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Old 26.09.2007, 15:33
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Hi from the Berner Oberland

I have been lurking in the background for a few years now, so thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm originally from the UK and have lived in CH for over nine years now - 6 years in the centre of Bern and three in the Berner Oberland ovelooking the Thunersee. My wife is also English and works in Bern for a UK company, we have no kids.
My employer for the last five years made me redundant last week so I am actively looking for a new job to start 01.01.08. There's a great thread on this site which I've been reading offering all kinds of help and links for my jobhunt- great stuff.- thanks!
I'm in international IT Sales and speak / write German well plus understand CH-Dialekt more or less
Looking forward to chatting with y'all.
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Old 26.09.2007, 18:54
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I have been lurking in the background for a few years now, so thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm originally from the UK and have lived in CH for over nine years now - 6 years in the centre of Bern and three in the Berner Oberland ovelooking the Thunersee. My wife is also English and works in Bern for a UK company, we have no kids.
My employer for the last five years made me redundant last week so I am actively looking for a new job to start 01.01.08. There's a great thread on this site which I've been reading offering all kinds of help and links for my jobhunt- great stuff.- thanks!
I'm in international IT Sales and speak / write German well plus understand CH-Dialekt more or less
Looking forward to chatting with y'all.
Hi & welcome to the forum. A few members from Bern on here & we have a regular meetup for beers etc twice a month, look out for Bern Livers & Lovers on the Social Events calendar.

Will be posting one for next week, as my "beautiful" assistant was off sick & I have been travelling for the last fortnight.
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Old 27.09.2007, 08:52
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Re: Hi from the Berner Oberland

Wow. Amazed you managed to stay quiet for so long! Welcome to the forum.
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Old 27.09.2007, 22:22
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Re: Hi from the Berner Oberland

welcome to the EF.
nice area to live, be careful or you may want to saty for a very long time with those views!!!
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Re: Hi from the Berner Oberland

I live with my wife & 2 kids in Grosshochstetten. We love the Berner oberland as well as Thun. Though Interlocken is just a bit too touristy for us. My wife is Swiss and I'm from the U.S. We have been here for 16 months now. My wife works 80%. But I have no official Beruf here in der Schweiz, so it's been hard for me to get any real work. Depressing and frustrating. I like it being halfway between Bern and Thun. But I do get tired of being a house dad at the moment. It's not my thing. Enjoy this spring weather, its beautiful!

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I live with my wife & 2 kids in Grosshochstetten. We love the Berner oberland as well as Thun. Though Interlocken is just a bit too touristy for us. My wife is Swiss and I'm from the U.S. We have been here for 16 months now. My wife works 80%. But I have no official Beruf here in der Schweiz, so it's been hard for me to get any real work. Depressing and frustrating. I like it being halfway between Bern and Thun. But I do get tired of being a house dad at the moment. It's not my thing. Enjoy this spring weather, its beautiful!

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welcome to the forum.
Hope you find something you enjoy doing soon. Even without your beruf as long as you have some qualifications and experience I'm sure you'll find something.
BTW: I just re-read my post from September 2007, happy to say that I did find a job in Bern (via this website actually) which started in Jan 2008 and have managed to keep it even through these recession times.
Re: Interlaken - it is what it is and I like the cosmopolitan spirit of the place. My wife and I can walk around speaking English together and less people stare at us as if we are martians, ie we can blend in better which is nice once in a while, let alone the Spice India Restaurant which is excellent and a few beers in Hooters. It really makes me chuckle how Hooters managed to get a licence to operate right next door to the Vic Jungfrau 5 star super-snobby hotel. Hooter's neighbours tried eveything to get them closed down but they kept fighting and are a well-established local gem now - delightfully tacky in a very conservative country - bravo
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