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Old 16.08.2020, 14:25
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Worked in Switzerland 21 years ago!

I worked and lived in Zug 21 years ago! 1999.....you could say a sleepy village with fantastic tax rates and cheap property. I visited Zug last year where apartments are going for 2.5 million CHF to my astonishment, back then they were CHF 200K BTW this was the same apartment block! No longer a sleepy village rather a busy corporate over priced town, things were booming in 1999 in Switzerland, being in IT I was contracting for UBS in Zurich and also travels to Geneva. Great pay working with Australian's, New Zealander's mainly to my surprise then it all came to a halt after 9/11 I went back to London where i have been working since. Now I want to return! I have a British passport and an EU passport. Some questions:

Back in 1999 being in the German speaking region really there was no need for you to speak Swiss German though in Geneva there seemed to be advantages if you spoke French to me...is this still the case or do you need to be bilingual these days?

I'm an IT Consultant Security and Infrastructure management, where do I start looking? I obtained t my job by telephone in those days via jobserve.co.uk

I really do miss the Swiss life I love outdoor sports and walking but do I remember some annoying things with the way of life that took some adjusting especially in Zug but I settled well, I found the French region more relaxing but Geneva and outskirts is a very small region like Lugano etc. And owning a property in Zug means you never really own it, I didn't like that I had a kiwi friend who brought a house in Lake Annecy and travelled to Geneva everyday so he could get a Owned property and a cheaper way of life. The German Swiss region always seemed to me the place where to work where Geneva was quite a small area job wise is this still the case?

Any help on where to start would be great.
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