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Old 22.09.2006, 18:38
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

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A hopeful update, I squeked by and passed the CELTA course, so maybe I can find a job at a language school when I get back on Sunday.
That is fantastic news, congrats!!! A hard-won battle
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Old 22.09.2006, 18:44
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

Nick Galtos runs your nearest Wall Street Institutes, I'd say.

I'm looking for his email address now.....probably nick.galtos at wallstreet.ch IIRC
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Old 23.09.2006, 09:33
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A hopeful update....
There's a lot of people here pulling for you.

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We know Phos atleast is Swiss
Please don't call me that.
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Old 23.09.2006, 13:16
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

I'm really chuffed for you Gurutalon congratulations
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

It's difficult for anyone, in a different country. Don't let anything destroy the relationship you have with your wife and family. What you are going thru, is not their direct fault. This just happens.
Learn the local language. Learn new skills. Be available to help others. Go out and talk to people. Try to find odd jobs until you are in your feet.
Sometimes, you have to take a side road to get to the main city, my friend. Change your main profession.
To move to USA was tough in the beginning but now, I'm on my track. English is not a barrier for me anymore.
Good luck!
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

Hey guy, try to look here:
http://www.englishforlife.ch/default.asp?V_ITEM_ID=7243

i think this is something for u...
Good luck!
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Old 20.10.2006, 14:33
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

seems at surface value very nice of you, dinni. That's in Geneva, right?

Gurutalon - something worth pursuing? Might develop a contact or two, in the worst case?
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Old 20.10.2006, 14:43
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

That sounds close to perfect! Is that an international School? (So that he does not have to be bilingual with French as a second language?)
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

That is my biggest concern. I might be basic in hoch deutcsh, but I know absolutely nothing from french.
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Old 22.10.2006, 14:05
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That is my biggest concern. I might be basic in hoch deutcsh, but I know absolutely nothing from french.
They don't say you need to know French, so you certainly won't lose anything by trying! Good luck!
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Old 23.10.2006, 10:44
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

congrats gurutalon!
*crosses fingers*
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

I called Monday morning and the job was already gone. Geez, they didn't wait to see if someone better qualified came along, must have taken the first person they saw.
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Old 27.10.2006, 07:42
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

bugger - keep plugging though, keep plugging!
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Old 02.01.2007, 19:48
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

I dont want to be rude, but i dont understand why youre slagging off Switzerland? As you said, you dont know the language. Why dont you start learning it? That doesnt cost money, and as i understand youve got a lot of free time. I dont think its fair saying that you hate Switzerland when everywhere you move( non english speaking countries) you would face with the same problem. My advice, instead of complaining, start taking actions and improve your life.

I hope everything works out for you in the future

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I dont want to be rude, but ...
Hi there, who are you addressing? Sometimes it's useful to quote a part of the message you are responding too, like this.
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Old 03.01.2007, 13:58
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

I wrote this to GURUTALON and I thought that would be obvious as all the talk is about him.
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Old 04.01.2007, 17:08
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

What about barwork in an irish or english pub?? no german required there
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Old 10.01.2007, 22:04
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

Well having worked abroad before you came to Switzerland, any swiss employer wont give you a chance. You may have noticed that they dont have an "equal opportunites" contract to stick to, instead they tend to support swiss nationals and <expletive deleted> everyone else. Havent really got any advice exept, if your looking for a property go into a property management comapany (preferably a well known one that manges many different properties to rent) so they can do all the running around for you and call you when they find somwhere within your budget!!! sorry i cant really help much, just randomly commenting on here instead of watching soaps lol.

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I've been here just over a year and I still can't speak the language, don't have a job, and live over 2 hours from anywhere! Currently we are living with my wife's dad in Brig in the canton of Wallis. My wife is going to the university and working part time, our only income. She is making 20 swiss francs an hour, which here is pathetic. I am at home with her dad everyday and our 11 month old daughter. I'm going crazy, literally. We can't find anyone to rent us an apartment around Bern, Basel, Zurich, Solothurn, etc. any central hub really, that's a 1-2 room cause they all say it's too small even though we are currently in an 11 m square room. We only have about 500 francs for it so can't go bigger. Anyways, today was the first time I snapped and got violent tendencies, I didn't hit anyone, but I attacked the wall and think I broke my hand. I don't know what to do anymore. I'm at my wits end. I've tried applying for teaching, have no experience, tried applying for cooking and no agency wants to help me, and have 5 years of sales experience, but can't prove it, because the company I worked for in the states, Ames went bankrupt. I'm seriously thinking they would be better off without my LOSER butt and contemplating going back to the states where I can talk to people and don't feel so stupid and isolated. Any advice?

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Old 10.01.2007, 22:26
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

Stäfa - you're about six months late with that reply. You've not read the thread have you?
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Stäfa - you're about six months late with that reply. You've not read the thread have you?
An archaeologist maybe?
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