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Old 30.06.2011, 11:29
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You know guys - if you really want these threads to stop - simply make one answer with the right link and then stop posting. I think the mods should lock them after that first reply.
If only to prevent a long list of groans and red blobbies from your first post.

I think it's a bit harsh on a newbie.

I completely agree with Treverus. Threads like this should be answered and shut down.....

Yeah the "can I survive on a million bucks" question gives us all the shits,..... but he doesn't know that.

As it's not really the fault of the OP, some of the angry responses makes us all look like trolls.



FYI - for the OP, this is my favourite thread / diagram on the topic.

my two cents:
If you want to live like a Rockstar..... whatever you earn is never enough.

I'm a single bloke living here, and mate, you'll kill it here on that income.
(especially as a vegetarian - steak can cost upto 100chf/kilo )
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Old 30.06.2011, 11:34
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If only to prevent a long list of groans and red blobbies from your first post.
Maybe an informal, no groaning n00bs on first post regarding money/introductions... maybe...

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Yeah the "can I survive on a million bucks" question gives us all the shits,..... but he doesn't know that.
to be honest, if you are making 9K a month, then you must be doing something mildly brain taxing. Which means that you most probably CAN figure it out on yourself.

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Old 30.06.2011, 11:36
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- steak can cost upto 100chf/kilo )
...... neighhhhhhh
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Old 30.06.2011, 11:54
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this threads are like slinkies on an escalator...

they will never stop...
..fun to watch though
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:02
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...... neighhhhhhh
Coop has rib eye fillet at 9.90chf/100g

...... that's 99chf /kg

I'm Australian. Anything less than a good cut of meat is dog food.
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:02
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I received a job offer paying 110 k CHF per annum (9,166 monthly) with guaranteed bonus. I am single and vegetarian. Company pays health insurance. Question is whether this salary is adequate or will I need to be extra thrifty?
For women looking for a single man to date, 110K is more than enough.
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:12
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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

I just wanna know who would hire this guy ( girl ? ) in the first place...
An American Vegetarian in bad enuf
but a Vegetarian Financial Consultant ?
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I thought those guys had to be out after blood.
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:23
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For women looking for a single man to date, 110K is more than enough.
unless you're a Swiss or Russian woman
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:29
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I received a job offer paying 110 k CHF per annum (9,166 monthly) with guaranteed bonus. I am single and vegetarian. Company pays health insurance. Question is whether this salary is adequate or will I need to be extra thrifty?

Thank you, and am looking forward to the move
You know what, if i am your future employer, i would withdraw my job offer as i won't be sure how qualified you are that you cannot even use a very basic search function on an internet forum.

I just wrote Salary in the search field and clicked "Search", got 100 results for a starter, i think it doesn't require an MBA or Phd to do so,...ehh
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:31
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For women looking for a single man to date, 110K is more than enough.
Only girls with "chicoree" bags on their shoulders would consider a loser like that.
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:39
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You know guys - if you really want these threads to stop - simply make one answer with the right link and then stop posting. I think the mods should lock them after that first reply.
Unfortunately, there isnt just ONE thread to answer the proverbial question. Planthead and Village Idiot's threads contain very different sort of information but are both essential in helping you work out your cost of living.

I dont mind salary question threads - I mind VAGUE and lazy ones like this.

with regards to the point of whether we are being harsh, I think not - you are moving abroad to settle in a new place with a decent salary - you should be resourceful enough to work out the basics before coming back with such vague, generic AND LAZY question like this case in point. I am filing it as Exhibit Y for the next time a fluffy whines that the forum veterans are impatient and snappish with newbies.
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:44
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to be honest, if you are making 9K a month, then you must be doing something mildly brain taxing. Which means that you most probably CAN figure it out on yourself.
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I just wrote Salary in the search field and clicked "Search", got 100 results for a starter, i think it doesn't require an MBA or Phd to do so,...ehh
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For women looking for a single man to date, 110K is more than enough.

I'm sure it's not always the case, but if you put the above posts together what I get is:

Relatively smart guy, checks forum and sees that 110K is a pretty darn good salary, can't be arsed to dig any further for info and decides to post a "me too! I make a lot of money too!" post. Maybe to pull chicks .

Most people know (I think) that's it's rather unseemly to talk about how much they make. General questions about the cost of living will get the same results without spouting off. Unseemly.
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Old 30.06.2011, 12:52
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Coop has rib eye fillet at 9.90chf/100g

...... that's 99chf /kg

I'm Australian. Anything less than a good cut of meat is dog food.
Or US$53.83/lb at today's exchange rate - and no that does not include service, cooking, table or cutlery!

You can sometimes pick up some edible beef entrecote steaks for just under half that amount, on a special offer - but not that special when you consider it is about the price you would pay for the thing cooked and accompanied by vegetables and a smile in a not-too-fancy US restaurant.
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Old 30.06.2011, 13:02
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Relatively smart guy, checks forum and sees that 110K is a pretty darn good salary, can't be arsed to dig any further for info and decides to post a "me too! I make a lot of money too!" post. Maybe to pull chicks .

Most people know (I think) that's it's rather unseemly to talk about how much they make. General questions about the cost of living will get the same results without spouting off. Unseemly.
I don't know why everyone likes to jump to the conclusion that posting a salary like this is automatically bragging? 110K may seem like a lot of money to some people and not so much to others -- it really depends on your point-of-view.

It's important to remember that not all cultures are as private about their salaries as the Swiss.

Here in Switzerland, I genuinely don't know what salaries any of my friends or colleagues are on. I can make some rough guesses, but that's it.

In the UK, salaries were still considered private and it was considered a little vulgar to talk about them, particularly if there was any element of bragging involved. Nevertheless, it wasn't unusual to learn how much money someone was on after a few pints at the pub.

In the US, on the other hand, people tend to be much more open about money, salaries, how much they paid for something, and I've known people to practically declare their salaries on a first date.

So just because someone announces a salary here, it doesn't mean they're bragging. They have the relative anonymity of an internet forum, and they may genuinely want to know what life is like on 100k in Switzerland. (They could answer this with a search, but my point is -- it's not an unreasonable question)
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Old 30.06.2011, 13:06
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So just because someone announces a salary here, it doesn't mean they're bragging. They have the relative anonymity of an internet forum, and they may genuinely want to know what life is like on 100k in Switzerland. (They could answer this with a search, but my point is -- it's not an unreasonable question)
My point is, how someone can have a job worth 100k when he cannot perform a task that a 12 years old kid can do, it's not rocket science to search the forum
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It's important to remember that not all cultures are as private about their salaries as the Swiss.
Sure, that's why I say "not always the case". I'm a Yank and still had and have the good sense not to talk about my earnings. Maybe with a friend or certain family members. Everyone is different though.

Point is, PJ is embarking on a new adventure, in a different culture which includes many other cultures mixed in. While I don't like seeing a n00b getting massacred with groans on his first post, a little ribbing and such will do him more good than harm in adjusting to his new life.
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My point is, how someone can have a job worth 100k when he cannot perform a task that a 12 years old kid can do, it's not rocket science to search the forum
maybe it's a management job that just requires you to delegate the simple task to low-paid/unpaid lackies, in which case, he may be demonstrating his good delegation and cost control skills
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Old 30.06.2011, 14:11
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maybe it's a management job that just requires you to delegate the simple task to low-paid/unpaid lackies, in which case, he may be demonstrating his good delegation and cost control skills
I have in the last seven years not met one manager who earns as little as 110k per year. At leats not in Zurich or Geneva.
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they will never stop...
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Surely this is a wind up.....
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