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Guest 26.06.2014 10:35

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185527)
I don't see the issue with this. That's what I did, I was offered a job and I thought I'd give it a shot. I did the same when I moved to Bahrain and I know many foreigners who moved to the UK because they thought it would be interesting to live there.

But you were offered a job then came here. The issue IM has is with those that do it the other way round - they suddenly have a desire to move to Switzerland that manifests out of thin air and they then want us to tell them how to find a job here.

MidfieldGeneral 26.06.2014 10:43

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But you were offered a job then came here. The issue IM has is with those that do it the other way round - they suddenly have a desire to move to Switzerland that manifests out of thin air and they then want us to tell them how to find a job here.
I think its great to have a sense of adventure, I was offered a job here and in London simultaneously and I thought it would be interesting to live in CH so I took the job without ever having been to CH because I heard it was nice and I was curious.

Mrs. Doolittle 26.06.2014 13:02

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
I have two:

1. People with zero post count who send me a PM with a question which in most cases has been asked and answered a thousand times here.

2. People who send a PM and don't sign their real name.

Castro 26.06.2014 13:13

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
grammaer and speling peedants :mad:

FuriousRose 26.06.2014 13:14

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Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2185692)
grammaer and speling peedants :mad:

I'm sure it will be amusing if EF has an autocorrect :D

Island Monkey 26.06.2014 13:30

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185562)
I think its great to have a sense of adventure, I was offered a job here and in London simultaneously and I thought it would be interesting to live in CH so I took the job without ever having been to CH because I heard it was nice and I was curious.

That's different! You had a job, therefore could get a permit.. Therefore no problem, that's what I did too, although I'd been to Switzerland for a couple of weeks before hand, it gave me no clue what it was like to live here!

That's very different however to "Hi, I'm non-EU, I've never been to Switzerland, I don't speak any of the languages, I have no skills, how can I move to Switzerland?"

Sbrinz 26.06.2014 13:36

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When I meet new foreign people here I ask them "Why did you move here?" "I find it's usually for love or money, nobody moves here for the chocolate nor for the mountains."

But it is true isn't it? We all came here for love or money.

Guest 26.06.2014 13:48

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Not really a pet hate - but it always makes me chuckle how people take news articles at face value - especially when they don't actually follow the links to the original articles... ;)

mirfield 26.06.2014 14:11

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Not really a pet hate - but it always makes me chuckle how people take news articles at face value - especially when they don't actually follow the links to the original articles... ;)
Similarly with thread titles;

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What's your EF pet hate?
"I can't stand those stupid chihuahuas that people carry in a handbag. I mean, really, what's the point? Are they even real dogs?"

SOBEIT 26.06.2014 14:27

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Folk that go off -topic when discussing a particular subject. Oh, that's me, sorry.

MidfieldGeneral 26.06.2014 14:42

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2185715)
That's different! You had a job, therefore could get a permit.. Therefore no problem, that's what I did too, although I'd been to Switzerland for a couple of weeks before hand, it gave me no clue what it was like to live here!

That's very different however to "Hi, I'm non-EU, I've never been to Switzerland, I don't speak any of the languages, I have no skills, how can I move to Switzerland?"

thanks, how many examples of this are there on EF?

PaddyG 26.06.2014 14:45

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I knew I'd find this somewhere...

http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Kris/peeve.png

mirfield 26.06.2014 14:52

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185808)
thanks, how many examples of this are there on EF?

A fair few. Definitely enough for it to ne noticeable.

Guest 26.06.2014 15:04

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Not really a pet hate - but it always makes me chuckle how people take news articles at face value - especially when they don't actually follow the links to the original articles... ;)
Maybe...but who in their mind is ever going to click through on a hatemail link?

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Originally Posted by MidfieldGeneral (Post 2185808)
thanks, how many examples of this are there on EF?

They don't always exactly tick all 4 boxes but there seems to be at least one or two a week. Noticed one earlier today.

3Wishes 26.06.2014 15:20

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
People who don't use the multiquote function. :p

Guest 26.06.2014 15:51

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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 2185864)
People who don't use the multiquote function. :p

Even when there's several minutes between each post and everyene else has been too dopey to post something fresh themselves in between?

mirfield 26.06.2014 15:57

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He probably did. He lies.








People who don't quote at all.

SOBEIT 26.06.2014 16:21

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Not enough of AussieSwiss, Vegen Chef and the like.

MusicChick 26.06.2014 17:16

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
My own typos.

miniMia 26.06.2014 22:32

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 2185758)
"I can't stand those stupid chihuahuas that people carry in a handbag. I mean, really, what's the point? Are they even real dogs?"

Whooaaa! Hold up. You've now crossed the line.

Pistols at dawn!!! :msnmad:


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