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Old 10.05.2013, 15:35
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Re: FInding getting a construction job hard with limited german

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Yes, he would really like to do that. He did this for a couple of years in the UK and his customers always came back again. We need to look into it more deeply, but we have heard that there are certain barriers that make it more complex to be self employed in Switzerland. I have heard that it costs quite a lot even if you don't make a profit and that you have to increase your profits every year or it is seen as a hobby. He is currently in the UK to pick up his tools so he is ready for action! It wasn't easy getting his removal job and only did get a job as he helped them all day when we moved here.
Just a word of warning here.
I know I'm stating the obvious but in these situations you should get proper professional advice. A lot of strange stories are circulated on forums such as this one and many of these may be based on misunderstandings or outdated information. For example I doubt that there is a law requiring a self-employed person to increase their profits every year. It is true that for a self-employed person taxes can get complicated and so its a good idea to get a tax consultant. It may also be a problem if you don't have the proper recognised certifications to do the job you are seeking to do. But again professional advice is worth much more than what some people on a forum (including myself) think they know.
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Old 10.05.2013, 16:03
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Re: FInding getting a construction job hard with limited german

Look for a job in one of the Italian-speaking parts!

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Yes, he would really like to do that. He did this for a couple of years in the UK and his customers always came back again. We need to look into it more deeply, but we have heard that there are certain barriers that make it more complex to be self employed in Switzerland. I have heard that it costs quite a lot even if you don't make a profit and that you have to increase your profits every year or it is seen as a hobby. He is currently in the UK to pick up his tools so he is ready for action! It wasn't easy getting his removal job and only did get a job as he helped them all day when we moved here.
I am taking on a refurbishment project that needs carpentry, roofing, some building, plumbing, heating and sparks. Is this something your husband would consider.
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Re: FInding getting a construction job hard with limited german

Hi John,

I would be great if you can tell me more information. I would certainly be interested. I have just bought a house in CH and I am currently renovating it, so finding my way around the Swiss system. Please let me know how to contact you.
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Re: Finding getting a construction job hard with limited German

Hello, I know this is a very old post, are you still active on EF? I would be very interested to hear how your husband got on with finding a job. I am in pretty much the same situation.

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Re: Finding getting a construction job hard with limited German

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Hello, I know this is a very old post, are you still active on EF? I would be very interested to hear how your husband got on with finding a job. I am in pretty much the same situation.

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Hi @metaliaj! as @Bronoo mentioned, would be very useful to know a bit more about how your husband got the work with limited german.
I have been looking in Basel but I havent had any luck.
Thank you in advance and hope that everything is going great with you.
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