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is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

Hi,

Ive been offered a job for 40K, a butchers role within the meat industry. I have only 40 years relative work experience. ive been told the hrs can reach 80hrs/week...is this a good salary for a old wizened butcher considering the hrs?

what do most butchers get?


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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

Can't help you with butchers salaries specifically, but the norm for unskilled workers is 2,200-4,200 per month, skilled 2,800-5,300, that's with a working week of 42 hours. A yearly salary of 90,000 chf is the national average. There's no legal minimum salary is Switzerland, just some voluntary collective agreements on "minimum compensation".
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

Thats a really good salary for your limited experience level.

I'd say the hours would be closer to 100+, but still look at what your earning, with wicked benifits... gotta love the free meat right!
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

I think he is just having a little leg pull there Anjela.
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

But with those 40 years experience ye might need to go easy with the cholesterol unless you started your apprenticeship before kindergarten that is.
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Very funny, thanks for wasting my time.
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

i would go for it unless you think the steaks are too high and your a bit of a chicken? then again it does sound like a bit of a boar.......i did hear of a butcher who got sacked for backing into his meat grinder and getting a little behind in his work...
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

Do you get a stripey butchers apron presplattered with pigs blood? If yes it is a fine salary and you should be happy to work even more hours for the privilege of wearing it.
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

It was a serious question . I thought that, even though it quite clearly says here Read This Before You Even Think About Posting in Employment!! that I should use a search engine, and the forum search function, everbody else is asking questions like this, it would be OK if I did too.
After all, I can't afford a computer of my own, I have to use a friends in a shed, with no windows, at the bottom of the garden. I dreamt of coming out of University, and asking questions like is 100K+ enough for a single student to live on, but I was too busy working 80+ hours a week, not to mention preparing Haggis for Burns night, and new sausage varieties in my spare time.

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Very funny, thanks for wasting my time.
Colin didn't waste your time Anjela, you managed all by yourself; nobody asked or requested you commented on the post...
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

Head over to the butcher's union and get familiar with the collective employment agreement (GAV). 43 week hours is the limit for regular worktime!

And Anjela's numbers are wrong!
Nobody can live of 14 CHF/h.
And the national average wage is 55'000 CHF as far as I remember.
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As a master chandler, could i BE any happier with a 40k/year salary?!

I suggest we find a master baker and meet up in a tub.
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

I googled "Switzerland minimum wage", got the figures I gave as the reply. Plus the fact that there is no legal minimum wage. 90,000 was the figure quoted on the same site as the national average.
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I googled "Switzerland minimum wage", got the figures I gave as the reply. Plus the fact that there is no legal minimum wage. 90,000 was the figure quoted on the same site as the national average.
I now quit.
I think you missed the point of my post.
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

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Hi,

Ive been offered a job for 40K, a butchers role within the meat industry. I have only 40 years relative work experience. ive been told the hrs can reach 80hrs/week...is this a good salary for a old wizened butcher considering the hrs?

what do most butchers get?


thanks
Is that flipping 40k burgers...?
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

when I saw the title "s CHF40K a good salary for Master..." (my screen only shows these few words), I thought 'they slashed the offer from CHF117K to CHF40K!.
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

40 k is not too much for 80hrs/week spending with cows and pigs, unless the time includes also the time they spent with you.

Even Joe the plumber can earn more than that .
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Re: is CHF40K a good salary for Master butcher?

If you are the butcher who was dismissed after being found on top of the bacon slicer, 40K is more than you could expect.



By the way, the bacon slicer kept her job, but is now a working single mum
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i would go for it unless you think the steaks are too high and your a bit of a chicken? then again it does sound like a bit of a boar.......i did hear of a butcher who got sacked for backing into his meat grinder and getting a little behind in his work...
...or the butcher's wife who sat on the bacon slicer - disaster...
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I seem to recall her friend, the fishmonger's daughter, who lay on the slab and cried "Fillet!".
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