I must say, everytime i hear a brit say that he/she finds poland a better place to live than the UK, i think to myself, "WTF is wrong with that island?" Having lived in canada nearly my whole life, I couldn't imagine moving to poland. Life in poland seems to me like it is much more difficult that here. I love visiting PL though.
2.speak perfect polish
3.have ability to stand prolonged vodka drinking
4.pay.Always pay here and there
All this coming from a turk in poland who regularly visits brothels.
I know a lot of Poles in Canada who should have never left Poland. Although they physically live in Canada, in spirit they are in Poland; they watch only TV Polonia, read only Polish magazines, are interested only in Polish matters and are not interested and/or aware of what's going on in Canada.
My cousin is now in her 60s - she moved from Poland to US 14 years ago. She barely speaks any english, watches polish movies and ready polish newspapers.
I hear ya. I stay away from these poles. Generally speaking, i think many 1st gen poles in can/usa are like this because they have been unable to find success in their new homelands. But some genuinely do miss family back in poland.
But i have to say, the children of these polish immigrants are 100% canadian.
From what i see, chinese immigrants in canada are the worst when it comes to integration. Many 2nd generation chinese continue living in china town and simply refuse to learn english/french. F'n disgraceful.
Getting started up in the job market in Aberdeen would be a lesson in futility. It suits a certain kind of skilled worker and I wouldn't be interested in the naff jobs they have.
Seanus, what about working elsewhere in scotland/uk? Do you think you could find a decent job?