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Working in Switzerland: An American perspective

Just read Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture ... a perspective different from that of the many complainers here

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Weekends in Switzerland encourage leisure time, too. On Sundays, you can't even shop — most stores are closed. You are semi-required to hike in the Alps with your family. It's just what you do.
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Yeah, but the tomatoes taste better in America.
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Yeah, but the tomatoes taste better in America.
LOL ... small price to pay for more leisure time.
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i love my forced weekend hike : Life worth Living !
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Old 21.07.2015, 22:16
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Yeah, but the tomatoes taste better in America.
Perhaps compared to the UK.

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Old 21.07.2015, 23:26
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i read that too but i think it's a bit exaggerated- or maybe it depends on how you lived your life in the states... i don't see why the author couldn't find some kind of compromise, imho it's certainly possible depending on the lifestyle you choose to have.
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Old 21.07.2015, 23:37
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i read that too but i think it's a bit exaggerated- or maybe it depends on how you lived your life in the states... i don't see why the author couldn't find some kind of compromise, imho it's certainly possible depending on the lifestyle you choose to have.
Because it's incredibly bias. The bit about tax was the funniest. Of course nobody in Switzerland evades taxes. Not all those companies that set up shop here under tax deals or all those super rich f1 drivers.
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Because it's incredibly bias. The bit about tax was the funniest. Of course nobody in Switzerland evades taxes. Not all those companies that set up shop here under tax deals or all those super rich f1 drivers.
It's not a criminal offence, an administrative matter like parking too long
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Old 22.07.2015, 00:37
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i love my forced weekend hike : Life worth Living !
So do i, but it's a real bitch getting the mobility scooter up the sodding mountain paths, how do you do it?
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Old 22.07.2015, 00:39
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Yeah, but the tomatoes taste better in America.

Right ! but only the Canadians homegrowns BTW My work week here in Canada was 36 hr
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Old 22.07.2015, 03:11
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Perhaps compared to the UK.
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Nope. Compared to Switzerland.

Almost everything I've eaten in the United States has been fresher, tastier and much better quality than anything you can get in Switzerland.

The only significant exception so far being coffee.

Not that I'd want to live in the US, mind, but the food really is way better.
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Nope. Compared to Switzerland.

Almost everything I've eaten in the United States has been fresher, tastier and much better quality than anything you can get in Switzerland.

The only significant exception so far being coffee.

Not that I'd want to live in the US, mind, but the food really is way better.
If go with tastier, not better. It'll generally kill you quicker, often by way of obesity or diabetes (ok, not the tomatoes you're talking about), but it does taste better as a rule.

As for the rest of the article, it touched on some reasons why I don't go back. I work incredibly long hours as it is - I could never do my job in the States, where the hours are even worse!
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Old 22.07.2015, 05:50
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If go with tastier, not better. It'll generally kill you quicker, often by way of obesity or diabetes (ok, not the tomatoes you're talking about), but it does taste better as a rule.
Depends what you eat. I don't see how salads, sweetcorn and steak are more likely to lead to diabetes and obesity than bratwurst, rösti and marzipan bananas.
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Old 22.07.2015, 06:18
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It's not a criminal offence, an administrative matter like parking too long
Yeah... but it comes with administrative fines that are steeper than the criminal ones in neighboring countries. The only reason it is not a crime in Switzerland is simple: At the moment it is a crime does the police need to assist foreign countries police to find tax dodgers in Switzerland - something the country prevented for a century based on "Sorry, it's not illegal here, we can't help you".
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Depends what you eat. I don't see how salads, sweetcorn and steak are more likely to lead to diabetes and obesity than bratwurst, rösti and marzipan bananas.
http://authoritynutrition.com/grass-...rain-fed-beef/

Yeah, ok, I haven't got a clue. I'm stretching. But while I clearly acknowledged that it didn't apply to the foods you were talking about, I was building from your point to make my own about American foods.
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Re: Working in Switzerland: An American perspective

There is a lot of crap food in the US - ridiculous amounts of processed foods with corn syrup sweetener and so on. In the right stores, there is also good fresh food, but the density of such stores tends to go down in less well off areas.

For the most part, I thought the article was spot on. The work culture is perhaps a bit more moderate than suggested when you are away from the coasts and major cities, but then the odds of actually having a job is also lower in such areas.
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Almost everything I've eaten in the United States has been fresher, tastier and much better quality than anything you can get in Switzerland.
I'd say the opposite, but I live in Ticino.

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I'd say the opposite, but I live in Ticino.

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Yeah, I was talking about Switzerland not Africa.
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Yeah, I was talking about Switzerland not Africa.
Here is the key to the debate: Portion sizes. Sweetcorn does not lead to more diabetes than Roesti, but the size and calories of an average US meal is simply higher cause they eat so much of it.

As a cheapskate did I never understand how they can sell different soda sizes and still offer free refills, but anyway: A large coke in a cinema came in a sort of bucket that was larger than a supermarket size European 1.5 liter bottle...
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Nope. Compared to Switzerland.

Almost everything I've eaten in the United States has been fresher, tastier and much better quality than anything you can get in Switzerland.

The only significant exception so far being coffee.

Not that I'd want to live in the US, mind, but the food really is way better.
Ha, I couldn't disagree more. I miss things like coffee and good microbrews, and while I also miss some cuisines you can't get here, I think the quality in the US is lousy. Run of the mill dairy products in the US are atrocious, eggs and milk shipped thousands of miles in some cases. If you buy everything from whole foods or the like, then I find it comparable, but the Food that the average American purchases in a Wal-Mart or Winn Dixie is an abomination.

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