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Old 30.06.2011, 19:14
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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

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You can sometimes pick up some edible beef entrecote steaks for just under half that amount
I know where I can regularly get it for CHF 42/ kg in CH (if I buy a whole tenderloin, which I do), and EUR 20 in Italy.

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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

I sometimes wonder why people get on their high horses on this forum. Seriously, if you see a question someone has asked before post a link and leave it there. The sarcasm, silly answers and groans are just pointless. FInding the englishforum from the point of view of a newbie makes one excited enough to post all the bugging questions about Switzerland on their mind before the newbie begins to realise "oh wait a minute, someone is bound to have asked this as well". So please cut newbies and oldies alike some slack people.

In answer to your question OP, I am a single guy here as well on a few less than thousand than you and this is what i found so far in terms of my salary.

1) if you send money back home - home for me being London, I do like to tuck back some money at home, then the exchange rate can be annoying.
2) I eat serious meat and meat is expensive here. But you are a vegetarian so you save money on that.
3) Health insurance is a killer but yours is being paid for, so you save money.
4) Are you going to be driving? If yes, then can be expensive.
5) The real low blow is housing. Expensive and rare. If you find a cheap one, be prepared for a job interview for the house.

Summary, 110K from my point of view is more than enough for you to live. Just avoid the stores on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich and you will be fine

Welcome to Switzerland as well.
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Old 30.06.2011, 21:19
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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

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Surely this is a wind up.....
From my jaded point of view, I say it`s a wind-up.
"Single guy .....(well in my mind I see a guy, girls just don`t advertise their salaries - and I have not the time to go to profile details) ..... fairly good salary (not a Handlanger on building site) ....... Vegetarian (lifestyle) ....... Shortly to hit the sunny land of Switzerland, and having not yet mastered the language would like to meet like-minded lady for company, who speaks english, hence on EF to intro myself, plus its free, and date sites are tacky time-wasters.

Forgive me, I am really old, and old fashioned, and when people advertise their salaries in this manner, with the added details, bearing in mind, as stated previously in thread, that one needs some brains to collect this monthly amount, I get the same feeling I get when my grandchildren introduce their new most wonderful friend who I can see is going to break their hearts and destroy their trust in human kindness.

But back to the OP .. YES most definitely, as a vegetarian, on that salary, you will be able to support a wife and three children and a motor car and pay the rent and all the other neccessary evils of life.
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Old 30.06.2011, 21:38
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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

mrstarks - if you send money back home to UK, surely the exchange rate is currently less than annoying - surely (duh - saying this because I'm in CH on a UK pension).
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I sometimes wonder why people get on their high horses on this forum. Seriously, if you see a question someone has asked before post a link and leave it there. The sarcasm, silly answers and groans are just pointless. FInding the englishforum from the point of view of a newbie makes one excited enough to post all the bugging questions about Switzerland on their mind before the newbie begins to realise "oh wait a minute, someone is bound to have asked this as well". So please cut newbies and oldies alike some slack people.

In answer to your question OP, I am a single guy here as well on a few less than thousand than you and this is what i found so far in terms of my salary.

1) if you send money back home - home for me being London, I do like to tuck back some money at home, then the exchange rate can be annoying.
2) I eat serious meat and meat is expensive here. But you are a vegetarian so you save money on that.
3) Health insurance is a killer but yours is being paid for, so you save money.
4) Are you going to be driving? If yes, then can be expensive.
5) The real low blow is housing. Expensive and rare. If you find a cheap one, be prepared for a job interview for the house.

Summary, 110K from my point of view is more than enough for you to live. Just avoid the stores on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich and you will be fine

Welcome to Switzerland as well.
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Old 30.06.2011, 22:03
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the endless stream of inconsequential, attention-seeking, self-affirming shit they post themselves.
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Old 30.06.2011, 22:08
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I didn't have any individual in mind, DB...
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I didn't have any individual in mind, DB...
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Old 30.06.2011, 22:25
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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

those who complain about the post are those who earn less than 110kchf.
Those who say nothing or defend the OP earn more than 110kchf.
It's so low-class to talk about money.....pecunia non olet.
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Like almost all internet forums, EF has an aristocracy. This back-slapping, ruling elite develop a boredom threshold that sinks a little lower each day. Anything they feel has been covered before gets very short shrift. The forum is their plaything, and their domain. How dare new people intrude? Their defence of this position is rooted in a pretence that the forum is primarily a formal information resource, and that pretty much any new post asking for an opinion has already been exhaustively covered.

This view is fatally undermined by the endless stream of inconsequential, attention-seeking, self-affirming shit they post themselves.

I can't express my own view any better than the first paragraph in bold, above.
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I sometimes wonder why people get on their high horses on this forum.
because that's their whole purpose in participating in this forum? Some people just can't wait for these salary questions to turn up and then pounce on them
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Old 30.06.2011, 23:43
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Let me guess. You don't have direct reports but you too want to be a manager? me too, but on EF I am honest about it....
I form my opinions based on my experience and belief, not on the need to big myself up, so guess again

I find the "manager = has direct reports" definition to be pretty old fashioned and somewhat misses the point. We all have stuff to do and goals to achieve within an organisation and the people side is simply one facet of the job.

There are also different degrees of people management. You can have a manager at McDonalds and the people management there may be largely to get the staff to do what they need to do.

For me, the more interesting side is building a team and also helping people to develop their careers. There's nothing more satisfying than helping your team get promoted, especially if you can bring them up to replace you so that you can move on and get promoted yourself.
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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

I read the topic of this thread and the answer is the following:
a hooker can be had for 50 francs. The champagne before might be more expensive, though!
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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
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How are you doing? have you fully recovered after being attacked in the train station?
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Re: IS 110K CHF sufficient for single guy?

wish i got paid that much
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