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Old 17.08.2011, 07:40
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So today I registered with the Gemeinde . It was not a problem really administratively things were taken care of quickly. It actually worked out that I registered on the 14th day since I started work on Aug 2nd.

However, there was another story that came out of this event which was dissappointing. It turns out that the Hauswart only approached me because he had received multiple complaints from neighbors that a foreign looking man wearing a suit with a foreign name was walking around the Dorf going in and out of the apartment building, shops and using the local bus stop. The Hauswart referred me to the multiple written notes that had been written about me and handed in by locals. There were lots. I guess for the past two weeks people have been watching me. At first I thought this was funny, I mean I would like to think I am big deal but I know that I'm not that cool. However on the other hand it was kind of distressing to know people are watching me. Well just to be safe I provided the Hauswart with a copy of my work details and my passport along with my contact details. I will be moving soon hopefully closer to the city since I would like to be a bit more inconspicious.
That is the most bizarre thing I have heard in a long time. What is wrong with these people? Do they have nothing better to do than to spy on the latest newcomer to the area, write down his every move and hand it to the building caretaker, as if he is some kind of authority figure?

I think it was good of you to somehow allay whatever odd scenarios the guy has got swirling round in his head about you by giving him your documents but you would never have needed to.

Writing notes about you just sounds so "school-yard".
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Old 17.08.2011, 08:03
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Executive Summary

  • Swiss passport holder expresses surprise at level of bureaucracy in Switzerland.
  • Non-native residents living in Switzerland laugh out loud.
  • Err, that's it (cont p94).
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I laughed, but I'm Swiss and sometimes a little evil.

So when you move you will have the pleasure of giving the locals the same drama all over again- hopefully the Gemeinde is open Sat mornings. Just change your name, how about Beat Knecht? No-one will bother you then.
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Old 17.08.2011, 10:11
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I am glad you registered just in time, and saved yourself a fine.
The place I'm in now I bought some 8 years ago and forgot to register after moving in, finally got around to it nearly a year later (no fines)
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Old 17.08.2011, 10:26
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That really should not be a problem since I am Swiss. But nevertheless I will take off work tomorrow and get registered. Having to put so many hours into work I kind of dropped the ball with regards to my registration.
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However, there was another story that came out of this event which was dissappointing. It turns out that the Hauswart only approached me because he had received multiple complaints from neighbors that a foreign looking man wearing a suit with a foreign name was walking around the Dorf going in and out of the apartment building, shops and using the local bus stop.
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That is the most bizarre thing I have heard in a long time. What is wrong with these people? Do they have nothing better to do than to spy on the latest newcomer to the area, write down his every move and hand it to the building caretaker, as if he is some kind of authority figure?

I think it was good of you to somehow allay whatever odd scenarios the guy has got swirling round in his head about you by giving him your documents but you would never have needed to.

Writing notes about you just sounds so "school-yard".
I don't think I quoted in order, but nevertheless, I liked weejeem's Executive Summary because it is right on the money.

I'm shocked that a Swiss person doesn't know the rules!!! I'm also shocked that the Swiss person is shocked by the audacity of neighbors to be shockingly complaining. This does not compute!!!

One of my earliest lessons of living in Switzerland is that my neighbors have NOTHING BETTER TO DO IN LIFE but keep tabs on the foreigners. And they get on the telephone and call their neighbor as soon as you're out of sight, so that that neighbor can pick up where the other one left off!

Hence my avatar.
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So today I registered with the Gemeinde . It was not a problem really administratively things were taken care of quickly. It actually worked out that I registered on the 14th day since I started work on Aug 2nd.

However, there was another story that came out of this event which was dissappointing. It turns out that the Hauswart only approached me because he had received multiple complaints from neighbors that a foreign looking man wearing a suit with a foreign name was walking around the Dorf going in and out of the apartment building, shops and using the local bus stop. The Hauswart referred me to the multiple written notes that had been written about me and handed in by locals. There were lots. I guess for the past two weeks people have been watching me. At first I thought this was funny, I mean I would like to think I am big deal but I know that I'm not that cool. However on the other hand it was kind of distressing to know people are watching me. Well just to be safe I provided the Hauswart with a copy of my work details and my passport along with my contact details. I will be moving soon hopefully closer to the city since I would like to be a bit more inconspicious.
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Old 17.08.2011, 21:28
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I don't think I quoted in order, but nevertheless, I liked weejeem's Executive Summary because it is right on the money.

I'm shocked that a Swiss person doesn't know the rules!!! I'm also shocked that the Swiss person is shocked by the audacity of neighbors to be shockingly complaining. This does not compute!!!

One of my earliest lessons of living in Switzerland is that my neighbors have NOTHING BETTER TO DO IN LIFE but keep tabs on the foreigners. And they get on the telephone and call their neighbor as soon as you're out of sight, so that that neighbor can pick up where the other one left off!

Hence my avatar.
Perhaps he thought that things had changed? So many people on the forum claim that it has changed with the number of foreigners and participation in Schengen etc. I was almost convinced and considering returning myself!
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Old 17.08.2011, 21:30
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That is the most bizarre thing I have heard in a long time. What is wrong with these people? Do they have nothing better to do than to spy on the latest newcomer to the area, write down his every move and hand it to the building caretaker, as if he is some kind of authority figure?
Sounds exactly like my neighborhood. Our building caretaker even has his own little personal black book with the neighborhood info and tratsch talk.
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:02
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The place I'm in now I bought some 8 years ago and forgot to register after moving in, finally got around to it nearly a year later (no fines)
See .... if a mod can get away with it - then there's some hope for us mere mortals.
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The place I'm in now I bought some 8 years ago and forgot to register after moving in, finally got around to it nearly a year later (no fines)
I know all these things about needing to register urgent, it didnt for 9 months told the lady she just back dated the b permit and no fine.
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