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Re: Please rate salary package and help!! [175K, 2 adults+2 kids, Zürich]

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Do Switzerland a favor: Stay where you currently are.
That's just the angry and bitter in you talking.
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Re: Please rate salary package and help!! [175K, 2 adults+2 kids, Zürich]

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Whenever someone asks a question like this, I wonder whether they know that the average salary is more like 50K ...
I'm afraid this simply can't be right. Time and time again we hear on this forum that "a cleaner gets paid 30 francs an hour", which equals 60K. There is no way the average wage can be less than that of a cleaner. I hope.
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I'm afraid this simply can't be right. Time and time again we hear on this forum that "a cleaner gets paid 30 francs an hour", which equals 60K. There is no way the average wage can be less than that of a cleaner. I hope.
The cleaner will not work eight hours a day every day, plus you need to pay various deductions on that. A lot of hairdressers only make 3k per month.
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Do Switzerland a favor: Stay where you currently are.
That's just the angry and bitter in you talking.

Hey, that's not really fair, you know



Good for him, for working with all the materials available to him
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The cleaner will not work eight hours a day every day, plus you need to pay various deductions on that. A lot of hairdressers only make 3k per month.
the cleaner working in The City won't have a huuuuuuuuuuuge cocaine habit
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Old 21.09.2011, 21:04
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the cleaner working in The City won't have a huuuuuuuuuuuge cocaine habit
nor will he/she be chomping at the bit to send his/her kids to an international expat school, as if CH is some backwoodsy mountainous country-bumpkin place where people talk funny.

oh. wait a minute...
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Old 21.09.2011, 21:06
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I think most people take issue with people coming here to ask whether they can live on a big salary when most people here are making much less. The "use the search" function is merely a mask.
It's not a matter of making more or less. People making that kind of money obviously must have demonstrated specific skills - including basic intellectual acumen - justifying them being paid 3x average salary. Now how exactly can they justify earning that amount of money while at the same time being clueless whether it is at all or not appropriate to their rank / social position / geographic location is beyond me.

Now do they take issue at not being helped - or rather at being exposed?

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Hey, that's not really fair, you know



Good for him, for working with all the materials available to him
Well, if Mr Tozzi had been truly as intelligent and valuable as he claimed, he would have said "Hey Mr Obviously UpperMiddleManagementMan, can I send you my c.v.??? Sincerely, Mr SuperAwesomeAndAvailable.". But, no, alas, twas not to be. It probably wouldn't have been in English anyway....
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Re: Please rate salary package and help!! [175K, 2 adults+2 kids, Zürich]

I really need someone serious who can answer the OP's question as i offered almost the same today today 180 K CHF but little bit i am worry that will not be enough for me and my cat
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Re: Please rate salary package and help!! [175K, 2 adults+2 kids, Zürich]

If your company will be paying for the private schools and the 4 bedroom house, you will have plenty of money .
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I really need someone serious who can answer the OP's question as i offered almost the same today today 180 K CHF but little bit i am worry that will not be enough for me and my cat
You will be Ok now as whiskas has come down in price at the Coop
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Re: Please rate salary package and help!! [175K, 2 adults+2 kids, Zürich]

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I will be moving to Zurich this year and am on a package of 175K CHF net. I have a family of 4- wife and 2 kids aged 5 and 1. I want to know if my package is enough to get a good 4 bedroom flat, send kids to good private schools and get 2 cars. Also what is the tax system for that package for someone in zurich?
You said 175 chf net...if someone hasn't given you the details on the tax deduction, how can this be net?

But anyways, even if the 175 CHF is not net, you will still be the envy of many who would love to have a salary like that.

Private schools will take a huge chunk of that though and I do not recommend this. As for 2 cars, you may find you only need one, and car prices vary greatly.

Good luck with your decision.
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You will be Ok now as whiskas has come down in price at the Coop
and they said that the high franc created more problems than benefits. they were wrong.
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Re: Please rate salary package and help!! [175K, 2 adults+2 kids, Zürich]

I like to thank OP for posting this, makes for a good read while sitting here at Dulles airport, jet lagged , waiting for my delayed flight to Detroit....

Oh and welcome
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and they said that the high franc created more problems than benefits. they were wrong.
Only if you have a pussy!
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I like to thank OP for posting this, makes for a good read while sitting here at Dulles airport, jet lagged , waiting for my delayed flight to Detroit....

Oh and welcome
Thought you'd gone quiet for a day or two ..
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do you also want us to pack your stuff for you! Do your homework dude!
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how exactly can they justify earning that amount of money while at the same time being clueless
He is probably a manager
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He is probably a manager
No must be a CEO for that!
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It's not a matter of making more or less. People making that kind of money obviously must have demonstrated specific skills - including basic intellectual acumen - justifying them being paid 3x average salary. Now how exactly can they justify earning that amount of money while at the same time being clueless whether it is at all or not appropriate to their rank / social position / geographic location is beyond me.

Now do they take issue at not being helped - or rather at being exposed?
I think you all are being a bit harsh as, especially at that level and if the spouse used to work, it's an important and complicated equation. Personally, I'd tell the guy that, sure, it's a decent salary but, no, it ain't close to what 175k might get you in NYC not only because of the taxation, cost of living, etc., but that life here is going to be a lot different and, depending on your lifestyle (everything closes by 8 more or less), if you're used to NYC and drop into a zurich suburb with a family, nothing is going to make you happy no matter the amount of money (unless, of course, like a lot of folks your family lives half the year elsewhere as it seems to be popular with the long-timers). It's a tough decision and salary is based on a lot of subjective things. Don't show me a graph, show me folks who live on this level of salary and are they my kind of folks...

What people are asking when they say, can I live on 175k in Zurich is, can I have the same lifestyle as I did back in the US and the honest answer is, NO. Don't come for the mountains. Don't come for the chocolates. If you have to ask if you can afford it, you're going to be miserable here. I'd bet my hat on that.
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