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House Keeper in Switzerland

I am getting divorced and the thought has crossed my mind, that when i move into my rented apartment i may get a live-in Housekeeper to clean up the place, buy food, wash clothes, iron shirts etc in return for a monthly allowance and free accommodation and food.

I know in other european countries (EU) it is relatively simple to hire a live in Au pair or Housekeeper for this purpose..just wondering if anyone has had experience with this subject in Switzerland ..
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I am getting divorced and the thought has crossed my mind, that when i move into my rented apartment i may get a live-in Housekeeper to clean up the place, buy food, wash clothes, iron shirts etc in return for a monthly allowance and free accommodation and food.

I know in other european countries (EU) it is relatively simple to hire a live in Au pair or Housekeeper for this purpose..just wondering if anyone has had experience with this subject in Switzerland ..
just get remarried
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just get remarried
Never again will i get married, once bitten ... Its a lot easier to hire a 20 something pay her 400chf PM ...and the good part ...she is on a work contract ..not a marriage contract, big difference.
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I am getting divorced and the thought has crossed my mind, that when i move into my rented apartment i may get a live-in Housekeeper to clean up the place, buy food, wash clothes, iron shirts etc in return for a monthly allowance and free accommodation and food.
At least you can take a housekeeper for granted.
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Never again will i get married, once bitten ... Its a lot easier to hire a 20 something pay her 400chf PM ...and the good part ...she is on a work contract ..not a marriage contract, big difference.
SFr 400 per month?
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Re: House Keeper in Switzerland

Or you could do it yourself? I believe that you'll have now a lot of free time on your hands... and not much to do for one person.
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Good luck finding somebody who does the cleaning, washing, ironing etc for 400F per month in Switzerland.
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Or you could do it yourself? I believe that you'll have now a lot of free time on your hands... and not much to do for one person.
http://www.easyaupair.com/viewprofilefamily/16425/

i could do it myself ..but as a 30 something i would like to help out the younger generation, and at the moment there are a lot of people looking to do this type of wage , open a new door, in a relatively lucrative country .

Oly see the link above , these people are paying only 200pw
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I reckon if you're paying food and board and bills you might be able to get someone to work for 1000chf per month. Maybe. But the reality is there wouldn't be enough for them to do, so all in all a total waste of money.

Another well thought through idea, turned into a thread. Thanks
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I am getting divorced and the thought has crossed my mind, that when i move into my rented apartment i may get a live-in Housekeeper to clean up the place, buy food, wash clothes, iron shirts etc in return for a monthly allowance and free accommodation and food.

I know in other european countries (EU) it is relatively simple to hire a live in Au pair or Housekeeper for this purpose..just wondering if anyone has had experience with this subject in Switzerland ..
Are not looking for wife? W.I.F.E = Washing, Ironing, , Etcetera
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i could do it myself ..but as a 30 something i would like to help out the younger generation, and at the moment there are a lot of people looking to do this type of wage , open a new door, in a relatively lucrative country .

Oly see the link above , these people are paying only 200pw
But that's 860 per month, not 400 per month and they haven't actually hired someone who arrived, was happy with the job, and stuck around without walking out/stealing things.
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i could do it myself ..but as a 30 something i would like to help out the younger generation, and at the moment there are a lot of people looking to do this type of wage , open a new door, in a relatively lucrative country .

Oly see the link above , these people are paying only 200pw
Those are au pair jobs but then again, if you're a big baby, it just might work.
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I reckon if you're paying food and board and bills you might be able to get someone to work for 1000chf per month. Maybe. But the reality is there wouldn't be enough for them to do, so all in all a total waste of money.

Another well thought through idea, turned into a thread. Thanks
You reckoned incorrectly.
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i could do it myself ..but as a 30 something i would like to help out the younger generation, and at the moment there are a lot of people looking to do this type of wage , open a new door, in a relatively lucrative country .

Oly see the link above , these people are paying only 200pw
Maybe you should wait after the divorce to see if you still have some money....
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Hmm, if that's your general attitude, I'm thinking your soon to be ex-husband / wife is the one who got bitten... Just saying. The only way you could something like this up would be illegally. And you probably will get reported to the police, since it's a "Volkssport" to mind other people's business.
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i could do it myself ..but as a 30 something i would like to help out the younger generation, and at the moment there are a lot of people looking to do this type of wage , open a new door, in a relatively lucrative country .

Oly see the link above , these people are paying only 200pw
Well, that`s double your wage offer.

Will you be paying her Krankenkasse and AHV?.... so the 400 is her "pocket money"?

You want to help out the younger generation ..... hahaaaa .. excuse me for laughing ..... the younger generation, in my opinion, would never work at housework for a net income of Sfr400 a month (that IS per month? not per week?)

Maybe you`d find an old granny lady looking for accommodation and board and willing to help out with housework to supplement her pension?
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And you probably will get reported to the police, since it's a "Volkssport" to mind other people's business.
It's not other people's business. The minimum wage in Switzerland is 3400 a month (or is it 3600?). "Importing" and taking advantage of a housekeeper for a fraction of that would be a crime I would actually call the cops for - especially compared to Wollis "they smoked in the pub" discussion.

Au pairs are girls spending their gap year in a family. They get some pocket money and therefore should help in a household a bit, especially taking care of children. They are not supposed to be household slaves.
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i could do it myself ..but as a 30 something i would like to help out the younger generation, and at the moment there are a lot of people looking to do this type of wage , open a new door, in a relatively lucrative country .
Now if you really have such a big heart to want to help young generation, help them to stay in school and get a diploma instead to make them clean up your dirty stuff...
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Well, that`s double your wage offer.

Will you be paying her Krankenkasse and AHV?.... so the 400 is her "pocket money"?

You want to help out the younger generation ..... hahaaaa .. excuse me for laughing ..... the younger generation, in my opinion, would never work at housework for a net income of Sfr400 a month (that IS per month? not per week?)

Maybe you`d find an old granny lady looking for accommodation and board and willing to help out with housework to supplement her pension?
The reason is ...i am friends with a 20 something who is an Au pair in Germany, she recieves a measly 200 euro a month from her family and has to pay for her language course out of this ..you would be suprised western ladies, but there are woman out there that are in a lot worse situation than yourselves. In fact with the current state of divorce law many men are looking to alternatives to marriage ....

We can even outsource the wifes duties ..at a lower rate now ....
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