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"well-off" income in poland


angel 14 | 86  
8 Jan 2008 /  #1
what is the average wage in poland-in pounds please- what level of income in poland is consisdered "well-off"
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jan 2008 /  #2
2500 PLN a month is about 500 pounds. But u can't see it that way. Doing well is 5000-6000PLN, my bracket. Well-off is upwards of 8000PLN
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
8 Jan 2008 /  #3
450GBP

2000 GBP
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jan 2008 /  #4
2500PLN is officially the national average.
OP angel 14 | 86  
8 Jan 2008 /  #5
my friend-a welder from the shipyards in poland-says no work there-earned about £600-800-a month-so above average-but he has little in the way of clothes and materialistic items-portrays himself as poor-he has been told he could double even treble his wage here if he works as welder-

so is he just greedy?
and wwaht happens if he works here for a few years-goes back to poland-how can hw then expect to live within his averasge income again?

its just that i have heard people say- the polish come to england to earn their money they go back home-to what?- is it just boastful to have a bigger house or something?
telefonitika  
8 Jan 2008 /  #6
the polish come to england to earn their money they go back home-to what?

they go back with a better command of english ... some money saved yes and some given to their families for supporting them .. and improved skills and qualifications
OP angel 14 | 86  
8 Jan 2008 /  #7
so they get better job in poland?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jan 2008 /  #8
It's possible but it's very competitive to get into jobs using English to liaise with foreign companies. The money often buys time to scout around if nothing else sometimes. I think it's the family aspect that is bringing Poles back in their droves.
telefonitika  
8 Jan 2008 /  #9
so they get better job in poland?

probably!
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Jan 2008 /  #10
So where does that put just about able to scrape by?
telefonitika  
8 Jan 2008 /  #11
in the just doing alright and feet firmly on the ground section in my eyes osiol :)
OP angel 14 | 86  
8 Jan 2008 /  #12
I think it's the family aspect that is bringing Poles back in their droves.

do you mean-after the initial thrill of the bright lights and the money-its the close family they miss-or are families in trouble because of husband away-seems to be a lot of "affaires"-i have been reading some posts on here about polish lovers leaving their british lover with little or no explaination-just dropping them
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jan 2008 /  #13
Coming back to their family as they feel duty bound to do so. Dropping lovers sometimes has to happen but it should be done tactfully. I don't think the number of Poles who have affairs is as high as some may claim but I've never done any empirical research, it's just a hunch. Their return also depends on their contractual stipulations. Britain has more and more short term contracts, jobs popping up here and there with no permanence or stability. Poles often accept such positions.
OP angel 14 | 86  
8 Jan 2008 /  #14
my friend is coming over without his partner (just posted a thread about his relationship)
they love each other-but he is a good looking guy-i am sure he will attract the girls-i have a boyfriend-but one of my friends has already made her feeling known that she likes him-i dont want anyone to get hurt-
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Jan 2008 /  #15
What I meant was, what kind of wage is just about enough to support someone living in a typical Polish town?
telefonitika  
8 Jan 2008 /  #16
well i didnt know that donkey my friend (i can hear mike myers voice in my head)... do you ever see shrek on your journeys with fiona .. lmao sorry its about time i dropped that into convo ...

mmm donkey drinking special juice .... hey look at me ... im a stallion baby !!! :D:D

if you get an answer i would love to know as i am looking at going to poland as you know but typically looking at what would support myself and having a child that near on teenage years :D at minute i do fine on my 25hours at min. wage a week
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
9 Jan 2008 /  #17
i have been reading some posts on here about polish lovers leaving their british lover with little or no explaination-just dropping them

Yes... I have seen here some desperate translation requests...
OP angel 14 | 86  
9 Jan 2008 /  #18
am looking at going to poland

why are you going there-you have a child-are you a single parent? and you survive here on the minimum wage 25hrs a week-have you got a job to go to in poland? do you have a boyfriend there? why are you going ? my friend is coming here to earn more money and he earns more thaen you-but its not enough-are you a polish citizen? does poland have state benefits? are you entittlted to them?

sorry all the questions just wondering
telefonitika  
9 Jan 2008 /  #19
why are you going there

why are you going ?

personal reasons better quality of life, more respect for traditions and values than here in the UK .. as i say personal choice and everyone is entitled to that

you have a child-are you a single parent? and you survive here on the minimum wage 25hrs a week

yes i am and yes i do (problem?)

have you got a job to go to in poland?

not yet pro-actively seeking work as i am going in 12months or within 12months

do you have a boyfriend there?

NOPE and no HUSBAND either (why people think that is totally beyond me but alas assumptions are a human beings faults at times)

my friend is coming here to earn more money and he earns more thaen you

Good for him ... sorry no offense ... but if that was an intended swipe my way ..

MONEY ISNT EVERYTHING ... you will learn as you grow older!!! Yeh it gets the daily things to survive .. but it isnt everything ... i have enough money coming in to pay the £624 outgoings a month i have as i bring in income wise as you requested to know £720 a month plus i have working tax that i am entitled to and child benefit as well .. i learnt what money is a long long time ago ... !!!

are you a polish citizen?

NO again i am british if read my profile you will see i am learning polish and i understand and speak it a little having spent a year so far doing so ...

does poland have state benefits?

Yes it does not everyone is entitled to them goes on your income .... it is called Family Allowance .... you can find it on the internet if you know where to look ...

are you entittlted to them?

i wouldnt know till i commenced work in poland and applied

sorry all the questions just wondering

Does my answers gratify you or would you like me to answer more .... PS you will find alot more people are leaving the UK and heading to Poland maybe they can answer same queations as i just felt like my life was just put through a fking grinder .... jeesss i have never justified my decisions to anyone before ... !!!!
Polanglik 11 | 303  
9 Jan 2008 /  #20
pro-actively seeking work as i am going in 12months or within 12months

hiya telefonitika.......

how is the job searching coming along ?

if all goes to plan, we (my wife and I ...and two kids) plan to make the move to Poland around the summer of 2009 :o); it's almost 100% that we'll be moving to Krakow.

have you decided where in Poland you'd settle ?
telefonitika  
9 Jan 2008 /  #21
how is the job searching coming along ?

I have sent loads of emails and letters in the post to a few companies so see what comes off them .. still doing loads of research (ongoing - but same for you i guess) ..

we'll be moving to Krakow.

i will have to pay a visit mate .. any particular reason Krakow?

have you decided where in Poland you'd settle ?

i was looking at the areas Lublin and Tri-city but after a lot of thought and some sound advice from friends who are Polish etc, the Tri-city area for me mate with young un .. Gdansk and nearby surrounds other than the two obvious ones Sopot and Gdynia :D

In tri-city twice in July so i will check some areas out if not before

But will keep you posted as to how things go ..
Polanglik 11 | 303  
9 Jan 2008 /  #22
have sent loads of emails and letters in the post to a few companies so see what comes off them

haven't started that yet ...... but have been looking at properties and also schools for the kids... jobwise, i'll have an income from UK as i let property here, but I'll be prepared to do some English teaching in addition to running my exisiting business from Poland.

will have to pay a visit mate .. any particular reason Krakow?

you'll be more than welcome ..... we've decided on Krakow because we have family there, and I think it's one of the most beautiful cities in Poland ....

the Tri-city area for me mate with young un ..

never been there ..... but I've heard it's a great place to settle also :o) my kids are 5yrs and 4 yrs .... what about your kid ? We've made sure they speak both English and Polish .....

Shame you're up north .... otherwise we could meet up for a drink .....:o)

It'll be interesting to see which one of us moves first :o)
OP angel 14 | 86  
9 Jan 2008 /  #23
jeesss i have never justified my decisions to anyone before ... !!!!

i never asked you to justify your decisions- think you are very brave!

most polish people here in the uk seem to work full-time hours plus overtime or have 2or 3 jobs and you manage on what you have comimg in. i was just wondering how you would manage in poland?as it appears your income in england is considered average in poland-so i am sure you are researching everything-so what do you reckon you could survive on in poland? and if you can survive on average wage-why are all the polish moaning about things if poland has better quality of life-just a little confused-
telefonitika  
9 Jan 2008 /  #24
i cant help you on your confusion ..

most my polish friends work 37.5 hours in warehouses to be honest and get 2 days off a week unless they do overtime .. odd few within hotels and leisure industry

careful research and not some long winded jump feet excursion is required when relocating anywhere in the world

sorry for sounding off ... brave yes though excited and ready for a challenge in the next stage of my life and one that i believe to be better for my daughter :)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
10 Jan 2008 /  #25
my friend-a welder from the shipyards in poland

I would say the work in this area would be difficult for him to get into - it's limited in the UK now due to the limited number of ship yards we have left and the limited contracts awarded to the ones that are left! As for earning capacity, wages are decreasing and we are heading for a recession so jobs will be a lot scarcer than they were - my suggestion is that he stays in Poland earning his above average wage and safe guards his job there....
OP angel 14 | 86  
10 Jan 2008 /  #26
brave yes though excited and ready for a challenge in the next stage of my life and one that i believe to be better for my daughter :)

i wish you the best of luck with your plans

my suggestion is that he stays in Poland earning his above average wage and safe guards his job there....

i agree maybe his reson for comimg to england isnt money based-

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