/ Irish man wanna move to Poland
Hi guys my name is Trevor and im 25, ive first hand experience living in poland.
I moved there in Sepetember 2007, was fed up with my job here and my gf wanted to move back home so we tried it for while. At the time people were screaming to hire me, literally when I got off the plane I was rushing immediately to a school, got hired within 3 days of being there which is unheard of in Ireland.
We moved to Warsaw, stayed with my gf parents for few weeks until we got our own rental property(in Piaseczo, 45 mins from Warsaw). We just stayed 3 months as I had bad job experience there and my gf job was poorly paid and far away so we decided it was time to return back to Ireland to make more money.
We are in the process of building property in Poland, her dad gave us some land. However its been 2 years and the paper work is still going through so its long old process.
We have just bought house here, our ultimate plan is to build the house there, and when our mortgage is paid off here, we sell up in Ireland and move there, almost retirement but will have alot of money saved by then.
I wont lie, it was awful being a foreigner when your abroad, you can only then realise what the polish go through when they come abroad to work. Its so lonely when nobody speaks fluent english, id always advise you to complete at least intermediate polish before moving, they say you can pick it up as you go along but that wouldnt really be practical in my opinion.
I couldnt get a NIP number there, think you have to be resident and nobody could tell us where to get one of those numbers. In most of the big cities there is company called 'The British Council', they are the mecca for any teachers going over there, lots of learning resources, its basically a library and also you can do courses there and rent english DVDs.
Thinking back, I regret I came back to Ireland because I did intend to go for a year but we took the easy option and came back here.
When I first got to Warsaw, maybe you too will find you will latch onto anyone who speaks english, you hear someone speak english and you hang in their vicinity so they they may hopefully strike conversation with you,,, or maybe its just me then.
I only ever met 1 irish person there, mostly Brits and Australians, people backpacking and of course some Americans whose great great grandfathers pigeon had some polish heritgage,lol. Just messing.
Any questions just ask me, from someone with experience.