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10iwonka10   
21 Sep 2008
Life / Doing laundry in Poland [66]

I have impression that Americans are a bit obsessed about washing. Few years ago I spent 6 weeks with my family living there....And I was little surprised that they wash jeans-trousers just after one day of wearing it? Isn't it excessive?
10iwonka10   
17 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / BRITS LIKE POLISH FOOD [51]

Not many of these reputable butchers left. Mainly it is mass-production for Tesco, Asda.....

I went to Horncastle few weeks ago (old traditional,very English town) and bought few sausage rolls there- a bit shock comparing to tesco- there was really meat in them not lots of crap and fat.
10iwonka10   
16 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / BRITS LIKE POLISH FOOD [51]

LondonChick:
I really don't like that jelly stuff on the pork - there is nothing nice about that.

yeah i know what you mean, i think part of it is not knowing exactly what your putting in your mouth!!!

You can say the same about English sausages and pies :-)
10iwonka10   
13 Sep 2008
News / What are the economical chances of Poland? [30]

What has Poland to offer to the world's market?

cheaper labour, space for opening new factories, supermarkets( tesco, carrefour....) and more customers ( 40 million) to buy overproductions of goods from West Europe....
10iwonka10   
13 Sep 2008
Life / What Flower is Representative of Poland [14]

The Rose is English.

English girls with pretty complexion- 'English roses'

I don't know if we have any special one flower...rose, carnation,poppies( more connected with war)....sunflower? It is new as a flower we usually eat seeds.
10iwonka10   
13 Sep 2008
Life / The Polish Hand Shake. [29]

I was in Croatia few days ago and noticed that they also quite often shake hands.
Maybe it is more eastern -south European custom.
10iwonka10   
13 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / Integrating Polish people into the British society [150]

10iwonka10:
Anyway, I think that I was reading somewhere that this government likes giving benefits to some people to keep them quiet?

I'm not sure that, that is true, but if you're reading that and you live in Poland, I can understand why some of your less desireable people want to move to the UK.

I live in England and I think that I read it somewhere here.....
10iwonka10   
12 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / Integrating Polish people into the British society [150]

Maybe they will do it much quicker that in 6 months? How do you know their profit? Does house owner provide them with all materials?

I am not convinced about channel4 programme either. BBC shows twisted picture of British lazy people on benefits. Channel 4 shows one-sided wievs of some British workers saying that immigrants take their job. But....they were not convincing to me either- sort of people who demand, demand...more money, longer breaks...and O! painful back so will have to go on sick leave.....
10iwonka10   
11 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / Integrating Polish people into the British society [150]

I don't feel sorry for them :-) rather opposite. but i didn't want to write it in the very harsh manner not to be attacked by some strong liberals.

Anyway, I think that I was reading somewhere that this government likes giving benefits to some people to keep them quiet?
10iwonka10   
11 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / Integrating Polish people into the British society [150]

1. forget about any benefits - once the jobless start starving they will change their opinion about cleaning closets for minimal wage. 2. kick out the foreigners, so the employers will have to start paying much more to attract natives.

There is one problem with it.Long unemplyment and lots of buzz and doing nothing can be very demoralizating. These 'work shy' people when deprived of the benefits can start begging or do burglaries instead of coming back to work.
10iwonka10   
10 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / Integrating Polish people into the British society [150]

The guy who earnt 2k a month would have to work 66 hours a week - after tax he'll take home about £1.4K

Some of them probbably worked about 60 hours a week- in peak time.I am not so sure I think that it was £7 per hour....
10iwonka10   
10 Sep 2008
Travel / Driving from Poznan to Croatia. Best way? [23]

I have just come back from Croatia, Dubrovnik- It is beautiful there but a bit pricey and many tourists. I regret that we didn't rent a car and drive arount. I only went on 1 day trip to Bosnia-Hercegovina to Mostar and Mejugorie.
10iwonka10   
10 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / Michael Palin visits Poland tonight. [19]

I watched few of these programs and didn't like them . \What is the purpose of them? They are not funny, not educational......
10iwonka10   
10 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / Integrating Polish people into the British society [150]

Cheap foreign labour drives down wages for everyone,

Not true. there was tv program while ago- English farmer was paying 7 pounds per hour. He employed lots foreign workers- some of them earned up to 2 K a month. So Tv reporter went to Job Centre to have a chat with local blokes on benefits and thay started...o yes foreign workers drive down wages..we will not work £3 per hour...So reporter said no it is 7 per hour...but 'blokes didn't listen as they were to busy opening another can on Stella.....'

In theory- very easy solution- cut off (or rather review) benefits and send lazy people to work.
10iwonka10   
27 Aug 2008
Life / Well You visited and/or lived in Poland, tell us what its like. [41]

Medical care is way behind even a place like India.

So how is medical care in UK????? Behind what? ...dirty hopsitals, shortage with doctors and dentists....

Why English fly to countries to Poland to go to dentists or have operation as in UK they are on 10 month waiting list.
10iwonka10   
22 Aug 2008
UK, Ireland / Polish Pubs in Scotland. [22]

I think that traditional polish bar is called 'karczma'-they are still in Poland but I don't think thhey are in England.

I was in Edinburgh in June and visited to 'pani Solinska' restaurant. Bit disappointed. Cakes are English there I expected cheesecake, popyseed cake,.... Menu quite small no pierogi, no golabki..... I think there was some fish and pork chops in crumbles.
10iwonka10   
22 Aug 2008
Life / Customer Service in Poland, what are your experiences? [106]

I think there is an 85% chance she may have been Polish! Not because she spilt the coffee but simly because it was a Coffee bar in the UK!

I think that she was in this remaining 15%. she was English. Young girl who didn't bother.....

I have noticed one more thing in Uk- why do bit older people who work as a shop assistants usually serve quite quickly but young ones move like zombies?
10iwonka10   
21 Aug 2008
Life / Customer Service in Poland, what are your experiences? [106]

Thinking about it I had more memories of bad customer services in UK than in Poland.
Bank- I wanted to open my first account ( just ater moving there no register roll, not history) I went to Natwest they asked for reference from Polish Bank, I got it left it with them they never came back to me when I contacted them again they said that they lost it and that is it- no sorry, no bother.

Second Bank- The same problem ( no history) and I wanted first basic account with cash card. Girl gave me form for full account with cash -debit card and of course it was rejected......awful, nightmare.

I went to coffe bar asking for coffe- ( about £2) clumsy girl pass it to mee spill lots on the soucer- and taht is it. Shouldn't she clean then soucer before giving it too me?

This is the porplem witrh temps- not very well prepared to do jobs who don't really bother.
I find lots places in UK overpriced with poor services.

But Poalnd I noticed taht we lack is sometimes 'good manners' . I remmebr I went ti Notary office to ask abotu smoething ( I could be potential customer bringing them some income) but woam was talking to me standing at the door. I am sure that In similar situation in Uk I would be asked to sit down at least.