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Old 22.08.2015, 10:51
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Re: "when will you go back to XXX (your country name)"

Depends how it gets asked, I guess.
I said once that "I do not plan to go back, for now" and the answer I got (from a Swiss colleague) was along the lines that he was surprised to meet someone who doesn't find Switzerland boring and count the days till they go back home....
so I what if some are fishing for compliments?
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Old 22.08.2015, 10:56
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Re: "when will you go back to XXX (your country name)"

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Yup. Ten years and counting, and never once been asked.
I'll trump that - 25 years and never been asked either!
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Old 22.08.2015, 11:05
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Re: "when will you go back to XXX (your country name)"

Never been asked, but I guess I preempt that by saying that both of us love our jobs and it's a great country for kids.

5 1/2 years here.
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Re: "when will you go back to XXX (your country name)"

people pretty much everywhere in Europe ask expats if they are going home. I wouldn't view it negatively, many times they are frankly trying to assess whether or not it is worth their time to get to know you, since expats tend to come and go on a frequent basis.
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Old 22.08.2015, 12:36
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Re: "when will you go back to XXX (your country name)"

I had the reverse conversation for the first year I was here:

"Hi, I'm Adrian. I'm from England and have come to work in Basel for a while, probably for another 6 months or a year max".
"hahaha, you'll love it here and end up staying!".
"hahaha, no I fuking won't, don't tell me how I will live my life".

Been here over 5 years now. Bastards.
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Old 23.08.2015, 13:20
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Re: "when will you go back to XXX (your country name)"

I have been told to f off back to where i came from a few times from a deranged woman who is actually French and has only lived here for ten years.

The only damage she did was she asked me to F off back to England.
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Old 23.08.2015, 13:40
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Re: "when will you go back to XXX (your country name)"

When I see XXX in the subject line, I expect the thread to be about porn. Very disappointed.

And I get asked when I'm leaving by every single English speaking person I meet. I guess I have that effect on people.
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Old 26.08.2015, 02:29
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When I see XXX in the subject line, I expect the thread to be about porn. Very disappointed.

And I get asked when I'm leaving by every single English speaking person I meet. I guess I have that effect on people.
I would only ask you how long have you been here and do you like it here.
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