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Re: What's the % increase from UK salary to Swiss?

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My job role is much more popular in UK that out on this end of europe.
I would've stayed in the UK in that case as there would be more opportunity and better experience wise, aren't London, New York, Paris and Milan known as the fashion capitals?
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Old 26.07.2012, 18:07
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Hi, see this is the issue.
There aren't many fashion head offices in Switzerland and even less people out there who do my actual job role. So it's quite difficult to find out what other people would receive. My job role is much more popular in UK that out on this end of europe.
That's exactly why I think you are probably not underpaid. There are, what, 6 jobs in that category. You're not exactly in a position to be choosy.

If you are in admin, IT, graphic design, etc you can find something similar. But it will not be the same. If you want to stay in fashion and stay in CH, my guess would be you don't really have too many options.

Let's at least hope that it will lead you to something better in your field. You should really take the opportunity to learn EVERYTHING you can there. Get your nose into every part of the business. At least if you are not paid well you'll at least (hopefully) have an amazing opportunity to learn.
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That's exactly why I think you are probably not underpaid. There are, what, 6 jobs in that category. You're not exactly in a position to be choosy.

If you are in admin, IT, graphic design, etc you can find something similar. But it will not be the same. If you want to stay in fashion and stay in CH, my guess would be you don't really have too many options.

Let's at least hope that it will lead you to something better in your field. You should really take the opportunity to learn EVERYTHING you can there. Get your nose into every part of the business. At least if you are not paid well you'll at least (hopefully) have an amazing opportunity to learn.
That works both ways as his experience is not easy to find a replacement. I think in the end having a specialized skill is more value than being another general IT guy or accountant (without a unique skill).

Unfortunately wages in the fashion industry can be low because people really want to work in it.

I think your wages are very low. If you can't work it out might be best to pack it in back to the UK but consider the tax points Fatmanfilms makes. You may have to stick it out another 6 months.
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That works both ways as his experience is not easy to find a replacement. I think in the end having a specialized skill is more value than being another general IT guy or accountant (without a unique skill).

Unfortunately wages in the fashion industry can be low because people really want to work in it.

I think your wages are very low. If you can't work it out might be best to pack it in back to the UK but consider the tax points Fatmanfilms makes. You may have to stick it out another 6 months.
One other point might be your pension contributions. Here they don't get taxed as much as the UK, plus your salary is higher and so you get X% of a bigger salary saved every year.
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UK pension contributions are 100% tax deductible upto a fairly large annual limit. The investments in CH are very safe so wont grow very much over time , more of an issue if your 30 rather than 60.
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