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Perhaps from Greece to Switzerland

Hi All,

So far the only thing that I have come up with that they have in common are mountains...

Just thought I'd drop in a say Hi.

I'm a Brit and my wife is Greek, we've been in Greece for the past 8 years, but now the time has come to call it a day and move on. We are both seriously thinking about Zurich. We've just started to investigate jobs and all the other things that go along with moving to a new country.

We've been a little busy since we've been here and seem to have accumulated 3 little one's....although we haven't been that busy, numbers 2 and 3 are twins...but having 3 under 3 years of age leads to an interesting situation...oh and noisy..they are half Greek after all.

Although I'm having a look around now, if anyone can offer any advice on Agents for IT networking jobs, please PM me.

Also, my wife is a Business Analyst in the banking sector, so again, any info on head hunters please let me know.

While we are investigating, any ideas on where to look regarding housing...I see most places are apartments (which we are used to), but I'm a little worried about the noise we'll make (so far our neighbours have been very understanding here)..I'm wondering whether it's better to look at houses.

I'm thinking of commuting by motor bike (when it's not really cold and snowy), but my wife will like to take the train and she's not one for long commutes, I suppose 40 minutes max door to door would be okay for her.

Now, the important part, what do other people do with their children, creche where they live, or in Zurich. We are both happy for them to go to a Swiss play school as they learn Greek and English at home.

Also, we tend to get many visitors, Grandparents and aunts and uncles so somewhere within easy reach of the airport would be a bonus.

....phew...this guy doesn't ask too much I hear you say Oh well, you've got to try

So hi again from me and look forward to hearing your views.

Thanks.
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Re: Perhaps from Greece to Switzerland

Hello and welcome!!!

Zurich is really a great city and this part of CH doesn't share much with Greece at all, both are great in their own ways. I'm sure most will say that you should not of course consider the move until the jobs are firmed up; it makes the whole permit thing a lot more simple. IT is not my field but I'm sure someone will be along here soon with some ideas....
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Hello and welcome!!!

Zurich is really a great city and this part of CH doesn't share much with Greece at all, both are great in their own ways. I'm sure most will say that you should not of course consider the move until the jobs are firmed up; it makes the whole permit thing a lot more simple. IT is not my field but I'm sure someone will be along here soon with some ideas....
Thanks, although I'm not so sure....We even have snow today

Don't worry saint, with 3 little ones, we'll not be moving until we have something concrete to move to.

Although I shall have to look into the permit thing, I know CH isn't exactly in the full EU, but I thought regarding working/living, being an EU citizen you could have 3 months living in a country without having a job (unless studying) and as long as you had a job you didn't need any special permits.

One step at a time, as long as either one of us finds the job we are searching for, everything else should slowly but surely fall into place.
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