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marconap 19.03.2008 20:32

Mk10 ?
 
Hello Everybody,
first I want to say that this forum is really great, I found a lot of answers which clarified most of my doubts. :)

I still need some help:
Does anyone know what is a employment level MK10?:confused:

Thanks!

Jekyll 19.03.2008 21:18

Re: Mk10 ?
 
Hi Marco,

MK10 refers to the general permanent workforce of a company.

Above this is MK3, MK2 and MK1 which are junior, middle and upper management respectively.

The MK level defines the content of the work contract and of the benefits.

marconap 19.03.2008 21:48

Re: Mk10 ?
 
Thanks Jeckyl,

I guess it is comparable to a 10/11 level in USA, the highest below management.
Do you consider it low for a mechanical engineer with more than 10 years experience?
I know it depends on the position but I am just trying to figure how does it work in Switzerland.

Thanks again, truly appreciated!

Jekyll 19.03.2008 22:27

Re: Mk10 ?
 
Hi Marco,

I wouldn't say it is low. You can be paid a lot of money as an MK10 employee. It's just that you are not considered part of the management "Kader". Typically an MK3 employee will have direct reports or will be an "expert" within the company.

marconap 20.03.2008 13:55

Re: Mk10 ?
 
Thank you :)

Reading over several threads here on the Forum it seems that a lot of money in Switzerland has to be really a lot, due to the cost of living.
I got the idea that below 130KCHF is not considered a lot...:msnshock:

Thanks again Jekyll :)

Shorrick Mk2 20.03.2008 13:59

Re: Mk10 ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marconap (Post 192781)
Thank you :)

Reading over several threads here on the Forum it seems that a lot of money in Switzerland has to be really a lot, due to the cost of living.
I got the idea that below 130KCHF is not considered a lot...:msnshock:

It depends on who you ask and what your lifestyle is. The median salary is about 5'000 CHF a month.

Guest 20.03.2008 14:00

Re: Mk10 ?
 
You have to realise that many of the people on here are both professional and working in high-earning professions like finance or IT. All these discussions are relative. In absolute terms, of course 130k is a lot of money. This is why the common "how much should I earn questions" need to be asked with a far amount of supporting detail to have any real chance of a meaningful answer.

dave




Quote:

Originally Posted by marconap (Post 192781)
Thank you :)

Reading over several threads here on the Forum it seems that a lot of money in Switzerland has to be really a lot, due to the cost of living.
I got the idea that below 130KCHF is not considered a lot...:msnshock:

Thanks again Jekyll :)


marconap 20.03.2008 14:24

Re: Mk10 ?
 
I understand, that's why i did not come out with the question :)

I tried to convert my actual salary and position (I am a engineer with more than 10 years of experience actually working as process/quality technical expert for a chemical company) to the equivalent in Switzerland. I considered all the the tips I found in your threads (really useful!) about cost of living, tax rate, health care, etc. and the conclusion was about the range i mentioned.

Again great forum, thanks everybody, hope to meet you there if everything will go well.


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