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Old 28.05.2008, 13:21
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Re: What is CASH?

Mad props to Uetlihof! I'll be working there for a few months starting next week (currently in the US), and it's good to know I can't use bank notes in the cafeteria.

I presume I can't use my employee ID (stored-value card) that works in the EMA cafeteria? Or the one I got at Cabot Square in the UK.

I'm hoping that my L permit will allow me to open an employee account with CS (I think this is called a "salary account"), despite the fact that I am paid in US dollars to my US account. If not I suppose I will use swisspost.
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Old 30.05.2009, 18:52
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Re: What is CASH?

Hi,

Well other than bus ticket machines I cannot find a single shop that accepts it at all! If someone can tell me what shops accept it then I might start using mine.

Much thanks in advance.

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Old 30.05.2009, 19:15
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Hmm, we seem to work for the same shop, I had the same experience in some of our cafeterias.

Uetlihof?
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Also have to use it in our vending machines here, which is a bit of a pain in the jacksie as it would be nice to get rid of the multitude of weighty coins that build up in your wallet (man-purse to hold them all!!) here in Switz...I never noticed this problem in the UK I have to say.
I'm also at Uetlihof, but have the advantage of that yellow stripe on my id card that marks me as external - although lunch costs more for me, on the odd day when I've forgotten to top up the card, I can get away with paying with cash instead of CASH!
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Old 30.05.2009, 19:43
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I'm also at Uetlihof, but have the advantage of that yellow stripe on my id card that marks me as external - although lunch costs more for me, on the odd day when I've forgotten to top up the card, I can get away with paying with cash instead of CASH!
The canteen where I used to work also took CASH, but too many times the till wouldn't read my card, so I needed to have spare cash just in case. It was more trouble than it was worth, except for parking meters. The coffee vending machines also took CASH, so even as an external you could get coffee at internal prices (but then again, we had our own coffee machine in our department, which worked out at about 35 Rappen a cup, even cheaper ).

Did I mention parking meters?
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Old 30.05.2009, 22:18
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Hi,

Well other than bus ticket machines I cannot find a single shop that accepts it at all! If someone can tell me what shops accept it then I might start using mine.

Much thanks in advance.

Jo
The Banks launched this debit card in the mid 1990s. Never caught on. Apparently useful in Bank canteens.
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Re: What is CASH?

So let me get this right... You have an ATM card (what I would call a debit card) and you have to transfer money from say your current account to a CASH account and both are accessible from the same debit card?

If so, why not just use the debit card??????

ETA: I've worked in an investment bank in London and we had a cashless canteen too, but we added money to our staff pass.

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Old 01.06.2009, 16:35
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So let me get this right... You have an ATM card (what I would call a debit card) and you have to transfer money from say your current account to a CASH account and both are accessible from the same debit card?

If so, why not just use the debit card??????
Because the cash sits on the card itself. No communication with your account is necessary when you use it to pay (and you don't need to enter your PIN).

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ETA: I've worked in an investment bank in London and we had a cashless canteen too, but we added money to our staff pass.
I've worked in places with cards specifically for the canteen only. At one place we only had a 35 minute lunch break, and I don't think it would have been possible to serve so many folks in that amount if time if the tills had taken cash.
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