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Old 02.08.2021, 19:52
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Re: How does social services work in Switzerland

Patiently waiting for the next incarnation. Clearly whoever it is has a connection to Basel.

Having stood in the cold for 30 minutes waiting for Justin in order to get him a hot meal, I've had no tolerance since that episode. Of course, what he's done is prevent people who really need help for asking for it here, because people who might actually help them will be disinclined.

Whoever this troll is, they are harming people who have genuine need. If they are genuine, all they need do is address the questions raised. But with Justin/Moire/Baselg (so far) they've not engaged. Yes, very funny winding up forum members. Not funny harming people in need. And that is what you are doing. Whoever is the sockie-puppetmaster, should be ashamed.
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Old 04.08.2021, 19:57
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Providing the OP is legit, I personally would advise him to go back to the UK, simply because he is overwhelmed here.
I disagree you know nothing about me and my back ground.

I was raped and abused in the U.K. and nearly killed now I work in finance in Switzerland give me some credit people like you are the reason depression exists be kind be supportive!
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Old 04.08.2021, 20:03
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I disagree you know nothing about me and my back ground.

I was raped and abused in the U.K. and nearly killed now I work in finance in Switzerland give me some credit people like you are the reason depression exists be kind be supportive!
Now you do sound exactly like Justin. Are you he?

And a lot of advice was already given, on several topics, several times….
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Patiently waiting for the next incarnation. Clearly whoever it is has a connection to Basel.

Having stood in the cold for 30 minutes waiting for Justin in order to get him a hot meal, I've had no tolerance since that episode. Of course, what he's done is prevent people who really need help for asking for it here, because people who might actually help them will be disinclined.

Whoever this troll is, they are harming people who have genuine need. If they are genuine, all they need do is address the questions raised. But with Justin/Moire/Baselg (so far) they've not engaged. Yes, very funny winding up forum members. Not funny harming people in need. And that is what you are doing. Whoever is the sockie-puppetmaster, should be ashamed.
Wow that is immature.
I have been stabbed in Basel Switzerland
I have brain damage I accidentally forgot is that such a crime?

You have no idea who I am and what Iíve been through I use this website as a form of help not to be bullied you lot do not realise how much pain I am in and people like you just make it worse with comments like this.

Seriously get a grip your a grown man for crying out loud you can see Iím not a troll donít you think if I was a troll Iíd have better things to do? Clearly I am trying to get support on my issues and comments like this are just unreal
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Old 04.08.2021, 20:07
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Wow that is immature.
I have been stabbed in Basel Switzerland
I have brain damage I accidentally forgot is that such a crime?

You have no idea who I am and what Iíve been through I use this website as a form of help not to be bullied you lot do not realise how much pain I am in and people like you just make it worse with comments like this.

Seriously get a grip your a grown man for crying out loud you can see Iím not a troll donít you think if I was a troll Iíd have better things to do? Clearly I am trying to get support on my issues and comments like this are just unreal
Seeing that we heard the exact same story before it is not surprising that people think so
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Old 04.08.2021, 20:18
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Re: How does social services work in Switzerland

Yep, I seem to remember the Justin came out with all sorts of stuff like being stabbed, head injury, raped, not being able to fit into his work suits, looking after his granny in the UK during covid and also having to live in a slum of a bedsit in Birsfelden with no money. The list was endless and it's not funny - but if people want to believe it then it's up to them I suppose
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Re: How does social services work in Switzerland

OP, only you know what you are doing or hoping for, here on this forum. That's true for every single one of us.

The posts of Justin/Moire/Baselg are very similar, without any doubt. Fair enough, if the set of needs remains. The discussion of whether or not you may be a troll seems to be important to some posters. You can choose whether or not that is important to you. Only you know your truth.

In any case, you keep posting asking for information and that may be because you are in deep need or trouble of several types (and no-one at all knows that, except you).

If the things you write are true, then that is one awful, awful set of experiences to have gone through, and a lot of serious consequences, and altogether way too much trauma for one young person to have to deal with. Especially not without help. Therefore I hope that, for those needs that are pressing, you will manage to scrape together the physical and psychological energy to call or go to one of the many advice centres to which you've been pointed.

I linked to them - in the Justin threads - just a few post earlier in this thread, here:
https://www.englishforum.ch/3333294-post11.html
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General question

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well and enjoying the gorgeous weather here in Switzerland.
Before I start Iíd like to ask anyone whoís going to be call me a troll or just mock in me general to refrain and move on Iím really not in the mood / head space to deal with that.

I appreciate majority of people think Iím a troll simply because my storyís donít make sense or simply because I never respond to my threads.
I donít respond to my threads as Iím always super busy either studying for my job or working.
The reason my threads seem very all over the place is because as someone with dyslexia I hate writing and typing text messages on the phone.
So I only really give half of the story and sometimes it gets understood.


Now letís start with my question.
I work here in Switzerland and have lived here for a number of years Iím a trainee at a private wealth Managment firm currently I do not earn a lot of money.
In the coming years that should change I expect to be on the 150-200k grand a year mark but like everything else in life things take time.

I am currently looking for a Saturday / Sunday job where I can earn some extra money here in Switzerland but due to the fact my Germany is none existent itís difficult.
I have an appointment with the social services here in Switzerland as I canít afford to pay my health insurance I canít afford to pay anything.

How does social services work here? Iíve head nightmares stories that they force you to down size your apartment and stuff is that true?

I only pay over 1200 CHF and the thought of living in some horrible shared housing complex is terrifying me.

Iíve been asked to go see them on Wednesday but I would appreciate if anyone has had any experiences with these sorts of things.

Please donít give me a hard time looking for some reason advice and facts here thank you everyone take care.
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Old 06.09.2021, 16:58
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Re: General question

Oh what the heck, I'm in mellow mood.

If you are on social and your rent is too high, then yes, you will be required to move to a cheaper apartment. You are required to drain your savings down to a certain amount (4000? possibly) before you get assistance.

Sorry not to be bearer of good news, but social is tough.
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Old 06.09.2021, 17:30
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Hi everyone,
I hope you are well and enjoying the gorgeous weather here in Switzerland.
Before I start I’d like to ask anyone who’s going to be call me a troll or just mock in me general to refrain and move on I’m really not in the mood / head space to deal with that.

I appreciate majority of people think I’m a troll simply because my story’s don’t make sense or simply because I never respond to my threads.
I don’t respond to my threads as I’m always super busy either studying for my job or working.
The reason my threads seem very all over the place is because as someone with dyslexia I hate writing and typing text messages on the phone.
So I only really give half of the story and sometimes it gets understood.


Now let’s start with my question.
I work here in Switzerland and have lived here for a number of years I’m a trainee at a private wealth Managment firm currently I do not earn a lot of money.
In the coming years that should change I expect to be on the 150-200k grand a year mark but like everything else in life things take time.

I am currently looking for a Saturday / Sunday job where I can earn some extra money here in Switzerland but due to the fact my Germany is none existent it’s difficult.
I have an appointment with the social services here in Switzerland as I can’t afford to pay my health insurance I can’t afford to pay anything.

How does social services work here? I’ve head nightmares stories that they force you to down size your apartment and stuff is that true?

I only pay over 1200 CHF and the thought of living in some horrible shared housing complex is terrifying me.

I’ve been asked to go see them on Wednesday but I would appreciate if anyone has had any experiences with these sorts of things.

Please don’t give me a hard time looking for some reason advice and facts here thank you everyone take care.
Hello.

I won't comment on the apartment size and how much you spend. That's your problem and you're aware of it.

I will just point at something that you might not be aware of. Getting social help may make harder to get the B or C permit you need for the 150-200K job. No personal experience at all, I just always see this question on getting social money every time I renew my B permit. Does anyone knows if this really matters for permit renewal?

And the second remark is to be a bit more wary of your employer. Usually, when employers hires a foreigner, the employer shows the canton this person is getting a salary comparable to the one a local would get. This regulation is in place to avoid salary dumping. But, you're not getting the salary comparable to a local worker with the same qualifications and responsibilities. Therefore, your employer is in a grey area. Ask other people and think calmly because telling the authorities about this might have unintended consequences. Someone might get interested at why your employer for a number of years doesn't pay you enough to live. Then, make some questions to your employer. This won't make you the most popular employee, the one getting the promotion. So, the big bucks job in the future might be just a mirage.

The ideas above are not discourage to find a solution, but only to think ahead. This employer may be counting on people saying nothing because it is convenient for everyone. Albeit, a convenient arrangement for everyone is not always respectful of the law. So, take care.
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Old 06.09.2021, 19:10
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I work here in Switzerland and have lived here for a number of years Iím a trainee at a private wealth Managment firm currently I do not earn a lot of money.
In the coming years that should change I expect to be on the 150-200k grand a year mark but like everything else in life things take time.
Even the interns at my place earn over 50k pro rata.
ĎNumber of yearsí and still a Trainee/canít afford a take-away?

If you are genuine, which I doubt, do everyone a favor and get on Glassdoor and out your employer.
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