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cmirsky 17.03.2011 08:43

Poll: How do you feel about living and working in Switzerland?
 
Based on a recent thread, of someone who is feeling a little "disgruntled" at the moment, I though i would post this poll to see where YOU feel you are in your acceptance (or not) of living and working in Switzerand.

This is obviously a subjective poll, however I think we can all agree that whatever stage we are in, is dependant on many factors...



The 5 stages are based on the Kubler-Ross model... Originally targeted towards the 5 stages of grief of having a terminal illness, or the death of a loved one, it feel that it can be applied to many issues we deal with in our daily life. Ms. Ross, ironically was born in Switzerland....
  1. Denial—"I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me."
    Denial is usually only a temporary defense for the individual.
  2. Anger—"Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; "Who is to blame?
  3. Bargaining- "I'll do anything for a few more years."; "I will give my life savings if..."
  4. Depression—"I'm so sad, why bother with anything?";
  5. Acceptance—"It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it and accept it."
Edit: Note that the stages do not necessarily have to flow in the above order...

Carlos R 17.03.2011 09:06

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Can you vote for more than one? :D

BasP72 17.03.2011 09:15

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
there's no " I'm fine and feel totally happy, only the weather sucks in winter " option ?

Nil 17.03.2011 09:15

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
I know we are leaving, I know where we are going but I don't know when.... This drives me insane! Because I can't wait to get out of here....

So I put it into depression one.

cmirsky 17.03.2011 09:24

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BasP72 (Post 1137914)
there's no " I'm fine and feel totally happy, only the weather sucks in winter " option ?

That`s `cause the weather sucks only for 9 months of the year... :D

cmirsky 17.03.2011 09:25

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carlos R (Post 1137902)
Can you vote for more than one? :D

Only if you have multiple personalities.... :msngrin:

Corbets 17.03.2011 09:31

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
You missed the "I love it here and don't have anything to whine about" option, so I can't vote...

PaddyG 17.03.2011 09:33

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Corbets (Post 1137934)
You missed the "I love it here and don't have anything to whine about" option, so I can't vote...

Same here. Maybe this thread should only apply to those who are feeling a little insecure about living here?

Carlos R 17.03.2011 09:37

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
I think this best captures the different personalities of EFers:

http://blog.ivman.com/wp-content/HalfEmptyHalfFull.jpg

cmirsky 17.03.2011 09:38

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1137936)
Same here. Maybe this thread should only apply to those who are feeling a little insecure about living here?

Fair point... But it appears that there are at least a few folks that fall into that catagory... (and the fact that we cannot edit polls...):msnshock:

Guest 17.03.2011 09:42

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Yeah, where is the "I'm happy here and glad we're staying" option.

PaddyG 17.03.2011 09:43

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carlos R (Post 1137945)
I think this best captures the different personalities of EFers:

http://blog.ivman.com/wp-content/HalfEmptyHalfFull.jpg

Not forgetting "The glass is the wrong size"

17.03.2011 09:45

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Your Poll is flawed

the stages are

1. Honey Moon
2. Cultural Shock ( Rejection )
3. Regression
4. Recovery
5. Reverse Cultural Shock


http://www.lossesintranslation.com/s...mmigration.php

fl0werstar 17.03.2011 09:49

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
There are issues I'm not totally OK with, but that doesn't mean I'd like to change the country or just accept it as it is. I'm trying to change my point of view and my attitude and progress with my life here. It would be silly of me to want the same things I'd want somewhere else. Different countries offer different things and wanting a glass of anything to become a cheeseburger is just pure stupidity. Besides, it makes no one happy. If the glass is half full I'll take a smaller glass -- that way you'll have a full (and in many cases healthier) one! ;)

Guest 17.03.2011 09:50

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cmirsky (Post 1137885)
Based on a recent thread, of someone who is feeling a little "disgruntled" at the moment, I though i would post this poll to see where YOU feel you are in your acceptance (or not) of living and working in Switzerand.

This is obviously a subjective poll, however I think we can all agree that whatever stage we are in, is dependant on many factors...




The 5 stages are based on the Kubler-Ross model... Originally targeted towards the 5 stages of grief of having a terminal illness, or the death of a loved one, it feel that it can be applied to many issues we deal with in our daily life. Ms. Ross, ironically was born in Switzerland....
  1. Denial"I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me."
    Denial is usually only a temporary defense for the individual.
  2. Anger"Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; "Who is to blame?
  3. Bargaining- "I'll do anything for a few more years."; "I will give my life savings if..."
  4. Depression"I'm so sad, why bother with anything?";
  5. Acceptance"It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it and accept it."
Edit: Note that the stages do not necessarily have to flow in the above order...

Not helpful, and incomprehensibly written.

fl0werstar 17.03.2011 09:50

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Salsa_Lover (Post 1137957)
Your Poll is flawed

the stages are

1. Honey Moon
2. Cultural Shock ( Rejection )
3. Regression
4. Recovery
5. Reverse Cultural Shock


http://www.lossesintranslation.com/s...mmigration.php

I've always loved this model. :)

st2lemans 17.03.2011 09:57

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Corbets (Post 1137934)
You missed the "I love it here and don't have anything to whine about" option, so I can't vote...

Yes, please add this option to the poll!

Tom

st2lemans 17.03.2011 09:59

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Salsa_Lover (Post 1137957)
Your Poll is flawed

the stages are

1. Honey Moon
2. Cultural Shock ( Rejection )
3. Regression
4. Recovery
5. Reverse Cultural Shock


http://www.lossesintranslation.com/s...mmigration.php

Well, in this case I'm still in the Honeymoon stage, and have been there for 25 years! :eek:

Tom

cmirsky 17.03.2011 10:02

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1137977)
Yes, please add this option to the poll!

Tom

If i could, I would... :(

Karl 17.03.2011 10:35

Re: Poll: Where stage are you in ... Living in Switzerland
 
I am at stage 7....surrender and assimilation into the collective...


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