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Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

Six people in my office today. Four of them are Swiss. (Well, one's a Basler).

I've never seen so many in one (work)place before.
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why? don't understand
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

say whaaaaaat????
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In most places I've worked in Switzerland, the Swiss are a very small minority of the workforce.
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

Probably it is a routine check how many employees use discussion fora during working hours. Other words you are in a big ... piled hire and deeper
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In most places I've worked in Switzerland, the Swiss are a very small minority of the workforce.
ah, i'm in a 60% swiss office so wasn't sure what you meant
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Six people in my office today. Four of them are Swiss. (Well, one's a Basler).

I've never seen so many in one (work)place before.
An effect of rejecting work permits to Non-EU and creating vacancies for locals?
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

Nah. The other three are from Zürich or nearby.
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Six people in my office today. Four of them are Swiss. (Well, one's a Basler).

I've never seen so many in one (work)place before.
Are most of the other checkout jockeys from France ?
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

Times must be rough... a few Swiss mingling with the working class?
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Old 24.08.2010, 10:52
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

Heh, with the interest rate next to zero it's getting more difficult to live off savings alone, so even we need to work in an office.
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

I have only one Swiss person in my office. And he is actually the only Swiss in our team of 12. The biggest part of the team are ze Germans.

A friend of mine who is job hunting thought she had worse chances because she wasn't Swiss, but I'm starting to believe that in certain fields of industry, you might have even better chances as an Auslander? It's an advantage if you are bold enough to leave your home country and seek new opportunities.
Or maybe it doesn't matter at all. But I see no more chances for the locals than for the rest of us.
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

Bear in mind though that you work in multinational companies, that's quite a different thing. So do I, but we don't have much contact with other European dependencies, so it's a very Swiss company in its nature. At least 90% of office staff are Swiss, some Germans working as managers and engineers, and a lot of foreigners working in manual labour and cleaning.
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

In my husband's office they are all Swiss
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

This makes me curious actually...

At hubby's work they have some folks who have "foreign" background but were born here in Switzerland themselves. (Parents or grandparents emigrated.)

In the US, that's where the distinction of "Irish- American" "Italian-American" and such comes from... usually / often 2nd or 3rd generation born.

So... would these coworkers who are 2nd or 3rd genration NOT be "Turkish-Swiss" or simply "Swiss"? I think to "non-Americans" anyone who comes from the US is "American" as opposed to making those distinctions of "Irish-American" and so forth...

So, ya'll who are talking about how many Swiss you are working with, what do you mean?
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

There is the so called "Auslaenders" encchroachment.Therefore,the indigenous Swiss are going back to their original jobs in the mountain,milking cows,making cheese and grilling "cervelas"
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So, ya'll who are talking about how many Swiss you are working with, what do you mean?
These are Swiss who's all four (or more? ) grandparents were Swiss.
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

I understand where are the Germans
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Re: Swiss in the workplace - a rare event

There's one in the office next door. Otherwise we've got Irish, Polish, English, American, Portugese, Russian, Italian, French...
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