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Is this is a meaningful "offer" to live on in CH ?

Hi,

I`m a hungarian who`s currently living in England (it`s been 5 years ).
Recently, I got an opportunity to work for FEDEA School in Morges, Swizerland as a teaching assistant for one year.

The netto salary would be 1190CHF per month (after deduction of tax and rent which is 800CHF); working hours 42.5/week. Is it worth it? Will I be able to live on this?

I`m just wondering if anyone is out there who`s worked for this school or heard about it.

I have to make a decision and reply this week.

Thank you,
Tucsi
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Old 25.04.2012, 15:24
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CHF1190 is below the poverty level. I would re-check the contract. The gross amount also appears to be below the tax threshold.

Unofficial minimum pay is around CHF3,500 ( say for example supermarket check out staff etc. )
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Hi,

I`m a hungarian who`s currently living in England (it`s been 5 years ).
Recently, I got an opportunity to work for FEDEA School in Morges, Swizerland as a teaching assistant for one year.

The netto salary would be 1190CHF per month (after deduction of tax and rent which is 800CHF); working hours 42.5/week. Is it worth it? Will I be able to live on this?

I`m just wondering if anyone is out there who`s worked for this school or heard about it.

I have to make a decision and reply this week.

Thank you,
Tucsi
You'd definitely need a roommate (or 3) and would have to live on a shoestring budget. Personally... I don't think that's a living wage for CH.
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Old 25.04.2012, 15:30
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Re: help, relocation, advice

As you are Hungarian by nationality, you might want to read up:

CH to impose quotas from 8 EU countries

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EU8 residence and work permit ( post 01.05.2012 )
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You'd definitely need a roommate (or 3) and would have to live on a shoestring budget. Personally... I don't think that's a living wage for CH.

If they are deducting rent then I would assume that they would at least provide accommodation. But it is still a pretty low wage.... (actually VERY low). An intern would earn that much.
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It sounds a very interesting place to work. Do you have a background in working with children who have autism, already?

Have you compared that salary with what an assistant would get in other Swiss educational places? eg: childcare centres, International schools.

The other essential that has to come out of your salary is the compulsory health insurances ( that are not part of your general tax)and the insurance that landlords insist on the tenent carrying in case of damage to an apartment.

Yes, for a year, you could live on the remainder - eating simply and not spending money on clothes, travel etc. for that period.
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Re: Is this is a meaningful "offer" to live on in CH ?

Hi Tucsi,

I have worked for this institution before (a few years ago) and on my contract it said I would received 2,200CHF a month and rent and other costs are deducted from that. My first pay came in at a 'whopping' 1,250CHF. I quickly realised that it is practically impossible to survive on that amount. The school pays for your accidental health insurance but you have to fund your general health insurance which could be as much as 250CHF a month.

I'm sorry that I haven't posted a reply earlier but I am sure that most of the ex-teaching assistants from that school wouldn't recommend that you accept the position as the conditions of the school aren't ideal for the pupils as well as the staff and the 'management' staff of the school are by no means welcoming.

If you have already accepted the position then I wish you the best of luck.
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Re: Is this is a meaningful "offer" to live on in CH ?

Just wondering if you ever took the job and what your experience of it was?
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Hi Tucsi,

I have worked for this institution before (a few years ago) and on my contract it said I would received 2,200CHF a month and rent and other costs are deducted from that. My first pay came in at a 'whopping' 1,250CHF. I quickly realised that it is practically impossible to survive on that amount. The school pays for your accidental health insurance but you have to fund your general health insurance which could be as much as 250CHF a month.

I'm sorry that I haven't posted a reply earlier but I am sure that most of the ex-teaching assistants from that school wouldn't recommend that you accept the position as the conditions of the school aren't ideal for the pupils as well as the staff and the 'management' staff of the school are by no means welcoming.

If you have already accepted the position then I wish you the best of luck.
You'd better prepare for court :P
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Re: Is this is a meaningful "offer" to live on in CH ?

And which idiot resurrected this thread?

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