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Old 01.12.2011, 01:17
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Re: should I commute to Fribourg from Zurich?

okay,
so my interview is friday (2nd), i managed to get the supersaver tickets there and back and save myself some cash. catch though the return ticket option was either 1 hour after i arrive, or at 7.30pm. so i went for the 7.30 one as i dont want to be running out of the interview or missing the train. also i was hoping to get a good look around the town.

soooo... is anyone interested in meeting for an afternoon coffee or quick after work drink if you are working till 5/6?
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Old 01.12.2011, 11:08
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Re: should I commute to Fribourg from Zurich?

Hi Cess,

Best of luck in the job interview tomorrow! I'll be around all day if you want someone to talk to about Fribourg (assuming I get all my study done). Just send me a message.

Been living here for two years now since I moved over from Dublin so I have a pretty good idea about this place at this stage

All the best!
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Re: should I commute to Fribourg from Zurich?

I think it is a doable commute, especially if it isn't long term. I maxed out at 3h10 a day when I did Lausanne suburbs-Geneva suburbs but did twice weekly commutes Lausanne-Zug for a few months.

I don't have anything else to add that no one else has said except for the fact that, should you ever consider unemployment, the RAV/ORP considers a 2-hour door-to-door commute a legally reasonable commute.

This means that if you quit the job and said it was for time reasons, you would be penalized should you try to claim unemployment.

I'm looking in Fribourg/Bienne myself because I don't speak German and I am having a hard time because people think the commute is too long. I'm about to give up. You are lucky that you got to the interview stage! Congrats!
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Re: should I commute to Fribourg from Zurich?

Short answer - NO (if it is for more than 1 month to try things out).
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Old 01.12.2011, 17:24
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Re: should I commute to Fribourg from Zurich?

Fribourg is bilingual so you should easily find German classes.

As far as the unemployment ....you need to work for 2 years before getting anything.....
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actually, i was thinking it might be better to sign up for classes in fribourg rather than zurich if im working there, any thoughts? are there any good affordable classes in fribourg. i would feel comfortable taking them through french too if needed be.
When I started out with french I went to the Ecole Club Migros which was quite decent. They have one here in Fribourg as well though you'd have to check out their website if they'd have any courses and openings when it would suit you.

As Anthony said, Fribourg is for the most part bilingual though the swiss german accents and dialects can have me stumped for even the simplest of things
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Re: should I commute to Fribourg from Zurich?

interview is later today (technically) so that will clear up the whole have i got job or no job question anyway.
fingers crossed
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