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Old 15.10.2009, 19:05
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Uruguay to Switzerland

Hi everyone!!! im new in this forum, and i end here while i was searching for tips about getting a job in switzerland...

Im from Uruguay, and talking with my girlfriend about her family, she mention that her father was living since the 2004 in switzerland, and that he is really happy since he moved there, so we ask to ourselves about going to live there too, plus, we are relative "young" (i have 21, and my girlfriend have 25...) so this is the moment in the life when someone can "move" to live to another place...

So, we planned to marry here and go to live to switzerland, as she have citizenship of switzerland, and i have of germany, we are not going to have problems there (with the time that you can live or stay there...) plus if we marry, the less problems we could have...

I heard that her parent (that have the citizenship of switzerland) when he arrived there, the goverment help him with a kind of "pension" until he finded a job there... (he was 40 years old when he moved to switzerland and he doesnt have any career done...) and he finded jobs, and quit them because he didnt like them or simply because he was bored, but with his age now is dificult to find...

So i guess that for us that we are young, it could be "more" easyer to find a job... we both have experience, and we speak spanish and english, and there where we are planning to move (lausanne) we are going to learn french (anyway, in my freetime i try to practice and learn a little xD), plus we both ended the highschool (preparatory) and im now doing a "course" (i dont know if it spells like that... sorry ) of shipping, and international commerce (all about containers, ways of pays, etc). Here i started the Ing. of Systems but, i lefted because im planning to move there next year... so im "planning" to do it there (if i have time there... of course ), that and some "course" of photography (im an ammatuer and i want to be a professional...)

You think its possible for us to get an office job??



Thanks for all the replys!!!
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Old 15.10.2009, 19:42
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Re: Ururuay to Switzerland

Hello and welcome to the Forum It'll be best to learn as much as possible about life here before you arrive, so I suggest you take a browse through the various threads and hopefully it'll make your move easier. Good luck.
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Old 15.10.2009, 22:00
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Thanks, thats what im doing right now...
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Re: Uruguay to Switzerland

Hello and welcome to the forum! It makes things definitely easier if you have Swiss and/or German nationality. But I warn you: Without speaking one of our languages fluently, your chances to find employment will be down to zero even if Spanish and English are spoken in some businesses. Also, don't forget that the international downturn had a great influence onto the Swiss economy, jobs are more and more difficult to find also for locals. As for kind of a "pension" as you arrive: Forget it, there is no such thing! I suggest you finish your studies, get some experience in whatever job and only then start thinking of moving here.
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Old 16.10.2009, 12:29
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Re: Uruguay to Switzerland

Yes, i know that the language is very important, im planning to learn it there in an intensive course of french... Plus, i have 2 years of job experience, and im finishing a course of international shipping...

The pension that i´ve mentioned is only for the people who have switzerland citizenship... and my girlfriend has it, as well as her father who told us about it, also we asked in the embassy and they told us that was right, plus that the goverment also will teach us french as well...

I know that its going to be hard to find job, but nothing its imposible...
Off course that if i dont know the language its going to be imposible, thats why im going to learn the language first...(French)
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Re: Uruguay to Switzerland

Well, if you insist... But don't be disappointed as you'll be here: There is definitely no "pension" for Swiss coming to this country neither does the government pay language courses. Only exception: Refugees get language courses.

There are more such myths around. Switzerland is not the country where one only must bend down and pick up the money. You don't get anything here that you didn't work for. It might, however, be different in Sweden. Are you sure you don't confuse Switzerland with Sweden? You wouldn't be the first one to do so...
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Re: Uruguay to Switzerland

Jajajjjaajaja, no, anyway i can learn the language without the help of the goberment, it is just an extra... Anyway, nothing is imposible, and i dont expect to arrive and that everithing is gonna be OK, because i know that things are not like that... its gonna be hard, but not impossible to get a job...
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Good luck...
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Thanks!!!

(That was in an ironic way?? )
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(That was in an ironic way?? )
I just think you'll need it.
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I just think you'll need it.
Yeah, i know...

But i will succeed if i dont give up!!!


THANKS FOR THE GOOD KARMA!!! THATS WHAT WE ALL NEED!!!
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Yeah, i know...

But i will succeed if i dont give up!!!
And he did it!


I have the impression it had little to do with luck and all with stamina.

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