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Old 22.04.2011, 20:49
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Old 22.04.2011, 20:59
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Re: Can I live with 70000 CHF a year ?

Right now most of us are actually obsessed with a stinking phallos.

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Old 22.04.2011, 21:04
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GOOD GOD, you guys are obsessed with me.
No, Cali.

We are taking the piss out of you.

That's because you have been one of the more amusing members to have joined recently, with your insistence on getting the wrong end of the stick then beating everyone over the head with it in every thread you touch.

It's worth knowing that this forum is a community: Switzerland is a very small country, and quite a lot of members know each other personally. There is a lot of banter, including, somewhat inevitably, a fair amount of in-joking, and good natured ribbing, mixed in with an awful lot of genuinely helpful advice and a real sense of shared experience.

Sometimes a new member will join with a dozy question, or an unjustified sense of entitlement or just a plain bad attitude. That member will have the piss mercilessly ripped from him/her until s/he sorts her/himself out or leaves. The new member's response to the piss taking determines, to a large extent, the kind of reception s/he will receive.

Many of the best loved and most appreciated members started out on a bad foot, which soon got sorted out as they began to understand how it works here. Grumpygit has already explained this to you elsewhere on the forum.

So, no. We are not obsessed by you. We are amused by you.

But please do feel free to continue taking personal offence at everything that's written. We love your sort as you make the best sport.

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Old 22.04.2011, 21:12
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Re: Can I live with 70000 CHF a year ?

If the OP is now earning 54,000 euro in Ireland, 70,000 in Zuerich will be a severe drop in living standards
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Re: Can I live with 70000 CHF a year ?

I think it will be a bit tight living on 70K in Switzerland.
I found Switzerland really expensive after moving from London, even though I am on a higher salary than this and later on realized that I should have negotiated my Salary with my employer before.

Although life is pretty good here and if you do most of your shopping from France or Germany, then you will be olrite.

If its not too late, try negotiating your salary a bit.

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Old 22.04.2011, 21:45
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No, Cali.

We are taking the piss out of you.

That's because you have been one of the more amusing members to have joined recently, with your insistence on getting the wrong end of the stick then beating everyone over the head with it in every thread you touch.

It's worth knowing that this forum is a community: Switzerland is a very small country, and quite a lot of members know each other personally. There is a lot of banter, including, somewhat inevitably, a fair amount of in-joking, and good natured ribbing, mixed in with an awful lot of genuinely helpful advice and a real sense of shared experience.

Sometimes a new member will join with a dozy question, or an unjustified sense of entitlement or just a plain bad attitude. That member will have the piss mercilessly ripped from him/her until s/he sorts her/himself out or leaves. The new member's response to the piss taking determines, to a large extent, the kind of reception s/he will receive.

Many of the best loved and most appreciated members started out on a bad foot, which soon got sorted out as they began to understand how it works here. Grumpygit has already explained this to you elsewhere on the forum.

So, no. We are not obsessed by you. We are amused by you.

But please do feel free to continue taking personal offence at everything that's written. We love your sort as you make the best sport.

This is totally OT and I am sorry to the original poster...

I think you and your friends are bullies. I can completely avoid you and continue to post here. I could also come to Switerland and never encounter you or your bully friends no matter how "small" of a place it is.

You don't know anything about me. If you think your threats scare me, you're confused.

I am happy you find me to be amusing, the feeling is mutual.



To the OP, I think 70k is a tough sell. I couldn't survivie on that in the US and it's much less expensive here. As a single person, I think you will survive but I hope you have pushed to be reviewed after a brief amount of time and have the opportunity to be promoted.

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If you think your threats scare me, you're confused.
What threats?

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To the OP, I think 70k is a tough sell.

And your knowledge of what is a good salary in Switzerland comes from...?
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I think it will be a bit tight living on 70K in Switzerland.
I found Switzerland really expensive after moving from London, even though I am on a higher salary than this and later on realized that I should have negotiated my Salary with my employer before.

Although life is pretty good here and if you do most of your shopping from France or Germany, then you will be olrite.
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I earn much the same here as I did when I worked near London. I actually have a bigger, nicer apartment here that I could get for the same price in London, I spend more on food here, but far less on publlic transport. I frequently travel to other places for weekends and am thoroughly enjoying spending vacation times exploring both Switzerland and other countries.

At the end of each month I have much the same amount left over - and ALWAYS do have money left over. Living on 70,000chf is definitely above "survival" level, plus the general quality of life here is healthy, safe and as varied as anyone chooses to make it.
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Old 22.04.2011, 22:09
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Re: Can I live with 70000 CHF a year ?

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And your knowledge of what is a good salary in Switzerland comes from...?
Based on the fact that 70k is not a lot here and it's a lot more expensive there. You really need to find someone else to pick on and "take the piss" out of. Whatever that means.
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Based on the fact that 70k is not a lot here and it's a lot more expensive there.
Well, seeing as you've never even set foot in Switzerland, might I suggest that you refrain from sticking your oar in on subjects that actually affect people's real lives?
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Old 22.04.2011, 22:12
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I will do so if you take that stick out of your ass.
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Old 22.04.2011, 22:14
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I will do so if you take that stick out of your ass.
I don't possess a donkey, but thank you for your concern.

Nice thread hijack (again), by the way.
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Old 22.04.2011, 22:15
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OMG (best valley accent). How can you blame me for this????? It was someone else who start it, go back a page and see for yourself!
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Old 22.04.2011, 22:24
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OMG (best valley accent). How can you blame me for this????? It was someone else who start it, go back a page and see for yourself!
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Re: Can I live with 70000 CHF a year ?

Oh Carli, you really do seem like a level headed person and do make a lot of sense. I was taking the piss from Douglas .
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Old 22.04.2011, 22:39
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Oh Carli, you really do seem like a level headed person and do make a lot of sense. I was taking the piss from Douglas .
oh, sorry. I don't understand this taking the piss from statement.
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oh, sorry. I don't understand this taking the piss from statement.

Taking the piss = teasing.

Usually applied to people who take themselves too seriously, overreact to jokes, take things personally which weren't directed at them in the first place, &c.

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Taking the piss

Sarcasm

Irony

Those are links to Wikipedia. If you click them, you will go to the Hoppypedia site and be able to read definitions and detailed explanations.
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It is life but not as we know it Jim
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