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Old 16.11.2015, 13:13
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Salaries are indeed starting to fall in certain industries.

And bonuses have fallen as well. That trend began years ago. Bear in mind that (at least in some industries) some companies capped salaries at a relatively low figure, so beyond a certain level the bonus made up a significant portion of compensation.

Anyone looking for salary info should not rely on figures quoted from more than a year or two ago.

Reduced compensation is the elephant in the room. No one wants to talk about it for fear that their own job might be next.
Which industries are you referring to? Because the average wage in CH has been on a rise for the last 5 years. In fact it has risen faster than the GDP itself.
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What tightly controlled immigration policy? Did I miss something?

Open borders, including increased number of unmanned, unchecked border points.
Bilateral agreements.
Free and unrestricted movement of people.
Unlimited number of immigrants into Switzerland now permitted from almost all EU/EFTA countries.
Growing number of illegal immigrants.

How is any of that 'tightly controlled'?
How is that related to working?

Being able to cross the border and be an illegal immigrant is hardly going to help you with the sort of role posted on LinkedIn!

I haven't seen too many "Unregistered tax avoiding cleaner" positions advertised there recently

Maybe I need to change my role to "Dodgy tax avoiding employer" to see them?
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Ask the people with a non-EU passport.
They can still cross all of the borders I believe, as more often than not there are basically very few/no checks at all now!
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Nope, the only countries with quota limits are Romania and Bulgaria. Citizens from the rest of the EU can come and go as they please.
Exactly. Creating a very worrying situation indeed!

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