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Hello from Scotland!

Hi people!

I have just been offered a job in Zug. Im a 26 year old female moving from Glasgow to Zug in two weeks. Its all happened very fast! Im really nervous but also excited. I know nobody over there so really hoping to meet people through this. Does anyone have any advice about finding accommodation in Zug or know of anyone who needs a flatmate?! Any help greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to getting to know some of you

Fiona
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Old 11.07.2011, 13:10
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Don't do it! Glasgow is the greatest city on this planet...don't leave you will regret it!

Welcome to the forum from a fellow Glaswegian
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I found homegate.ch a huge help and comparis.ch too.

Good luck with the move!
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Good luck with the move,

You might want to bring slice sausage, tattie scones and plenty of buckie.
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Old 11.07.2011, 13:38
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Good luck with the move,

You might want to bring slice sausage, tattie scones and plenty of buckie.
Can you imagine the look on the Swiss's face when we tell them that the buckie is wine
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Re: Hello from Scotland!

Hi!

Welcome to the EF, and to Zug, from a fellow Scot . Congrats on the new job and the new move. Well done you! How exciting! First look at the Zuger Amtsblatt: http://www.amtsblatt.ch/marktblatt/95

Do you speak German? If not, then get the Google or Bing translate permanently on your websearch tools!! And buy 2 German dictionaries - one pocket size, one BIG one LOL.

Homegate.ch is also good for property. Then if you have no luck, make a big effort try to find out from your new work contacts if anyone knows of others who need a flatmate, or ask if they have a company noticeboard you could stick a notice on.

Make full use of any relocation services you can squeeze out of your new company - have a good long chat with HR as to what they can do to help you.

Good luck with it all!

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Welcome to the Forum and Zug!

I live next door in Baar. Let us know if you have
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Old 11.07.2011, 14:39
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Good luck with the move,

You might want to bring slice sausage, tattie scones and plenty of buckie.
aye, and some mortens rolls and a bag of chicken pakora
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Re: Hello from Scotland!

Wow! Lots of Scots on this. Well let me know if you have a meet up/ drink session coming up....Id love to come along

Gonna check out the mentioned websites for a room. In the meantime, keep me posted if anyone is looking for a roomie.

Fi
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Re: Hello from Scotland!

Hi Fi,

I think most people have pretty much covered where you need to look for accommodation etc. I just wanted to say hi. I moved out here at the beginning of the year with my husband (no kids) and have settled in well. There are tons of things to do and Zug's a nice little town. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need someone to hang out with. Sophie
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good luck - just about to make a similar move myself!
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Welcome to Zug! see you around town...
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Hi people!

I have just been offered a job in Zug. Im a 26 year old female moving from Glasgow to Zug in two weeks. Its all happened very fast! Im really nervous but also excited. I know nobody over there so really hoping to meet people through this. Does anyone have any advice about finding accommodation in Zug or know of anyone who needs a flatmate?! Any help greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to getting to know some of you

Fiona
Stay away from expats during the first year. Learn to integrate, get Swiss friends, learn about the locals. You're moving to a glorious place, with much less violence, excellent services, it's safe, fast, clean, efficient and very friendly. It's a WORLD APART from Glasgow, which also has it's good side of course. We've got the Swiss to thank for the excellent conditions here, so the least you can do other than enjoy yourself, is to integrate with the folk who run the place. Their way of life rubs off on the ex-pats too.
Don't believe much BS you read/hear about Swiss and if you learn the lingo, you'll find they've got great humor too. Anyone who disagrees doesn't know their Arsch from their Ellbogen. Anyone want to debate this, PM me.
Good luck, but you won't really need it; you've already succeeded in the most difficult part: finding a job here. Now find a place to live Oh and don't be shocked with the prices.
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Wow! Lots of Scots on this. Well let me know if you have a meet up/ drink session coming up....Id love to come along

Gonna check out the mentioned websites for a room. In the meantime, keep me posted if anyone is looking for a roomie.

Fi
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