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Old 18.08.2016, 19:52
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

My husband's company has already mailed out the invitations to the company Christmas party - I am sure someone thought 4 months' notice was cutting it short. TIS
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Old 18.08.2016, 20:38
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My husband's company has already mailed out the invitations to the company Christmas party - I am sure someone thought 4 months' notice was cutting it short. TIS
It was, OH got a save the date invitation for theirs way back in February.
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Old 18.08.2016, 20:45
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Yeah, roadworks always seem to take for ever in this country. Comparing to e.g. Germany where whole junction can be remade anew in a matter of week or two. Near my place it took them HALF A YEAR to replace traffic lights with the roundabout... TIS I guess.
You were sarcastic?

Roadworks in Germany often do not start at all, drag on for ages and have to be redone soon as the repair work was crap..... At least that is my experience but then I only lived there for a decade.

Road works where I live: finished 2 months earlier :-)

Exception to this: roadworks on the Zurich north ring .... a never ending story it seems
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You were sarcastic?

Roadworks in Germany often do not start at all, drag on for ages and have to be redone soon as the repair work was crap..... At least that is my experience but then I only lived there for a decade.

Road works where I live: finished 2 months earlier :-)

Exception to this: roadworks on the Zurich north ring .... a never ending story it seems
Well we seem to have entirely opposite experience then. I lived in Ruhr area for some time. They were swift especially on the motorways. And in Lausanne it takes ages for them do do anything.
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Old 18.08.2016, 22:12
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We lived in Germany and there were constant roadworks, they never seemed to actually finish any of them.
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None of you have shared where in Germany you have been living And when :>
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

In urban areas they try to make all the works toghether, road, water pipes, sewers, etc. and maybe a redesign so that people also see a quality of life improvement. Of course when you do these jobs you also encounter problems, which cause delays, especially in older roads with underlying infrastructure that was never renovated (I heard they even find "illegal" old heating oil tanks that are not in use anymore).
In the end it's cost-effective and the results are high quality and long-lasting, something that I did not see in some other countries (italy). Of course it's never nice being in the middle of it.
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In the end it's cost-effective and the results are high quality and long-lasting, something that I did not see in some other countries (italy). Of course it's never nice being in the middle of it.
That is true. It will last until next digging at least
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Old 18.08.2016, 22:58
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In urban areas they try to make all the works toghether, road, water pipes, sewers, etc. and maybe a redesign so that people also see a quality of life improvement. Of course when you do these jobs you also encounter problems, which cause delays, especially in older roads with underlying infrastructure that was never renovated (I heard they even find "illegal" old heating oil tanks that are not in use anymore).
In the end it's cost-effective and the results are high quality and long-lasting, something that I did not see in some other countries (italy). Of course it's never nice being in the middle of it.
Up until about 10 years ago it was generally better planned, the tendency was to replace everything in one go on a stretch. It was a bother, but then that bit was generally functional for an extended period thereafter.

I'm not sure if the way that some sections seem to first get ripped up for water, then closed over, then ripped up for electricity, then closed over again etc. is due to improvements in project management software, public finances, or if it is just done that way as a traffic quieting measure.
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Old 18.08.2016, 23:32
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I sign on at the RAV, show my Swiss ID (17 yrs here, nationalised 4 yrs ago).

First appointment isn't to talk about my job applications but to spend 3 hours in a Swiss-Italian foundation to verify my level of German. (I didnt speak a word of english to anyone, and confirmed my understanding of CH-Deutsch, but had to admit my "Müttersprache" was english on the form as it isn't Romansch).

So apparently succeeding in becoming Swiss level of German needs to be Verified after the fact.
I think it only seems like that. This may be two separate issues. My comand of the local language had been certified irrespectively of the naturalisation. It is linked to work and having a foreign degree recognized. Work dept. will inspect what your level is, in order to determine if you can in fact work in different jobs. For some jobs I need B2, for some C1 in local language..the fact one has a passport (with some language requirements) is irrelevant. They might have wanted to see if you need a language boost, maybe. You'd be surprised, there are people here for decades, immune to the local language.
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I deregistered from Switzerland in April - 2015.

Got a letter from the car registration people in Neuchatel (SCAN) asking if I want to pay 30CHF to continue to reserve my plate number for another year. This was addressed to my UK address h
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Longest tunnel in the world..... TIS
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Longest tunnel in the world..... TIS
New York is in Switzerland now?
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the lngest is ib GUANGZHOU
-- those in NYC are WATER TUNNELS but not traffic tunnels -
-- ex Buindesrat Leuenberger spoke about the longest in Europe
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My husband's company has already mailed out the invitations to the company Christmas party - I am sure someone thought 4 months' notice was cutting it short. TIS
This seems quite normal. We (in Scotland) got our invites on the same date as this post.

The best places fill up fast!
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I should have been more specific....longest rail tunnel...
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I should have been more specific....longest rail tunnel...
A metro tunnel in Guangzhou beats it by more than 3 km.

You can claim (as Wikipedia does) "the longest and deepest railway tunnel excluding urban metro lines with intermediate stations", if you like -- that's a lot of modifiers.
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Swivel between good (company) covered accident insurance treatment during the past month to the necessary treatment e.g. GP, scans, physiotherapy etc.

Never too little / nor too much time off work allocated by GP.

Is it my imagination - or do systems tend to work here?
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Swivel between good (company) covered accident insurance treatment during the past month to the necessary treatment e.g. GP, scans, physiotherapy etc.

Never too little / nor too much time off work allocated by GP.

Is it my imagination - or do systems tend to work here?
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It all starts with the Waschküchenschlüssel.
Makes sense, Charles Darwin obviously still lives in Switzerland.
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