Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #141  
Old 26.08.2011, 18:20
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
It`s Friday ,I trey to be FunnyWow Lock at that both Friday and Funny starting with a "F"
okay, okay. maybe you should also find some words for the weekend.
Reply With Quote
  #142  
Old 26.08.2011, 18:27
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,913
Groaned at 182 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 6,191 Times in 3,404 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
okay, okay. maybe you should also find some words for the weekend.
Easy; Saturday,Sunday,sex
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank cannut for this useful post:
  #143  
Old 26.08.2011, 18:35
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Easy; Saturday,Sunday,sex
that's a good one, three hit combo!
Reply With Quote
  #144  
Old 27.08.2011, 05:02
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Geneva/Annemasse
Posts: 33
Groaned at 12 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 6 Posts
Lost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthy
Re: why live in switzerland?

When was the last time you were in US? do you follow economy and the rest there? cause its pretty bad now and seems it will be even worst.
There are no jobs and seems that big business managed to outsourced any good paying job to overseas and still doing so plus brings cheap slave labor from 3 rd world nations, it is beyond belief how they managed to destroy this country in the name of their greed
Here in SoCal gas cost 4$ per gallon, jobs are scarce, and if you get a job your benefits are almost none to compare to EU or Swiss not to mention vacation days. On top of that food quality is way better in EU than US and car dependancy is not that much fun at all , well grass is greener on the other side but.........
USA is not what it used to be

Quote:
View Post
I have lived all over USA for the past 11 years before moving to Switzerland. It was mainly due to my wife wanting to live somewhere in EU since she is from here. If I had the option to choose between Switzerland and US, I would definitely go back to USA. I could get a house like a mansion, a nice car or two and great paying job with 40 hrs (40 hours means 40 hours there) in many great states like Texas, Arizona, Colorado, MI, FL, CA and VA etc.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Lost2011 for this useful post:
  #145  
Old 27.08.2011, 08:22
tigris330's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Close to Zurich
Posts: 154
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 122 Times in 56 Posts
tigris330 has earned the respect of manytigris330 has earned the respect of manytigris330 has earned the respect of many
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
ok. so far let me summarize the impressions i get from the replies from this thread.

PROs:
1. better healthcare and social system.
2. clean and organized.
3. safe <--very important!
4. good food. (according to tom)
5. close to nature.
6. close to other countries, easier for travelling.
7. pay is better (swiss francs).
8. the system in place is not meant to cheat people.
9. it's a beautiful country.
10. it's a neutral country.
11. the cities seem to be "asian-friendly" according to the kebab restos and people suddenly shifting to english when you're asian.

CONs
1. expensive. (from meat, transportation to rent and everything else in between)
2. not fun / not very social. (dry and cold society according to salsa lover)
3. few high-paid jobs.
4. not very easy to enter.
5. it's not a very good place for the design industry.

Not sure if PROs or CONs:
1. swiss households are armed with assault riffles.
2. you should be career oriented.

but the real odd thing is that there are more negative replies from people saying it's not good but continues to stay in switzerland without any prospects of leaving anytime soon... wonder why??
Few high paid jobs FOR FOREIGNERS who don't speak native-like German. Locals and German immigrants have no problems getting well paid jobs if they are well qualified.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank tigris330 for this useful post:
  #146  
Old 27.08.2011, 08:37
darwiniandemon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Live in BE, Work in FR
Posts: 276
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 169 Times in 100 Posts
darwiniandemon has earned the respect of manydarwiniandemon has earned the respect of manydarwiniandemon has earned the respect of many
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
hey neighbor! i'm from the philippines. what brought you to switzerland? i think it's the case with us asians, people will generally, by default speak english with us. i find it nice though for them to do that. the down side is that it's hard to practice another language.
Moved to Germany for a girl after uni. Job was entry level but 10% hard work and 90% luck put me in a managerial development stream and 3 years later, was asked to move to CH. And so I'm here. Still with the love of my life so I'm a happy dude here in CH.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank darwiniandemon for this useful post:
  #147  
Old 27.08.2011, 10:13
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Züri
Posts: 220
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 182 Times in 97 Posts
circe is considered knowledgeablecirce is considered knowledgeablecirce is considered knowledgeable
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
When was the last time you were in US? do you follow economy and the rest there? cause its pretty bad now and seems it will be even worst.
There are no jobs and seems that big business managed to outsourced any good paying job to overseas and still doing so plus brings cheap slave labor from 3 rd world nations, it is beyond belief how they managed to destroy this country in the name of their greed
Here in SoCal gas cost 4$ per gallon, jobs are scarce, and if you get a job your benefits are almost none to compare to EU or Swiss not to mention vacation days. On top of that food quality is way better in EU than US and car dependancy is not that much fun at all , well grass is greener on the other side but.........
USA is not what it used to be
It's all in perception, isn't it?

I worked in a significantly outsourced environment here in CH, just like I did in the USA. There you may be "car dependent" but here I'm "train dependent". Sure the food is good here, but so too in the USA. I'd give anything for a proper American Cheeseburger at the moment!

I love CH, am happy to live here and plan to stay. Yes the economy is much better here than in the States, but that too can change. The point is, the USA isn't what it used to be because it continues to evolve and change. Ask the Schweizer - they'll tell you CH isn't what it used to be either!

Good luck to the OP. With the right job and willingness to integrate, either country could be a fantastic choice for you. (Or Canada, sans Quebec).
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank circe for this useful post:
  #148  
Old 27.08.2011, 14:57
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,913
Groaned at 182 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 6,191 Times in 3,404 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: why live in switzerland?

[QUOTE=circe;1316850]It's all in perception, isn't it?


Good luck to the OP. With the right job and willingness to integrate, either country could be a fantastic choice for you. (Or Canada, sans Quebec).[/QUOTE]
What concerns you ???
Reply With Quote
  #149  
Old 27.08.2011, 16:38
OSueco's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Aargau
Posts: 1,466
Groaned at 317 Times in 193 Posts
Thanked 1,265 Times in 624 Posts
OSueco has a reputation beyond reputeOSueco has a reputation beyond reputeOSueco has a reputation beyond reputeOSueco has a reputation beyond repute
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Strange, in 25 years I've almost never worked longer than a 42h week.

Tom
me too...and the 6 weeks vacation here sucks also...
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank OSueco for this useful post:
  #150  
Old 27.08.2011, 17:29
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Moved to Germany for a girl after uni. Job was entry level but 10% hard work and 90% luck put me in a managerial development stream and 3 years later, was asked to move to CH. And so I'm here. Still with the love of my life so I'm a happy dude here in CH.
wow! lucky you! i'm happy to hear your story. i have a similar story but it didn't end as good as yours.
Reply With Quote
  #151  
Old 27.08.2011, 17:33
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
It's all in perception, isn't it?

I worked in a significantly outsourced environment here in CH, just like I did in the USA. There you may be "car dependent" but here I'm "train dependent". Sure the food is good here, but so too in the USA. I'd give anything for a proper American Cheeseburger at the moment!

I love CH, am happy to live here and plan to stay. Yes the economy is much better here than in the States, but that too can change. The point is, the USA isn't what it used to be because it continues to evolve and change. Ask the Schweizer - they'll tell you CH isn't what it used to be either!

Good luck to the OP. With the right job and willingness to integrate, either country could be a fantastic choice for you. (Or Canada, sans Quebec).
thanks! i just need to find a job, the rest will follow. (don't worry, i can manage to live with french )
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 27.08.2011, 18:01
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Züri
Posts: 220
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 182 Times in 97 Posts
circe is considered knowledgeablecirce is considered knowledgeablecirce is considered knowledgeable
Re: why live in switzerland?

[QUOTE=cannut;1317095]
Quote:
View Post
It's all in perception, isn't it?


Good luck to the OP. With the right job and willingness to integrate, either country could be a fantastic choice for you. (Or Canada, sans Quebec).[/QUOTE]
What concerns you ???
ooh I just realized I missed the smiley face on the end of my snarky Quebec comment, so sorry for that. (It was intended with at least a bit of humor).

Having grown up on the border and indeed spending much of years 19-21 in Canadian bars I do quite like most of Canada. I find the country to be especially great at welcoming and trying to integrate foreigners and IMHO Toronto showcases this fabulously. Having said that, though, I find Quebec a bit different. In my experience it's a region that is indeed different from the rest of the country, with language being the most obvious example. Beyond the secessionist rhetoric, as a foreigner I would find it much easier to integrate and *feel* integrated in Toronto or Vancouver or Ottawa then in Quebec City. This is the reason I made the sans Quebec comment. Could the OP do well there and enjoy it? Of course. It's just my 2 Rappen that the other provinces might be an better choice and certainly wasn't meant to offend.

PS -it's just not a hockey game unless both Anthems are played!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank circe for this useful post:
  #153  
Old 27.08.2011, 18:16
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

[QUOTE=circe;1317240]
Quote:
View Post

ooh I just realized I missed the smiley face on the end of my snarky Quebec comment, so sorry for that. (It was intended with at least a bit of humor).

Having grown up on the border and indeed spending much of years 19-21 in Canadian bars I do quite like most of Canada. I find the country to be especially great at welcoming and trying to integrate foreigners and IMHO Toronto showcases this fabulously. Having said that, though, I find Quebec a bit different. In my experience it's a region that is indeed different from the rest of the country, with language being the most obvious example. Beyond the secessionist rhetoric, as a foreigner I would find it much easier to integrate and *feel* integrated in Toronto or Vancouver or Ottawa then in Quebec City. This is the reason I made the sans Quebec comment. Could the OP do well there and enjoy it? Of course. It's just my 2 Rappen that the other provinces might be an better choice and certainly wasn't meant to offend.

PS -it's just not a hockey game unless both Anthems are played!
i'm sure canada is great. i've met a lot of canadians and a lot of filipinos live there as well. but i really want to live in switzerland, build something there and settle down. i know the euro zone and most of the western world is in crisis, but i'd like to take my chances instead of going back to asia or staying in haiti, where i more or less know what will become of my life.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 27.08.2011, 18:17
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Vevey
Posts: 74
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 18 Times in 12 Posts
Fawad has earned some respectFawad has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
When was the last time you were in US? do you follow economy and the rest there? cause its pretty bad now and seems it will be even worst.
There are no jobs and seems that big business managed to outsourced any good paying job to overseas and still doing so plus brings cheap slave labor from 3 rd world nations, it is beyond belief how they managed to destroy this country in the name of their greed
Here in SoCal gas cost 4$ per gallon, jobs are scarce, and if you get a job your benefits are almost none to compare to EU or Swiss not to mention vacation days. On top of that food quality is way better in EU than US and car dependancy is not that much fun at all , well grass is greener on the other side but.........
USA is not what it used to be
I agree with you that the situation is USA is really bad and its getting worse. However, I believe that the expats who can secure a high paying job in Switzerland can also secure it in USA. I am not talking about the helpdesk or tech support kinda jobs. For me, finding a job in USA or in Switzerland is not difficult (regardless of recession) so if I have the option to choose among the two places, I personally will choose USA over Switzerland (Not that Switzerland is bad or anything).

I can buy a huge house, a boat, a couple of cool cars with all the bling bling, work 40 hours a week and enjoy the weekend (BBQ, plenty of outdoor activities, movies, shopping at affordable prices etc etc.
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 27.08.2011, 18:32
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
I agree with you that the situation is USA is really bad and its getting worse. However, I believe that the expats who can secure a high paying job in Switzerland can also secure it in USA. I am not talking about the helpdesk or tech support kinda jobs. For me, finding a job in USA or in Switzerland is not difficult (regardless of recession) so if I have the option to choose among the two places, I personally will choose USA over Switzerland (Not that Switzerland is bad or anything).

I can buy a huge house, a boat, a couple of cool cars with all the bling bling, work 40 hours a week and enjoy the weekend (BBQ, plenty of outdoor activities, movies, shopping at affordable prices etc etc.
the crisis is everywhere and if you look at the news there's always something wrong going on somewhere in the world.
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 27.08.2011, 19:00
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Geneva/Annemasse
Posts: 33
Groaned at 12 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 6 Posts
Lost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthy
Re: why live in switzerland?

Please tell me your definition of high paying job in Switzerland whats the magic number ?

Quote:
View Post
I agree with you that the situation is USA is really bad and its getting worse. However, I believe that the expats who can secure a high paying job in Switzerland can also secure it in USA. I am not talking about the helpdesk or tech support kinda jobs. For me, finding a job in USA or in Switzerland is not difficult (regardless of recession) so if I have the option to choose among the two places, I personally will choose USA over Switzerland (Not that Switzerland is bad or anything).

I can buy a huge house, a boat, a couple of cool cars with all the bling bling, work 40 hours a week and enjoy the weekend (BBQ, plenty of outdoor activities, movies, shopping at affordable prices etc etc.
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 27.08.2011, 19:01
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Please tell me your definition of high paying job in Switzerland whats the magic number ?
Anything over 60 000 chf a year is pretty good.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #158  
Old 27.08.2011, 19:02
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Vevey
Posts: 74
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 18 Times in 12 Posts
Fawad has earned some respectFawad has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
the crisis is everywhere and if you look at the news there's always something wrong going on somewhere in the world.
Sad and true
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 27.08.2011, 19:11
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: why live in switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Sad and true
and having said that, i think we should not worry much about the crisis. rather, think of ways on how we can improve and achieve what we like. hence, me pushing to find my place in switzerland.
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 28.08.2011, 19:45
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Geneva/Annemasse
Posts: 33
Groaned at 12 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 6 Posts
Lost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthyLost2011 is considered unworthy
Re: why live in switzerland?

You must be kidding me I thought I will see something at least 120k a year
Quote:
Anything over 60 000 chf a year is pretty good.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why so many erotic stores in Switzerland? jacksprat Daily life 190 25.09.2014 15:33
Why no funerals in Switzerland? gbn Other/general 51 13.01.2014 17:06
Why live in Geneva? Bertrand - Geneva Daily life 5 25.11.2010 17:49
Why come to CH when you already live in Australia? Time Bandit International affairs/politics 41 26.09.2009 15:34
Why does an American move to and live in switzerland? chicagowaxy Daily life 342 28.05.2008 17:29


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0