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View Poll Results: How long have you been in Switzerland
Less than one year 4 10.00%
1-2 years 0 0%
2-4 years 2 5.00%
5-9 years 3 7.50%
10-14 years 12 30.00%
15-19 years 4 10.00%
20-29 years 5 12.50%
30-39 years 7 17.50%
40-59 years 3 7.50%
Over 60 years! 0 0%
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Old 01.10.2021, 21:56
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How long have you been in CH?

Going way back to 1984 when both Madonna and I were singing "Like a Virgin" in Venice's canals while Van Halen was encouraging us to Jump from the popular jukebox in the local Beiz.

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Old 01.10.2021, 22:18
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

'82 for three months as a Praktikant, '86 permanently.


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Old 01.10.2021, 22:19
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

First time 3 years on an expat contract, now living here happily for 12 years.
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Old 01.10.2021, 22:22
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

2008, with 3 yrs away in between.
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Old 01.10.2021, 22:24
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

Coming up to 20 years. The longest I've ever lived in one area.
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

Around 4 years after women were allowed the vote in Switzerland
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Old 01.10.2021, 22:29
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

2008. I had my first working day in Switzerland exactly 13 ago, on 1st October.
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Old 01.10.2021, 22:32
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

37 years after I was prematurely born here, just passing through.
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

70 years - up to the age of 19, then 40 years in UK, now back for 11 years!
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Old 01.10.2021, 22:43
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

2009.

If someone had told me 20 years ago that I was going to end up living in Switzerland and would (most likely) spend the rest of my life here, I probably wouldn't have believed them.
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Old 01.10.2021, 22:47
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

2006, but was back in the U.K. between 2009-2012.
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2009.

If someone had told me 20 years ago that I was going to end up living in Switzerland and would (most likely) spend the rest of my life here, I probably wouldn't have believed them.
It is so hard to not thumbs up, but I wont. As all of our stories are equally somehow.the same
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Old 01.10.2021, 22:55
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

September 1998.
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70 years - up to the age of 19, then 40 years in UK, now back for 11 years!
Umm, that makes 30, NOT 70!

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Old 01.10.2021, 23:16
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

Arrived 15 August, 2007.
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Old 01.10.2021, 23:17
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

My first job after Uni was in Lausanne (2002), the company folded a year later so I returned to Blighty for 5 years, but always had this faraway look in my eye whenever I thought of Switzerland.

Then in 2008 I was offered a position at Roche, Basel and the rest is history.
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Old 01.10.2021, 23:25
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Re: How long have you been in CH?

2008, just before the global financial crisis. If we had waited 6 months, we probably would not have come...the world changed a lot that year...


The real question is..... how long did you 'think' you were going to stay for ?

(we said 3-5 years)
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Umm, that makes 30, NOT 70!

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My initial 'stay' was indeed 70 years ago! LOL yes, sometimes it gets complicated. Went to work in London on 6 months contract- that turned, somehow, into 40 years.

If you had ever told me that I would return to CH at some point, and less than 10km from where I was born and bred- I would have not believed you either- my OH always dreamt of living here however, ever since he visited in 1970, and this old house sealed the fate.
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End of 2007 - time does fly
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Going way back to 1984 when both Madonna and I were singing "Like a Virgin" in Venice's canals while Van Halen was encouraging us Jump from the popular jukebox in the local Beiz.
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