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Old 06.12.2010, 10:48
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Re: Arriving in CH on a one-way ticket with almost no money intending to stay. discus

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You'd need a very patient editor.
...yeah, but at least I got more than 150Chf to my name.
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Re: Arriving in CH on a one-way ticket with almost no money intending to stay. discus

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Yeah. It was your mom. hahahahah
Hahahahahahaha. This is so funny, the only amount of humour affordable at 150 CHF/USD!

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No need to tease guys! If you can help with something ok, otherwise don't make him feel even more uncomfortable. He is trying to make a life in another country and he didn't ask for nothing else than opinions concerning his situation. Didn't ask for money, food whatever from your pockets or for friendships. The OP even showed more decency than some of the previous commentors here.

If having a swiss passport is his luck, than hell yes he should try his chance here, its his right.

And by the way, this is a fact, a life story not a troll. He could actually consider write a novel inspired from this story.

You might consider spare the OP from the useless suggestions as staying where he is now for some more time, since he already said a few times that he has the flight ticket and he is coming in short time.
I can write a better novel or story even without being inspired from his story. I know people who have made lives from nothing in foreign countries, tough but not unusual.

Someone who has no family or even friends to help out always raises a question mark.

A smart guy would first try to save up something in the place where he/she is already established to certain extent, save up and then move on rather than just lifting his feet off with no place to put them back on.
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Old 06.12.2010, 10:51
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Re: Arriving in CH on a one-way ticket with almost no money intending to stay. discus

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Write a novel because he's broke?! Stop encouraging such behaviour, please! If this is novel material..then I'd should reconsider my line of work and start writing books.
Well i just love people acting like they know everything about everybody
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...yeah, but at least I got more than 150Chf to my name.
Congratulations. Use it to buy some more mutant fried chicken as a temporary cure for your obviously low self esteem.
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Old 06.12.2010, 10:58
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Hahahahahahaha. This is so funny, the only amount of humour affordable at 150 CHF/USD!
Can you imagine his humour when he will be on his feet in this country that gives him rights?
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Old 06.12.2010, 10:59
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Congratulations. Use it to buy some more mutant fried chicken as a temporary cure for your obviously low self esteem.
Nah, I got a very high self-esteem....it's the lack of character that makes me an unpleasant companion.
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Old 06.12.2010, 10:59
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Re: Arriving in CH on a one-way ticket with almost no money intending to stay. discus

You know daboy, instead of spending your free time trolling you could go out and get some work before you leave so you can land in Switzerland with say 200 bucks instead.
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A smart guy would first try to save up something in the place where he/she is already established to certain extent, save up and then move on rather than just lifting his feet off with no place to put them back on.
You're only about the tenth person to post something along these lines. Thank you for your useless personal annotation.
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Can you imagine his humour when he will be on his feet in this country that gives him rights?
You mean money can buy sense of humour too?

I thought it only buys people who would laugh at your stupid jokes, though sympathy can get you the same in the absence of financial means.

This country that gives rights, has produced less comedians than any dictatorships, so I would'nt still bank on it!

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You're only about the tenth person to post something along these lines. Thank you for your useless personal annotation.
Its good you are keeping a count, but save your effort on trying on with big words. It only shows you are in this situation despite a good education!
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Old 06.12.2010, 11:06
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You know daboy, instead of spending your free time trolling you could go out and get some work before you leave so you can land in Switzerland with say 200 bucks instead.
It's in the early morning hours for him..so either he's nocturnal or one of those people that can't get up in the morning (to go to work).
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You know daboy, instead of spending your time trolling you could go out and get some work before you leave so you can land in Switzerland with say 200 bucks instead.
Must be another American. If i was trolling then your suggestion is obviously illogical. Think, then post.
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Old 06.12.2010, 11:09
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Re: Arriving in CH on a one-way ticket with almost no money intending to stay. discus

I think the OP has now had the benefit of a number of wide ranging opinions regarding his proposed adventure. I really don't think anything more of any use can be said.
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Re: Arriving in CH on a one-way ticket with almost no money intending to stay. discus

Welcome to Switzerland, Daboy!

Don't forget to update your public profile ( location )
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Arrived 10 yrs ago with $150; have since cost the taxpayer almost a million francs.

Not sure if this belongs in daily life.

Can't find my original thread from ca November 2010, summarizing my plan to arrive here "with a one-way ticket and $150," and then proceed straight to the dole line, but I recall it being quite... popular. My detractors (~70% of you) turned out to be right, and I'm still unemployed. Wasn't my intention. Just sort of happened. Apparently I'm a bit mad.

Most of the money spent was through IV waste (ca 600k in 3 years). I guess IV exists mostly to enrich dubious companies set up to handle "integration."
No oversight. I would guess there's bribery involved, though it could just be spectacular incompetence. I've always had a hard time with Hanlon's razor.

Currently awaiting pension review after being told I can't be integrated, after I was paid 45k a year, for three years, to do nothing, as the official integration measure (while my so-called employers were paid 2-3x that amount).

That's my 10-year review of CH. Been a pretty boring 10 years, to be honest. How are ya'll doing?
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Re: Arrived 10 yrs ago with $150; have since cost the taxpayer almost a million franc

https://www.englishforum.ch/other-ge...y-discuss.html

That was hard.

Popcorn?
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Old 17.05.2021, 17:50
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Re: Arrived 10 yrs ago with $150; have since cost the taxpayer almost a million franc

Wow, well you sound fairly proud of your "achievement"

I find it hard to believe that you could not get a job of some sort anywhere in the country in 10 years
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Old 17.05.2021, 17:53
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Re: Arrived 10 yrs ago with $150; have since cost the taxpayer almost a million franc

You can do better. The eventual rescue of credit suisse (due to their screw-ups) will cost much more to the tax payer and even our pensionskasse will be affected by the sh*t sold by CS. Maybe you need to unemployed during 5 million years to be comparable to the pros.
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This is a Friday thread. At least you are in zero danger of getting citizenship
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Re: Arrived 10 yrs ago with $150; have since cost the taxpayer almost a million franc

Mods: can we merge this thread with the original one as posted by Sean Connery?

Not sure what OP is hoping to achieve here ... maybe he just wants to let us know that he's gotten nowhere since he got "home"? In your late 30s (according to your original thread), what an achievement!
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This is a Friday thread. At least you are in zero danger of getting citizenship
They already have it .... why do you think they are still here
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