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Thinking of moving to poland to be with my girlfriend


irishdeano 5 | 304  
5 Nov 2007 /  #1
i am really thinking of moving to poland to be with my gf. i was wondering could anybody tell me who i would need to contact to find more information on it.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
5 Nov 2007 /  #2
which part of Poland deano
OP irishdeano 5 | 304  
5 Nov 2007 /  #3
it would be to lodz

good luck - i am the same situation. lodz also.

i left it last night. i cant live with out her
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
5 Nov 2007 /  #4
lodz

Not the best place. Beware of footbal clubs' supporters ('kibole').
paraflip  
5 Nov 2007 /  #5
hey not all football supporters are bad, just the same in most of Europe.

Are you planning to work in Poland? Do you speak much Polish? Have you got any transefable skills, or are you financially sorted enough not to have to work?

These sort of questions will er...the crect way forward. (man I've got a headache...ow..)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
5 Nov 2007 /  #6
'kibole'

This word describes the worst sort of them, they are extremely sectarian and eager to fight.
Liza 3 | 111  
5 Nov 2007 /  #7
Could you do the obvious, and teach English?
finT 12 | 167  
6 Nov 2007 /  #8
Hi D,
I would be very carefull. I did the same a few years ago and basically could not get any kind of employment at all! It put a massive strain on our relationship and I ended up feeling like a real loser. I tried everything, even asking about 4zl an hour bar jobs and was told 'NO' everytime. My Polish is very good but the moment I opened my gob they knew I was a foreigner and menial job ops disappeared. I just wanted something to occupy my time so was willing to do ANYTHING even for tiny amounts of pay.Unfortunately teaching is the only safe bet although it is almost impossible for a school to employ you now without the relevant qualifications. I did some private conversation classes but work was pretty infrequent and I didn't enjoy it at all. The only foreigners who do well here are either sent by big companies on contracts (still usually banks, building comps). Apparently they still get paid extra for coming to a country nobody wants to go to, UNBELIEVABLE!! or people who attempt to and succeed in setting up their own business (very few of those but they do exist!). I also tried that with a small design company and it failed, all it took was for a few clients not to pay us and that was enough for it all to come tumbling down f****** nightmare!

Whatever you decide, hope it works out for you.
Macduff 9 | 69  
6 Nov 2007 /  #9
Well I moved here 6 months ago with my fiancee, and it does get difficult at times with the different culture, as for work well I am fourtunate that I work overseas on a month on month off roata, do not think I could ever get used to the life style over here if I did not have the type of money I am normaly earning.

But give it ago at least if you try and fail you will not live with the regret of not giving it your best shot
OP irishdeano 5 | 304  
6 Nov 2007 /  #10
it would be good if i could get a football contract lol
Michal - | 1,865  
6 Nov 2007 /  #11
am really thinking of moving to poland to be with my gf. i was wondering could anybody tell me who i would need to contact to find more information on it.

If you want to find out the legalities on moving to Poland and what documents you need, then I would have though that there should be a section within the Polish Embassy in the Republic of Ireland who would be able to answer all your questions. That is, after all, what they are being paid for.

o, UNBELIEVABLE!! o

Well, no it is believable. If you are a charted accountant working for a large international bank you will want a very good financial incentive to live in a place like Poland for very long.

not think I could ever get used to the life style over here if I did not have the type of money I am normaly earning.

This is something that people do forget. Visiting a country for a while is one thing, especially if you are on holiday with your family but living and working somewhere all the time, especially if the rest of your family is back in the U.K. is something else all together. I had the chance once of working in South Korea as a teacher but it would be on my own not with my family. How long do I want to be a foreigner in Korea for? I remember many years ago, visiting Poland and met a girl who had the chance of being married to a German pilot who even came to Poland and saw the place for himself. He said to her, "for me, life in Poland would be like a flower without sunshine". I always remember his remark and think that really it was a truthful and accurate statement of the drudgery of everyday life in Poland.
Macduff 9 | 69  
6 Nov 2007 /  #12
Michal I think you picked me up wrong I love living in Poland the people (Majority) are excellent the country side you can not fault, its just that Poland is a young country as freedom is concerend 1980. I just think it will take another 10-20 years to get upto the Uk standard of living and wages, having said this the people here are far better (Majority) than I have found living any where else that traveled too in the world and believe me I have been fourtunate to travel to many many places in this small world.

I am a big fan of Poland and its culture
sunny  
6 Nov 2007 /  #13
My wife and I are currently living in Poland and what has helped us immensly has been friends and family and the millions of aunties and uncles and cousins that seem to exist. it is particularly easy getting going but forward planning is essential. Also if you can hit Polska with somecash in ur backburner this can help the adjustment period.

"it isn't " my bad
**** I've forgotten how to speak English...help
finT 12 | 167  
6 Nov 2007 /  #14
Well, no it is believable. If you are a charted accountant working for a large international bank you will want a very good financial incentive to live in a place like Poland for very long.

Just as you remember the German pilot and his 'flower without sunshine' story (I liked that). I remember a toady, sweaty, drunk Brit businessman sitting in a super trendy Warsaw bar with two stunning Polish bimbos wrapped round him and laughing like a cretin while telling me his company was paying him 30% more than he got in London and he was the only guy in the office willing to give it a go! Still, I suppose that's normal in their world.
Michal - | 1,865  
6 Nov 2007 /  #15
rendy Warsaw bar with two stunning Polish bimbos wrapped round him and laughing like a cretin while telling me his company was paying him 30% more than he got in London an

Tell them I am prepared to come and sit in Warsaw with these two fine Polish bimbos for thirty per cent less!
meep  
6 Nov 2007 /  #16
city boys have always been toady wankers, its a job requirement.

Deano, if you want to come to Polska and you resign your position and go to the jobcenter, you can explain that you are going to Poland to relocate and you will be seeking a job. Then if my memmory is correct you can claim your job seekers allowance for the first three months whilst in POLAND. This would give you a three month period in which to seek a job! However, I'm no gospel saint so I'd check on the web first. I'm pretty sure this will be the case in Ireland as well.

However, I doubt you will be able to do this unless you have all you Polish crential. ie.e NIP and Pesel.
polski┼╝yd  
6 Nov 2007 /  #17
I remember a toady, sweaty, drunk Brit businessman sitting in a super trendy Warsaw bar with two stunning Polish bimbos wrapped round him and laughing like a cretin while telling me his company was paying him 30% more than he got in London and he was the only guy in the office willing to give it a go! Still, I suppose that's normal in their world.

haha! I'd move to Poland for 25% of what I'm earning here, they should have sent me instead. ;-)
Michal - | 1,865  
6 Nov 2007 /  #18
However, I doubt you will be able to do this unless you have all you Polish crential. ie.e NIP and Pesel.

I can not come to Poland then as I do not even know what these things are! Well, I imagine that NIP is a national insurance number or something, mind you, only at a guess!
meep  
7 Nov 2007 /  #19
deano despite the constant deriding of life in Poland fot expats it can be great, it depends on you and your situation. I'm sitting here late afternoon lazily ploncking away on my puter. In the kitchen the missus busily cooking high tea (not because I'm a misogynist but rather that she enjoys cooking, shock horror) and I've got Sky news blathering on in the background. I'm chilled. This is opposed to my previous situation where we both worked horrendous hours and spent little time together when not working or sleeping. If you plan and save launching yourself abroad is not that hard.

As they say "fail to plan, plan to fail".
captbdel  
7 Nov 2007 /  #20
Hi Guy's

I'm in the same boat! I've been working and living in London for over 16yrs in IT. I met a Polish girl we now have a 13 old baby boy and she lives in LODZ.

I've been there lots of times over the past 2yrs but she now lives there with him so I thought the best thing to do is move there.

I work in IT have had my own business and I'm looking to move there if the possiblities are right. I would like to start up a company there but fear I may need to work there first, I own property here in London so that gives me finiancial security.

Now I don't speak Polish but very willing to learn and think maybe it's best to go there and learn as I go.?

Any ideas or shall we all get together in LODZ ;-)

Capt. bdel
tyskie monster  
7 Nov 2007 /  #21
Any ideas or shall we all get together in LODZ

Yep, we'll all get together in Lodz and get totally trashed! I can't think of anything else to do there really. Na zdrowie stary!
captbdel  
9 Nov 2007 /  #22
;-)

Well I'd like to think that LODZ has very alot going for it..I do.

First drinks on me.!
DAMIEN123 2 | 18  
10 Nov 2007 /  #23
hi im moving to poland also. getting married next year and moving 2009.
do you have any good advice im from londonderry and age 24.
i been there before just wondering how it is for british working there, has anyone gave you any useful advice?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
10 Nov 2007 /  #24
we now have a 13 old baby boy

That's a big baby
captbdel  
11 Nov 2007 /  #25
:-( oops meant to say a baby of 13 months.
sausage 19 | 777  
11 Nov 2007 /  #26
i am planning a move to Lodz to be with my girlfriend too. Shall we start up LodzForums dot com???
captbdel  
11 Nov 2007 /  #28
There must be now a growing Irish community out there in Poland.

Hi

Anyone moving to LODZ next year that would like to meet up in LODZ and explore starting up a business there or seek business opportunities if you have the right skills and experience.
OP irishdeano 5 | 304  
11 Nov 2007 /  #29
i would maybe be intrested in the business sector as i do study business i have a bit of knowledge on it :P
pamlarouge 3 | 56  
11 Nov 2007 /  #30
i am planning a move to Lodz to be with my girlfriend too. Shall we start up LodzForums dot com???

Yes let's! I'm moving there next year to be with my boyfriend :)

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