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Try it - move to Poland!


steve d 3 | 17  
28 Jun 2007 /  #1
I moved from the UK for love five years ago ( although we knew each other for longer ) and have been happily married now for four years, so it can work. My Polish still isn't great, but I've had two decent jobs and now run my own company, so it is possible !

Better to try, love and lose than regret it for ever in my opinion ;-)
Big Rob - | 70  
28 Jun 2007 /  #2
Not sure what the starter of this mistake post was but just wanted to add on to the

Better to try, love and lose than regret it for ever in my opinion ;-)

Better to regret what you have done, than to regret what you haven't.

and whilst were on the subject, my 2 favourite quotes are...

Life is not a dress rehersal

and

You know your drunk if you are clinging on to the floor, trying not to fall off. This one is roughly the quote, can't fully recall the accurate version.
Guardian 1 | 6  
1 Aug 2007 /  #3
When the morning after the night before, is no longer worth the night before the morning after ;)
smooth_jazz 7 | 71  
3 Aug 2007 /  #4
Better to try, love and lose than regret it for ever in my opinion ;-)

I agree Steve, which is why I'll be trying my luck at living there next year. Do you know any American's that have had luck moving there? Seems to me that it's easier for the British than for someone like me. I'm currently learning Polish very fervently and hopefully should have a good base by next year. Just have to worry about a job, and a residency visa.
PoznanMan - | 9  
14 Aug 2007 /  #5
I moved to Poland 14 years ago, I knew no Polish. I escaped the British cloistered nanny state that doesn't allow anyone to do anything. I also have my own Polish business here, own land, own house, married, divorced, remarried, kids.. normal good life :-)..

it is a good placeto be and experience freedom (as long as it lasts - before it becomes like USA and UK).

I trry to beg Polish people to fight against the pitfalls that USA and UK have got both feet stuck in.

Keep Poland Polish !!
Zeze  
14 Aug 2007 /  #6
good to see people that actually live in Poland posting here . normaly we have lot of people from and living in the UK posting in here . you guys live here so you know what is possible what is not the ones back in the UK only have an idea . so I am in favor if you like Poland live in Poland .
Marius 1 | 33  
16 Aug 2007 /  #7
Better to try, love and lose than regret it for ever in my opinion ;-)

I will move to PL in October...not for love, but for work and adventure! I agree with the attitude to try moving over and go for your dreams though.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
16 Aug 2007 /  #8
Im Australian and moved to Poland 2 years ago with my Polish wife, we are doing well, have a flat, bought some land, run our own business, looking to set up and second one. Life is good if you work hard.
Zeze  
16 Aug 2007 /  #9
a lot of people here say I run my own bussines wich type of ??? do you guys may tell a bit more about your so called Business ?? far as I am concern I run my own business could mean anything , drugs traffic , Prostitution , anything so I will bealive you people when I hear what bussiness this so called no Poles do in Poland .
davidpeake 14 | 451  
16 Aug 2007 /  #10
Lol,

well if it was drug trafficing or anything illegal, i'm sure no-one would tell you, I repair and service cnc plasma cutting machines, have a contract with an American company.
Firestorm 6 | 400  
20 Aug 2007 /  #11
I would leap at the chance to take a short stay in Poland.
Or longer if the opportunity arose..
But without work it would be sensless.

Anyone know any good Agencies there..?
Ranj 21 | 948  
20 Aug 2007 /  #12
I trry to beg Polish people to fight against the pitfalls that USA and UK have got both feet stuck in.

Keep Poland Polish !!

I guess if Poland was to follow your advice, then you wouldn't be living there leading a good life.

Life is good if you work hard.

100% agreed!!!!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Aug 2007 /  #13
Life is good if you work hard.

if you have to work hard then you are obviously doing something wrong...

life is good when you dont have to work hard
Ranj 21 | 948  
20 Aug 2007 /  #14
if you have to work hard then you are obviously doing something wrong...

working hard does not necessarily mean hard labor.....when your brain works hard, you can accomplish anything, as you should well know, my dear. :)
ZD1  
20 Aug 2007 /  #15
My husband wants to relocate to Warsaw from Palm Springs, California to be closer to his family. What am I in for to make this decision?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
20 Aug 2007 /  #16
ZD1

It's not clear. Are you thinking about it or are you definitely moving ?
Marius 1 | 33  
21 Aug 2007 /  #17
Anyone know any good Agencies there..?

What is your profession/what area of expertise are you looking for to work in?
davidpeake 14 | 451  
21 Aug 2007 /  #18
if you have to work hard then you are obviously doing something wrong...

life is good when you dont have to work hard

that might be true bubba, but you have to work your way up to that relaxing time of making your hard work work for you.

After selling everything and moving to a new country, sometimes you need to start again, maybe not at the bottom, but takes time to build yourself up again.
gloios 12 | 76  
21 Aug 2007 /  #19
Congrats Steve - can I ask why type of business you started?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
21 Aug 2007 /  #20
After selling everything and moving to a new country, sometimes you need to start again, maybe not at the bottom, but takes time to build yourself up again.

you are of course right david
davidpeake 14 | 451  
21 Aug 2007 /  #21
and i'm still looking for more options now, there is many out there in Poland, there are people always wanting something that at the moment no-one provides.
Firestorm 6 | 400  
21 Aug 2007 /  #22
/what area of expertise are you looking for to work in?

For the last 3 years ive been working in construction while i did part time studies in IT.
I have just completed a Course in Computer Construction and repair.
Unless i get a move. I will head back in and do the next stage.
Several years in Logistics.
2 Years installing Sky tv.
OP steve d 3 | 17  
4 Sep 2007 /  #23
I run a small property company , has been hard work but knew the first year would be. Should reap the benefits now with any luck.
Czestochowa 9 | 50  
6 Sep 2007 /  #24
I run an Internet business.

I was in the UK until recently but with my bills topping £1k a month I thought I could enjoy a better lifestyle here, as long as I have an internet connection I can pretty much work anywhere.

We've (my girlfriend is Polish) now got a nice flat in Gorzow and the money goes a lot further here. It does feel like I'm on a permanent holiday though which is a little worrying for now.
Michal - | 1,865  
9 Sep 2007 /  #25
If you enjoy life, why not.
gavin79 3 | 72  
9 Sep 2007 /  #26
Isnt the taxation very high for business's in poland though ? I have a business here in the UK which involves a lot of web design and internet work so again it would be very easy to run from anywhere, but when I move to poland would it be better keeping the business registered in the UK or registering it in Poland ?? does anyone know anymore about this ?
Greetings - | 3  
9 Sep 2007 /  #27
It does feel like I'm on a permanent holiday though which is a little worrying for now.

I know the feeling and the drinking culture has taken my liver by surprise.
Michal - | 1,865  
10 Sep 2007 /  #28
snt the taxation very high for business's in poland though ? I have a business here in the UK which involves a lot of web

As I understood it, large firms like Tescos moving in to Poland had special rates and incentives and have tax free rights for up to two years and this is why supermarkets change hands so often. A company moves in and they take advantage for two years and then they move on and another company comes then takes its place with a new name for the consecutive two years.
aniadance  
10 Sep 2007 /  #29
I am moving back to Poland in October after living in California for 7 years...I think it is going to be quite an experience. My family and friends say that the country has changed a lot in the last few years and I suppose I will find out soon enough if the change is a good one:)
daveperso  
13 Sep 2007 /  #30
Hi Czestochowa,

I might be in the same position as you other than I would be working for an American software company but employed on contract. ie. I would be independent. Can you tell me about the sort of taxation and ZUS you are paying? Many thanks

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