your used goods
We've had this scam many times on Facebook Marketplace. It's annoying. We block them and move on. We also specify that we only accept payment via TWINT or IBAN, no cash. That helps sort the wheat from the chaff. We mostly use Ricardo…
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 19.Sep.2022 · Complaints corner
7 posts, 19:10 23.Sep.2022
Gymnasium Transfer
Talking Zurich experience- yes it's possible but depends on the Gymi and the reasons etc. Your best bet is to contact the Rektorat of the Gymi you want to transfer to and either explain your request or ask for an appointment to discuss…
Started by: markalex · 28.Aug.2022 · Education
11 posts, 18:56 23.Sep.2022
Experience with Fust repairs?
My personal experience has only been a nightmare each time when needing service / repair - used them because I can put the points on my Coop card. Always at the Bahnhofstreasse Zurich. But, as result stopped buying from them since years…
Started by: Honu · 23.Sep.2022 · Daily life
16 posts, 17:51 23.Sep.2022
Support for separation as a non-ch person…
Unfortunately, yes, there have indeed been such terrible cases! It's worse when neither parent is Swiss parent because then the children aren't necessarily Swiss, either. In one case I read about, one parent and the children were even…
Started by: Bluelagoon29 · 20.Sep.2022 · Family matters/health
11 posts, 16:38 23.Sep.2022
Buying a car from Germany or France
Hi Alex, No, you should ask the car dealer if he agrees for VAT refunds BEFORE you visit him for aa car you are interested into, it is up to the car dealer unfortunately to decide if he even reverts you the VAT money or not, even if you…
Started by: keyboardandmouse · 13.Jul.2022 · Travel/day trips/free time
8 posts, 15:40 23.Sep.2022
Does third party liability insurance cover…
As you provide no link to your insurance's general term and condition: We do not know them. Read the general terms and conditions if damages by pets are covered, if certain damages are excluded, or if this is an optional part. Be…
Started by: opartal · 22.Sep.2022 · Insurance
9 posts, 13:45 23.Sep.2022
Expat Buy to let mortgage: UK
Would like to follow this thread as curious what people say and recommendations. On my side: for a BTL this is doable as the main criteria is rent vs repayment. For a second home, this is much more complicated to impossible (with UK…
Started by: SJLondon · 22.Sep.2022 · Housing in general
24 posts, 12:38 23.Sep.2022
Tennis legend Roger Federer announces his…
He will be missed!!! I have never seen anyone play with so much elegance and "ease". The one and only: Roger Federer. Btw, in case you didn't already, there's a great book a fan of his shouldn't miss - "The Roger Federer Story: Quest for…
Started by: BritS · 15.Sep.2022 · Swiss politics/news
6 posts, 11:36 23.Sep.2022
Agency not responding to applicants
Since no one has mentioned it yet - this is a perfect reason to join and contact the Mietverband. Another EF user described that the Mietverband provides expert legal advice for apartment rental issues for a fraction of the cost of a…
Started by: william clayton · 22.Sep.2022 · Housing in general
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