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Re: Is Quality of Life in Geneva really that good?

This one sums it up nicely :-)
"75% of Geneva residents are happy with their accommodation"
"We are actually quite happy here"
"We only had to give up on the idea of having children"
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Old 17.03.2017, 11:22
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Re: Is Quality of Life in Geneva really that good?

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She's a woman.
Ok. What do you conclude that from?

That aside, to my knowledge "Nick" is for males only, the female form (or perhaps mixed sex, at least it is in German) is "Nicky" or similar, isn't it?
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Ok. What do you conclude that from?

That aside, to my knowledge "Nick" is for males only, the female form (or perhaps mixed sex, at least it is in German) is "Nicky" or similar, isn't it?
She writes like a woman. Also, she told us in the OP.

By the way, my name isn't really Dougal.
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Re: Is Quality of Life in Geneva really that good?

A gorgeous lady, indeed!
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Old 17.03.2017, 12:08
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Re: Is Quality of Life in Geneva really that good?

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She writes like a woman. Also, she told us in the OP.

By the way, my name isn't really Dougal.
I'm not talking about a nick, he signs with Nick.

I think "As a woman I would not walk alone at night in many areas of Geneva." can just as well come from a male in the sense of "If I was ..". Of course I'm not a native English speaker, but neither is OP (presumably).
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I'm not talking about a nick, he signs with Nick.

I think "As a woman I would not walk alone at night in many areas of Geneva." can just as well come from a male in the sense of "If I was ..". Of course I'm not a native English speaker, but neither is OP (presumably).
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A gorgeous lady, indeed!
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Old 17.03.2017, 18:09
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Re: Is Quality of Life in Geneva really that good?

I'll try to be polite... what an idiotic post from OP. well that was still polite.

anyway, life is about priorities. OP clearly has a priority herself above others, so she wants good swiss salary but have everyone else paid as little as possible, so she doesn't have to pay a lot for the services. and so on, almost every single topic (apart from kindergarten pricing).

to every problem described, there is some solution. but it's a bit easier to just moan, right?

if you don't like it here so much and back home is so great, why suffering here any longer? to me as mountain lover, denmark is one of ugliest countries in whole world, people colder than antarctic during winter, taxation is not even funny anymore but that's me... so i am not in denmark cursing how horrible that country is, and how rosy back home everything is. so why stay here? money? it obviously doesn't work for you.

why not make a room for somebody who actually wants to be here and has this arcane skill called adaptation to current environment?
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Of course I'm not a native English speaker
Yes, very obviously. But I am. I've been speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending English quite well for decades now.

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neither is OP (presumably)
She speaks, or at least writes, English a hell of a lot better than you do.

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I think "As a woman I would not walk alone at night in many areas of Geneva." can just as well come from a male in the sense of "If I was ..".
Then you'd be wrong. By the way, "were" is the heavily preferred form in the subjunctive mood.

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Of course not. Basic English grammar: your name is Breakfast. Your husband, father or possibly dominatrix is called Dougal.
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Your husband, father or possibly dominatrix is called Dougal.
Dog. It was my dog.
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why not make a room for somebody who actually wants to be here and has this arcane skill called adaptation to current environment?
Surely there is still room in Switzerland for people who don't drink the Kool-Aid? Or is it mean to be a sort of back-slapping congratulatory echo chamber

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Old 17.03.2017, 19:56
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Here's a great advert for Geneva today... come & work for 6 francs per hour.
"4 people have already applied to this job on Indeed."
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Here's a great advert for Geneva today... come & work for 6 francs per hour.
"4 people have already applied to this job on Indeed."
Yes but you have to remember, the salaries are higher in Switzerland in general and so it fits the local economy.

Chances are, this person wouldn't be as well paid in their home country so earning CHF50/day in the Unbearable Smugness of Schweiz is a privilege.

One further stepping stone, beyond even Phil Collins and Tina Turner levels of quality of life / washer-dryer combos, is that if you really, final, absolutely make it big, you might have a box spring bed instead of slats and a frame.
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everything in ch is scarce, the size of your appartment, the size of Hotel rooms, the restaurant portions and so on.
Restaurant portions?

We normally take home doggy bags as the portions here are HUGE!

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One further stepping stone, beyond even Phil Collins and Tina Turner levels of quality of life / washer-dryer combos, is that if you really, final, absolutely make it big, you might have a box spring bed instead of slats and a frame.
There's not room for either of them in my bed. I have enough wrinkles without theirs. I wouldn't say no to warming up Stan or Bastian Baker though.
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Surely there is still room in Switzerland for people who don't drink the Kool-Aid? Or is it mean to be a sort of back-slapping congratulatory echo chamber

Nah, I too enjoy a good rant about the smugness of some of the Swiss (quite childish and harmless compared to the one of EFers, but that's another story) and the paradoxes of Ch, but I'm afraid the other poster was spot on about OP.

That being said, I wouldn't live anywhere in the French part, not just Geneva. I prefer downright/in-your-face-arrogance/"unbearable smugness" than the poorly hidden one. It makes a difference, in the first case you realse very quickly whom are you dealing with. lol

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I think Geneva would be the best city in the world...if it had 1000 pubs like Dublin has! No pub crawl in Geneva (No, Patsycat, going from Mr Pickwick's to Lady Godiva does not count as a pub crawl! ) and if there were, you'd be out of pocket by the time you're on your second pint!

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Finally, my experience is that doctors are so much overpaid here, it's quite ridiculous. They earn at least 5x more than in France I would say.
As a medic working in CH, I neither feel overpaid nor rich. I make more or less the same amount of money you were offered according to your previous thread regarding your relocation from Singapore to CH. I wonder what your background is in order to allow you judging medics' salaries and how much your counterparts earn in France?

BTW, your calculation is wrong:
https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2...ies-make/?_r=0
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Nah, I too enjoy a good rant about the smugness of some of the Swiss (quite childish and harmless compared to the one of EFers, but that's another story) and the paradoxes of Ch, but I'm afraid the other poster was spot on about OP.

That being said, I wouldn't live anywhere in the French part, not just Geneva. I prefer downright/in-your-face-arrogance/"unbearable smugness" than the poorly hidden one. It makes a difference, in the first case you realse very quickly whom are you dealing with. lol


"I wouldn't live anywhere in the French part"...unbearable smugness indeed!
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