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I think I want to move to Switzerland

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posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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First of all, I want to say that I am married to a Swiss citizen, so this is a possibility. I have been reading articles on Americans moving to Switzerland for the past couple of weeks. It is a beautiful country and I feel like now might be a good time to jump off of the American ship before it sinks. My main concern would be employment there. I am a machinist so I would think I can find work anywhere.
I am in the process of learning Italian (I would be moving to the southern part of the country). And I am somewhat familiar with the metric system. That's all I have, I just wanted some advice from people who may have some insight.




posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: tinyDAWK

Be forewarned.

Their cheese is a ripoff.
It is full of holes.

No, my uncle's sister-in-law lives in Switzerland and loves it. My cousin gets to see her cousins that live there and they are happy there.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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The metric system is easy. That's why the rest of the world uses it.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Yes I agree. It was very easy to learn. I used it exclusively at my last job.
It was very difficult to change back to standard for my current job.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

I hear the same from everyone who has lived there, the quality of life is much better.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 03:15 PM
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Good luck. I think Switzerland is a good place but I really do not have much info to go on. If your wife is from there you guys will be welcomed better. Being you have a trade, you increase your chance of getting a better job.

I feel that I just parroted what you said.

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posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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Jobs are few and hard to get but welfare is among the best in the world.

Marijuana is decriminalized.

Just steer clear of the rioting muslims, turks and kurds battling in the streets.


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posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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in bocca al lupo

you're looking at a great part of Switzerland, the weather is generally a bit warmer and you live closer to the ocean which is the main holiday destination in summer. very overcrowded though, hope you are used to that otherwise it can be overwhelming.

as for your job opportunities you are facing a lot of competition from people commuting from over the boarder. however most jobs go to administration and office jobs. the Ticino say if you have a job hold on to it.

check out job websites like this one

Switzerland just agreed to build a second tunnel through the Gotthard, maybe you have good chances to find a job right now in that industry. i'm sure once you are there you would have better chances to find a job and you would have the back-up from your wife's family and locals.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: lucia2389

Thank you for the good wishes, and the insight. It is hard to just jump over to another country to look for work tho. I really have no idea how I would go about making this move. Everything I have read makes it seem rather daunting. But as they say " where there's a will, there is a way".



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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It is illegal to ski down a mountain while reciting poetry.

www.newlyswissed.com...


are you prepared to give up that?



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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The only good thing about Switzerland is their nature, I'm not to fond of the traditions/laws and the citizens are to damn cold and narrow-minded. But that's just my experience.

On the contrary, i'm a big fan of Gruyere cheese.

Good luck though, maybe you will like it.
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posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: intergalactic fire

Haha I live in Los Angeles. I am used to cold and narrow minded. What laws and traditions are unappealing to you?



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: Rikku



It is illegal to ski down a mountain while reciting poetry.

www.newlyswissed.com...


are you prepared to give up that?


It will be difficult... but I think a can switch to snowboarding hahaha



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: Deny Arrogance

Your video is broken



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: tinyDAWK

They may not want you, ever. Good luck, but you will always be an american to them.

As someone who left for similar reasons, I came back because nothing is home except for home.

Just make money and get power. Life is great in the US if you have money and power. It will be more so in the future.

You dont need to leave. You just need to find your place in the NWO.

You were lied to and fooled. Its ok. We all were. Just go forward without the lies.

The strong and smart will rule. Be them. Also, there is no safe place on the planet unless its in the wild....and only for a while.


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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:49 AM
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originally posted by: intergalactic fire
The only good thing about Switzerland is their nature, I'm not to fond of the traditions/laws and the citizens are to damn cold and narrow-minded. But that's just my experience.

On the contrary, i'm a big fan of Gruyere cheese.

Good luck though, maybe you will like it.


Agreed. Stunning region. Don't like the people. Sorry to any Swiss reading this.
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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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There's something mysterious about Switzerland.

You never hear anything bad happening there; no riots, no terrorist attacks, nothing. The people are amongst the happiest in the world. Weather's nice, lots of open countryside, scenery beautiful. Some of the cities are a bit overcrowded but hey ho. Pretty relaxed on gun ownership (Americans will like that). Never gets involved in wars, generous welfare system, a haven for offshore banking. Not a member of the EU (yay!).

It's as though the bankers long ago decided this is neutral territory and a good place to put their money.

At 55 I don't need to worry too much about finding work as I'll be eligible for OAP in 5 minutes.

Flying time from Britain...90 minutes.

And if I get fed up, buy a one-way bus ticket to that Zurich clinic.

Where do I sign up?



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: CJCrawley
There's something mysterious about Switzerland.

You never hear anything bad happening there; no riots, no terrorist attacks, nothing. The people are amongst the happiest in the world. Weather's nice, lots of open countryside, scenery beautiful. Some of the cities are a bit overcrowded but hey ho. Pretty relaxed on gun ownership (Americans will like that). Never gets involved in wars, generous welfare system, a haven for offshore banking. Not a member of the EU (yay!).

It's as though the bankers long ago decided this is neutral territory and a good place to put their money.

At 55 I don't need to worry too much about finding work as I'll be eligible for OAP in 5 minutes.

Flying time from Britain...90 minutes.

And if I get fed up, buy a one-way bus ticket to that Zurich clinic.

Where do I sign up?


How about locals who will make you feel very unwelcome and be very unfriendly?

I'm not sure where you are getting "happiest people in the world from"
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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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Top 10 Happiest Countries in The World 2016


How about locals who will make you feel very unwelcome and be very unfriendly?


Maybe you just had a bad experience and maybe I don't care anyway. Not exactly a camp counselor myself.

I take it you lived in one place only, once?

That's not necessarily representative of the country.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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originally posted by: CJCrawley
a reply to: 3danimator2014

Top 10 Happiest Countries in The World 2016


How about locals who will make you feel very unwelcome and be very unfriendly?


Maybe you just had a bad experience and maybe I don't care anyway. Not exactly a camp counselor myself.

I take it you lived in one place only, once?

That's not necessarily representative of the country.


Nope. I've driven through. By the way..Most Europeans know they are unfriendly



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