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I'm sorry, but that is just...

Move somewhere in the middle. I mean as a SAHD it can't be too much to ask to drive all of 1.5 hours or so (as that's how long it'd take by car outside commuting hours) to see his "family and friends" twice a week or whatever rather than your partner having to suffer through a 7-hour daily commute because the "family and friends" are up in Laufenburg. With all due respect, that is just absolutely nonsensical.

There's a thing called compromise. Move to Fribourg or something.

Granted, this is all still speaking theoretically at this point.

Also, I've recommended on page one already to consider staying in Geneva during the week. However, with this situation, i.e. him not working, I have zero understanding as to why moving somewhere closer is not an option. If both had jobs then fair enough, with one person staying home - just nope.
I see your point. We will have to see how my job search goes first. But I do intend to keep my options open.
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I used to live in Dubai and work in Abu Dhabi. About a 90-100 minute commute either way.

I did it when I had no children and was relatively young. I wouldn't even consider anything close to it now.

Would you really wish to wake up at about 4am to get ready, leave the house by 5am, travel for 3 to 4 hours to get to work. Then do a full day's work and catch the train at about 5.30ish (if there is one at that time) to get back for 9.30ish in the evening. With all the hassle of connections etc. etc.

Commuting can be ok for short periods of time, but my experience of doing it for 4 years was that it just made you feel tired and down most of the time.
It is a sacrifice. I do not intend to do it for a long time. That was my point too earlier, that employers may not see me as an ideal candidate as I may not last long at a job, with that distance in mind.
I have a friend who travels to Tessin once a week for work.
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Not directly as i would never even contemplate thinking about a commute of more than 60 minutes door to door.


Indirectly i supose yes, as i spent a lot of time travelling the world for my job which eventually led to a divorce.


I now work 5 minutes from home, and as i am the owner, this won't change and i avoid a lot of travel by paying people to come and see me
so you never commuted more than 60 minutes, maybe your wife left you for other reasons?
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so you never commuted more than 60 minutes, maybe your wife left you for other reasons?
Is it cosy under that bridge there?
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It is a sacrifice. I do not intend to do it for a long time. That was my point too earlier, that employers may not see me as an ideal candidate as I may not last long at a job, with that distance in mind.
I have a friend who travels to Tessin once a week for work.
Once a week - sure. I have colleagues commuting from London, but who obviously have an apartment here too, others who fly somewhere in Europe twice or three times a week. Heck I know even people who commute from NY to Europe every week.

But taking a plane from London to Zurich once a week or flying to Amsterdam and back and then to Paris and back in the same week (even including waiting times etc) is still not the same as sitting on a train and a bunch of buses for 7 hours every single day.

I don't mean to attack you but I honestly think you're being very naive about this.

Also, from the employers' viewpoint, you've answered your own question. You "don't intend to do it for a long time". Employers will think the same. Personally, I wouldn't really care where anyone lived, that's generally none of my business, but I would also assume that they'll move sooner rather than later. If I knew they had no intention to, I don't think I'd hire anyone whose commute is as long as a working day. Simply because it's only a matter of time before this becomes an issue, and it's probably less time than you assume. I wouldn't ask you because again, none of my business, but I'd have *severe* concerns and unless I'd be ultra-desperate to fill a role, I don't think I'd choose someone with your living situation.
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so you never commuted more than 60 minutes...
Needlessly unpleasant. What are you hoping to achieve or are you just bored? Won't repost the whole of your comment.
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It is a sacrifice. I do not intend to do it for a long time. That was my point too earlier, that employers may not see me as an ideal candidate as I may not last long at a job, with that distance in mind.
No offense, but employers don't just see you as a bad candidate... you simply are one if that's your plan. Hiring a person who leaves a short while later is very costly for a company. They don't just pay you for the time you need to get up to speed but also lose the opportunity to find the right candidate instead, so they have twice the HR costs, twice the onboarding time and what not else.


If you ever get an interview and you want to go through with your plan make sure that you have a better excuse for not moving than "my Swiss husband does not want to leave his village".
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by the same logic, an employee who lives close to their work is more desirable than one who lives three hours away.


Some distancist discrimination is going on....
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by the same logic, an employee who lives close to their work is more desirable than one who lives three hours away.


Some distancist discrimination is going on....
an employee that asks for less salary is more desirable than one who asks for a high salary.

that must be compensationist discrimination
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by the same logic, an employee who lives close to their work is more desirable than one who lives three hours away.


Some distancist discrimination is going on....
I have been reading your comments. You are one damn funny guy! I see British humour on its high pedestal again.
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I have been reading your comments. You are one damn funny guy! I see British humour on its high pedestal again.
If that's British humour should we dig a hole instead of building a pedestal...
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I have been reading your comments. You are one damn funny guy! I see British humour on its high pedestal again.
thank you Ajeethaa but to quote Little Britain "I am a Lady"! I wish you find peace and get the job you deserve!
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so you never commuted more than 60 minutes, maybe your wife left you for other reasons?

Wow, what a bitchy comment after i said more or less the reasons for my divorce !


By the way we still regularly go for lunch together
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thank you Ajeethaa but to quote Little Britain "I am a Lady"! I wish you find peace and get the job you deserve!



Madame, with your previous comment, this fully confirms you are no lady
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Wow, what a bitchy comment after i said more or less the reasons for my divorce !


By the way we still regularly go for lunch together
not bitchy at all as most of your posts (as you confess yourself) are rubbish, best to look in the mirror I think! then you'll get a woman
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thank you Ajeethaa but to quote Little Britain "I am a Lady"!
Said a man. HTH.
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thank you Ajeethaa but to quote Little Britain "I am a Lady"! I wish you find peace and get the job you deserve!
Sure do, thanks.

I miss that show. Here they show Little Britain dubbed in German! Who does that? Dubbed in German! Why can't they leave the show alone..play it as it is! Imagine 'The Computer says no' in German > Der Computer sagt nein. Ahh...not original.
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