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Old 10.10.2012, 05:51
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Is my english that bad that I just don't get it?
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Is my english that bad that I just don't get it?
It's the irony. You made a grammatical error yourself ("Your," instead of "you're," which is abbreviated form of you are) while noting the OP's sub-par grammar as a British passport holder.
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Is my english that bad that I just don't get it?
Please see number 4 on the list ).

I'm careful - at work at least - and generally try to re-read (and very often edit) my text, check the red squiggly lines etc, but still every now and then something will slip through
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Old 10.10.2012, 13:55
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Re: looking forward to move to Switzerlad

The work you mentioned is almost entirely made up of workers here, so any chance to find work would be slim to none. Didn't you also say your gf was from kosovo and worked for an airline.. but not one that flies here. Maybe she can try to find work here and you can come later. But either way it's a very hard move with the workforce here needing jobs already. If you were in Germaqn for 10 years maybe better to move back there along the edge of Switzerland.
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Old 10.10.2012, 16:20
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It's the irony. You made a grammatical error yourself ("Your," instead of "you're," which is abbreviated form of you are) while noting the OP's sub-par grammar as a British passport holder.
I have an excuse...I'm an American passport holder.

Also, I was sure there was a grammatical error in there, when you pointed it out. But after 15 hours of work, it sounded fine to me last night.
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"I once flew over Geneva, liked what I saw and want to move there as soon as possible. I have no skills or money so can I stay with you for 6 months?"
Yeah, but to give the guy a break - if someone sees that the Swiss are basically entitled to work/reside in other EU countires, they naturally assume that it's a two way street. Little do they know that the Swiss don't like two way streets
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Little do they know that the Swiss don't like two way streets
Unless you're a cyclist!
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No offense, but given your skills are not exactly in high demand nor pay particularly well in Switzerland (or most other countries) you might want to reconsider coming to Switzerland. It is without a doubt one of the most expensive places to live and work and having lived in both San Francisco and New York city for a number of years, I know expensive.

Sure, the salaries here are higher than Germany...no argument there. But trust me, the rents here are three times as high as anything comparable with the exception of perhaps Frankfurt or Munich. And Zurich is brutally expensive. Even living 20-30 km away in a dinky little town and commuting won't help.

Read some of the other threads on here very carefully. There are people making nearly 50K-CHF per year who are reconsidering why they came here in the first place after they discovered how much they're actually shelling out every month paying for an apartment, private health insurance (mandatory by law), bus tickets, food, etc and then realizing they have very little left over to live on or to enjoy all this great "Swiss quality of life."

To be honest, the whole quality of life thing is great with regards to fresh mountain air and local beauty, but come winter, when it's only daylight for 6-hours a day, you'll find living in a crappy little apartment that costs you more than half what you make might not be so much fun, especially when even a simple dinner out will cost you easily twice what it would in Germany. And if you can't afford a decent flat or find a room mate in one, odds are you'll end up in a less than desireable neighborhood so keep that in mind too.

If your German is that good, then work in Germany and come visit Switzerland on the weekends and avoid some serious grief. Otherwise, if you're serious about moving here do some real research on what things cost here; rents, laundry, dental care, bus transportation, food at the store, dinners out, parking (good luck finding any) and the various hidden costs you may have not considered. Then sit down and figure out exactly how much you need to make (and have left over to spend) in order to have a decent lifestyle where you'll be happy.

Sounds like you were really impressed by your holiday, but don't let the good memories of a brief holiday here be crushed under the reality of what it's like living here every single day. Hawaii is a great holiday spot, but there's no way I'd want to live there.
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To be honest, the whole quality of life thing is great with regards to fresh mountain air and local beauty, but come winter, when it's only daylight for 6-hours a day, you'll find living in a crappy little apartment that costs you more than half what you make might not be so much fun, especially when even a simple dinner out will cost you easily twice what it would in Germany. And if you can't afford a decent flat or find a room mate in one, odds are you'll end up in a less than desireable neighborhood so keep that in mind too.
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Yeah but you are forgetting to mention fasnacht!!! The Swiss cure for cabin fever. Non stop drink binge fest, where grown men dress up like old hags, throw peanuts and oranges at bystanders, and sing shlager music from November(more like post Xmas) until Easter-ish.

See, I'm from Michigan, where if you don't own a snow mobile or an auger, most people lock themselves inside and eat their way out of the season. The season being 1/2 the year long, and mostly called winter. Here in Switzerland, I have found a new lease on the 6 months of my life where I used to usually hang in doors, and I don't even own a pair of skis. For the record I do own ice skates.

Point is, I enjoy winter here more then I do the summer. The summer is never predictable. You never know when you were looking forward to sunny days, that in fact this year there will be 2 months of non stop rain, or not. In winter you more or less know what's coming.

Now back to telling him other fun facts. Like figuring out the Swiss keyboard.
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