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Daily comute from Warsaw to Lodz


zion 16 | 168  
28 Jan 2009 /  #1
Hello all of you out there ....

I want to know your thoughts of commuting daily from Warsaw to Lodz to work
I know some of the locals do that from Lodz to Warsaw.
I myself think is a bit of a pain but dont really want to move to Lodz so guess will have to take the trip there and back at least is just 1.5 hours now before was 3.something...

Any ideas how to kill time on the train and how early I have to wake up everyday to make to the office at 9

Thanks
cjjc 29 | 408  
28 Jan 2009 /  #2
What are you upto in Lodz?

:)
OP zion 16 | 168  
28 Jan 2009 /  #3
Work may get a job there and you ?
cjjc 29 | 408  
28 Jan 2009 /  #4
Sorry I should have been specific, I meant what job are you doing in Lodz...I only ask because I would love to move to Poland (to Lodz) but work is difficult and I assume you are English and I wondered what you do.

:>

I have alot of friends in Lodz, I'll be back there in 2 weeks. :)

I can't really help with the question except to recommend you take a laptop and watch movies/study something/listen to music.
OP zion 16 | 168  
28 Jan 2009 /  #5
I see

I work in IT depends what you do... you can find a job thing is the pay is lousy ...
also helps if you can speak some other language then English ... Polish is not a must otherwise you want to sell kepaps or something

If you want some work I may can hook you up who know`s I may need someone to share a flat there or something in case the commute will be too harsh .

I was in your home town after the floods few years back did some work for the Met Police there getting their IT staff back on ...

I am not English tough ...
Switezianka - | 463  
28 Jan 2009 /  #6
I think yuo'd better find a flat in £ódź or a job in Warsaw.

Commuting from £ódź to Warsaw makes sense because in Warsaw earnings and cost of living is generally higher. But the other way round it doesn't make too much sense: lower earnings + more expensive accommodation.

Any ideas how to kill time on the train and how early I have to wake up everyday to make to the office at 9

It depends how far from the station you live and how far you office is from £ódź Fabryczna. Anyway, it'll be much too early...
cjjc 29 | 408  
28 Jan 2009 /  #7
That sounds great.

I work in IT too or I have done in the past, I mainly do hospitality management but I know hardware and all Windows and Mac OS's like the back of my hand.

I looked into some flats and there is a woman on here who has one ready shortly.

I can give you the contact details if you want. I also know the city to a degree.

My home town? You mean Ambleside?

:)
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
28 Jan 2009 /  #8
I wouldn't rely on the train for such a commute - PKP are hardly known for their reliability. If you were driving, it's probably doable - but by train will just be too risky to rely on.

....and you really don't want to be going anywhere near £ódz!

(sorry, personal hatred showing through :P)
plk123 8 | 4,148  
28 Jan 2009 /  #9
yeah, that commute sounds a bit crazy.
OP zion 16 | 168  
29 Jan 2009 /  #10
Hey cjjc I was wrong about your city sorry ... about the job

hospitality management that is a bit in what I would work on it if i take the job in Lodz well one of then I have other offer also that I would like more

The job is in support anyway I will see if the other offer work out I give you the details of this one .

Commuting from £ódź to Warsaw makes sense because in Warsaw earnings and cost of living is generally higher. But the other way round it doesn't make too much sense: lower earnings + more expensive accommodation.

Well I will try to get Warsaw salary for this job shit is I will have to pay lodz monthly bus pass and warsaw monthly bus pass plus the train monthly pass also all and all will go to around 600 zl a month for transport alone .

anyway this will be my last shoot after 2 years here the job thing is not working the pay still way too low !!!!!
Switezianka - | 463  
29 Jan 2009 /  #11
I wouldn't rely on the train for such a commute - PKP are hardly known for their reliability.

I often use the Lodz-Warsaw connection and this particular one is quite OK. Trains leave every hour and go fast. I heard this is the most profitable PKP connection, so maybe that's why it's so good...
cjjc 29 | 408  
29 Jan 2009 /  #12
Hey cjjc I was wrong about your city sorry

No problem. I think you probably looked at my profile and read 'Carlise' which I only put as it is the nearest big city.

The job is in support anyway I will see if the other offer work out I give you the details of this one .

That would be brilliant!

anyway this will be my last shoot after 2 years here the job thing is not working the pay still way too low !!!!!

Sorry to hear that, I would recommend you look carefully where you want to work...recession in the UK is making things difficult!

Do you speak Polish zion?
OP zion 16 | 168  
29 Jan 2009 /  #13
No I dont speak no Polish been too busy looking for work all the time to learn Polish

I can tell you no hard time in the UK can compare with Poland things here are hard on the job side of things

If you find a job the pay will be low rent is expensive if you don't need to make a living with what you make here then is ok I need to save up cash those days so ....

You can find jobs with no polish but you will need a second language then English
English is the working language of many places I worked but a second language is also need.

but as I said if you dont mind working for peanuts Welcome to Poland
cjjc 29 | 408  
29 Jan 2009 /  #14
No I dont speak no Polish been too busy looking for work all the time to learn Polish

I see. Was/Is it very difficult?

If you find a job the pay will be low rent is expensive if you don't need to make a living with what you make here then is ok I need to save up cash those days so ....

Well wages are better in the UK but nobody wants to employ at the moment, I cannot find a job and I have good qualifications. I have had 6 or 7 letters all telling me the same thing...

In the current financial climate we are not looking to recruit further at this time.

You can find jobs with no polish but you will need a second language then English
English is the working language of many places I worked but a second language is also need.

but as I said if you dont mind working for peanuts Welcome to Poland

I'm learning Polish but I don't think I can possibly learn another language too!

I was thinking about studies in £ódź and then part time job then I will have to work only for money for social life as rent is included with the course costs.

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