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Re: Forced to take a 25% paycut at the end of my probation period

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Looking back at this now, I am glad to be out of that crappy company. Funny thing is they did the same thing to a colleague of mine who left them after 12 months.

After a year, I got a better offer in London, and am glad to be out of this situation. That company is not professional. Riddance to them.

Happy 2020! The world is my oyster and there are better places. Switzerland is not everything.
At least you found a solution, others may not be so fortunate. Since it is almost 2020, I am curious if in hindsight you regret taking the job in Switzerland in the first place?
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Re: Forced to take a 25% paycut at the end of my probation period

I got some good work experience in two different jobs. The first of which was highly paid. In between I had a year of unemployment but used the time to upskill and still got paid well. Then I got something lined up in London which was pretty good also.

I would only come back if I was offered a decent role in a major corporation. The country is beautiful and right in the heart of Europe. However, the people were not so welcoming.

Sad but true.

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At least you found a solution, others may not be so fortunate. Since it is almost 2020, I am curious if in hindsight you regret taking the job in Switzerland in the first place?
I hope I have answered your question in the previous post.
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Re: Forced to take a 25% paycut at the end of my probation period

Thank you for posting this situation! It is really despicable practices and you should post this on glassdoor, people should be aware how they can get trapped. It useless trying to prove that your performance was good and what they are doing just scamming. Among all the legalities in Switzerland and being a foreigner it is easy to be taken advantage of and act out of fear losing something. If I were in this situation, but previously had a normal work history, I would without hesitation said "go f%#ck yourself", left and never put this on my resume, registered with RAV and kept looking for a job. But I understand in this situation already being one year unemployed does make it difficult, then you just accept the offer, half a day spend in cafeteria and actively look for a job. Companies will do everything to squeeze you as much as they can and they don't give two cents about you, nor should you give any damn about them, build up your skills and know your value, in software there are thousands of jobs.
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