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Building work in hotel.

Hi. Myself and some colleagues are here working at the airport. We are staying in the swiss star apartments and having a pretty bad time. I have seen that in zurich you can statt building work at 7 am which is mad.
But my question is, is it really legal to conduct building work in a populated hotel?
Also we are quite sure there are sex workers operating from the hotel, who can we report that to? Thanks
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Re: Building i hotel.

Welcome to the forum.

Why wouldn't it be? Do you expect them to empty the hotel for building work? And yes, the Swiss do start early.

And you might be staying in the wrong sort of hotel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosti...in_Switzerland

If it's not then, as usual, report it to the police.
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Re: Building i hotel.

You must be from outside the European Union

7:00 to start is for construction workers sort of the normal time, and they like it, arrive at work before most of the traffic jams start, and be out of town before rush hour really kicks in. I loved it, home way before 17:00 seems to be a luxury in Switzerland, and they have it.

For the rest, being a prostitute is legal, working on a not empty hotel is legal.

However: If you have strong indications that the prostitutes are illegal in Switzerland you can report them to the authorities.

And if you rent a room in a hotel and the hotel itself orders work to be done which causes trouble for you, you want to talk to the hotel to get a reduction in the price.
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Re: Building work in hotel.

I know thw prostitution is legal. But i also know it has to be governed and them to have licenses etc. Im just assuming that the people here dont have that and are a dodgy organisation so wasnt sure about it
And no i am from the uk. Where if i was in a hotel with building work id be taking them to court. You dont drill holes in the wall at 730 outside a room someone is sleeping in. I wont put on here the word id call someone that does that but lets just say i feel its rather insensitive. Starting at 7 fine. Do the painting. Not the bloody drilling and chiselling.
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I know thw prostitution is legal. But i also know it has to be governed and them to have licenses etc. Im just assuming that the people here dont have that and are a dodgy organisation so wasnt sure about it
And no i am from the uk. Where if i was in a hotel with building work id be taking them to court. You dont drill holes in the wall at 730 outside a room someone is sleeping in. I wont put on here the word id call someone that does that but lets just say i feel its rather insensitive. Starting at 7 fine. Do the painting. Not the bloody drilling and chiselling.
Looks like you only documented on the important matters. Just kidding, sorry.

The answer you'll get here is that Switzerland is not U.K. - in a lot of ways - so just deal with it.

Alternatively, is there any chance you can move to a different hotel? Or possibly just asking for a different room in a different side of the building?

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Just deal with it is a nice idea but it makes me think switzerland is a pretty bad place to be. Its the only accomodation out company provide within their budget (because theyre swiss too)
But its something that ought to be sorted. Especially just because its nice for the builders. Beforw anyone argues. Ill explain that me and a group of contractors are here repairing commercial passenger aircraft. We work very late shifts and thanks to the builders get next to no sleep. So nect time you fly. Have a good wonder as to whether the engineers put the engine back on properly or if they were too tired to think right thanks the the builders not wanting to drive in traffic.

Sorry that was a bit of a rant but a point that i feel should be made. This country has no idea what good service is and its ridiculous considering its so expensive.
Thanks to all of you for the advice though. Its appreciated just a shame

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Just deal with it is a nice idea but it makes me think switzerland is a pretty bad place to be. Its the only accomodation out company provide within their budget (because theyre swiss too)
But its something that ought to be sorted. Especially just because its nice for the builders. Beforw anyone argues. Ill explain that me and a group of contractors are here repairing commercial passenger aircraft. We work very late shifts and thanks to the builders get next to no sleep. So nect time you fly. Have a good wonder as to whether the engineers put the engine back on properly or if they were too tired to think right thanks the the builders not wanting to drive in traffic.
Don't get me wrong: your work is appreciated. Plus I am not Swiss so I really do not favour anyone in this discussion

I am just saying that if they do this as 7am, is because there are rules that allow them to do so.

Being pragmatic: can you ask for a different room? Can you raise this concern with your employer, explaining the reasons so maybe they can look for a different place for your team?

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Sorry that was a bit of a rant but a point that i feel should be made. This country has no idea what good service is and its ridiculous considering its so expensive.
Thanks to all of you for the advice though. Its appreciated just a shame
Most of the hotels I have stayed in here have been pretty rubbish.

Of course you can spend a fortune and get an amazing hotel but then that's true for every country in the world except perhaps North Korea so it's not such a big deal and certainly not the counter-argument people like to use here.
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Re: Building work in hotel.

Well, you could try having a word with the hotel management to see if they could work on something quieter, but it really depends on what work needs doing.

Is this the place?

https://swiss-star.com/properties/ap...rport/?lang=en

If so, it seems building work is running behind schedule - should have finished in January.

I'd do what MPiolo suggests, see if they can offer you accommodation away from the work area or ask your employer to find other accommodation for you.
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Re: Building work in hotel.

You might be able to negotiate with your employer to give you the same amount as an allowance, and then find your own accommodation, e.g. another hotel, or a short-term apartment from ums: https://www.ums.ch/welcome/?gclid=EA...iAAEgITX_D_BwE
or AirBnB or couchsurfing.

However, before entering into such a deal, be sure that you've priced other accommodation, and checked the noise levels there, and looked up the costs of and availability of transport to your place of work.

If you have a good relationship with the HR or admin department of your employer, perhaps someone there would be kind enough to do that research for you, if you asked them very, very nicely.

Wish you a good solution soon.
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Re: Building work in hotel.

you could make some extra money by renting it out to the sex workers while you are at work
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Hi. Myself and some colleagues are here working at the airport. We are staying in the swiss star apartments and having a pretty bad time. I have seen that in zurich you can statt building work at 7 am which is mad.
But my question is, is it really legal to conduct building work in a populated hotel?
Also we are quite sure there are sex workers operating from the hotel, who can we report that to? Thanks
Building work noise from 7am to 7 pm = legal.
If there was never any building work at populated hotels they would look pretty grubby after a while.
Normally hotels give a discount when there is building in progress. You probably already have this discount (you actually thought hotels are that cheap in Zurich area? )
Why would you want to report the sex-workers operating from the hotel? Did they report you operating from the hotel? For what ever it is you do at the airport?

Staying at a noisy hotel is a bummer, I guess we all agree. What we usually do is - change the hotel.
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i am from the uk.
Your grammar says otherwise.

How many open accounts do you have at the moment?

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Its the only accomodation out company provide within their budget.
Alas, that's all that trolls get around here, though we do have many bridges.

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Sorry that was a bit of a rant but a point that i feel should be made. This country has no idea what good service is and its ridiculous considering its so expensive.
You're tired and grumpy. Fine, but you're not achieving anything here, and you're definitely not achieving anything by slagging off an entire country because of a couple of workmen.

Your first line a correcting all of this is with hotel reception, then the hotel manager. Do not lose your temper with either of them, just ask if anything can be done. Swiss Star have apartment buildings all over the city, and if it's the Oerlikon one you're currently in, you should have seen it 2yrs ago when the station was being redeveloped.

Next...
Write your concerns in a letter, get someone to make a dozen copies of it, get your other affected colleagues to sign it, and make sure that copies go to everyone responsible for hiring you in Switzerland, and email a copy to all concerned in the UK.

You know the problems. Find the solutions.
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Hi. Myself and some colleagues are here working at the airport. We are staying in the swiss star apartments and having a pretty bad time. I have seen that in zurich you can statt building work at 7 am which is mad.
But my question is, is it really legal to conduct building work in a populated hotel?
Also we are quite sure there are sex workers operating from the hotel, who can we report that to? Thanks

Maybe if the builders started at 7am in the UK they'd finally get some houses built. And if the UK Parliament started at 7 they'd also get some decisions made.


It can be done, Farage and Rees-Mogg were throwing fish into the Thames at eight o'clock yesterday morning.




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Re: Building work in hotel.

Honestly OP, you have a legit noise complaint that needs addressed. Coming on here with your rant will not solve your problem.


Are you the gaffer of the UK team brought over? If you are, then it's up to you to make a formal request to the Swiss company who organised to bring you over here. Honestly, don't waste your time going to the hotel manager, you will only delay any action by adding another person in the fold, you need to complain directly with the Swiss company who hired you, and who's job it was to arrange the reservations, it is up to them to sort it out, it is their job.
Stop faffing about.
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Of course you can spend a fortune and get an amazing hotel but then that's true for every country in the world except perhaps North Korea.
North Korea has amazing hotels too!







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swiss star apartments are not a hotel, they are serviced apartments.

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Re: Building work in hotel.

Yes this waa a rant that wont achieve much. But that seems to be the only option here.
I slagged off the country because on many occasions ive noticed there is no customer satisfaction in place. The common answer to any complaint here seems to be tough shit. And in a country thats so expensive and everyine says is great, im shocked by it. The customer is always right is a big deal and works in most other countries but obviously not here.
Our company wont move us because they are being blooody difficult. The hotel arent interested in complaints just money. So we are left with no options it seems.
And yes tom my grammer was bad.. whoop de doo did it hurt anyone? Get a life.

And yes it is the swiss star in kloten
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