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More and more jobs moving to Poland from other parts of Europe...


Happymeal 7 | 35  
14 Feb 2009 /  #1
Ireland asks for EU aid after Dell moves to Poland
reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSLN52066220090123

Jobs go as firm moves to Polandnews.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/7888140.stm

What are everyone’s thoughts about all of these jobs moving to Poland? Good i would imagine :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
14 Feb 2009 /  #2
Poland is in a very deep shit too. 160k more jobless people within in the last month.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Feb 2009 /  #3
How do you perceive the reaction to the financial crisis, Greg? Gross overreaction seems to be the norm.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
14 Feb 2009 /  #4
Gross overreaction seems to be the norm

Gross inaction is a problem too.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
14 Feb 2009 /  #5
In Poland ? Tusk and his clown are total idiots, we're going down.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Feb 2009 /  #6
Why do you blame Tusk, Greg? Surely it is private businesses who are being directly affected. What do you propose that Tusk does? I'm not saying he isn't blameless, I'm just curious to know why you apportion the blame on him.
Ryszard - | 89  
14 Feb 2009 /  #7
Tusk really impressed me lately.
Instead of giving away tons of money (while bleeding taxpayers dry) to poor poor bankers or other shameless corporation blobs he announced more savings and budget cuts.

If he only manage to execute this - then we shouldn't be afraid of this crisis so much.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Feb 2009 /  #8
I agree. However, Tusk is often a man of rhetoric.
lesser 4 | 1,311  
14 Feb 2009 /  #9
Although Polish government is a disgrace, their reaction to the crisis is quite decent. In comparison with most of western Europe they became champions of liberalism. This is in fact the first moment when I start to consider victory of PO over PiS to be a little positive. Before I was quite neutral about their competition. In the age of widespread populism they deserve one good word. I just hope that I'm not too quick with this... :)

I see their reaction to be effect of cooperation between Rostkowski and Tusk. This is a pity that this government wasted so much time. It appears that Tusk tolerate way too much absolutely disgraceful ideas of his ministers. I don't even mean those from PSL, this union of peasants is a separate problem.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Feb 2009 /  #10
Yes, lesser, but what jobs are moving? Surely it's just a case of different opportunities in different countries.
lesser 4 | 1,311  
14 Feb 2009 /  #11
Yes, lesser, but what jobs are moving?

Moving where? Rather disappearing and I would not exaggerate with this as well.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Feb 2009 /  #12
I don't doubt that many jobs are disappearing. This is a fact.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Feb 2009 /  #13
Dell moves to Poland

This is very bad news for Ireland.
I was talking to a mate from Ireland who works in IT.
He said one day last week they let go of 300 people and the very next day an email was sent to all employees welcoming the new 120 Polish (in Poland) people who have joined the team.

This was of course a very stupid action.

victory of PO over PiS

We can just called them number twos and number ones.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
16 Feb 2009 /  #14
This is in fact the first moment when I start to consider victory of PO over PiS to be a little positive.

Really ? I would say that this is the first time I start thinking that this government may be a total disaster for Poland, before I just didn't like Tusk...
lesser 4 | 1,311  
16 Feb 2009 /  #15
Why? I would be more afraid PiS with their anti-crisis programs.

I cannot think about anybody that I would like in PO. Tusk is one of the least disliked and Komorowski one of the most. Personally I always preferred JarKacz over Tusk. However I witness all this PR populism crap already too long and I lost all my sympathy to him. People that 'directly' surround him are much worse.
Prince 15 | 590  
16 Feb 2009 /  #16
Of course PO is much better when it comes to reacions on crisise

I hope that PO is not going to listen voices like "They don't react" "We need to act we need to stimulate economy, we need to spend money"

Polish debt is much more expenisve due to higher interest rates and this year is going to be hard for those who are looking for money to borrow...
Randal 1 | 577  
16 Feb 2009 /  #17
Although Polish government is a disgrace, their reaction to the crisis is quite decent. In comparison with most of western Europe they became champions of liberalism.

Just be careful the Libs don’t go too far with their “fixes”, as is presently the case in the U.S.

It is my understanding that the employment situation in Poland has improved somewhat in recent years after being a problem for so long. If they can stave off a backslide during this rough economic period they should make out ok.
OP Happymeal 7 | 35  
19 Feb 2009 /  #18
Tale of two cities in battle for jobs

uk.reuters.com/article/stocksAndSharesNews/idUKLNE51G00820090217
samsmith 3 | 23  
19 Feb 2009 /  #19
there may be some truth in that but i think it has been exagerated. I can't really see hoiw that would be allowed to happen ie UK law.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
19 Feb 2009 /  #20
What do you mean? Not allowed to happend and what has the UK got to do with Limerick? Limerick is in the Republic of Ireland. It's also quite obvious it's happend...
jwojcie 2 | 763  
19 Feb 2009 /  #21
Poland is and will be for some time a place with cheap labour. Wasn't it the same in Ireland twenty years ago? I feel sorry for people in Limerick, but at the same time I'm happy that Lodz will get some new jobs... Nothing is for ever in this world...
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
19 Feb 2009 /  #22
You're quite right nothing is forever, but where do they move next? Where does it leave europe when all the companies have moved to asia? Food for thought!
jwojcie 2 | 763  
20 Feb 2009 /  #23
Where does it leave europe when all the companies have moved to asia?

They will not all move to asia. The reason for that is duty... There is a lot of talking about free trade but in reality EU is very good in defending internal EU market. Especially during crisis I don't see any new successful WTO meetings. I think that in the long view some tax equality among competing countries in EU is inevitable.

PS. Important thing is that Dell isn't european company. So we shouldn't worry about Dell, we should rather think what should we do to have in europe more companies like Nokia. I mean companies which are modern and originate in Europe. I think EU should support biotechnology sector. I'm from IT sector but I think future belongs to biotechnology.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
25 Feb 2009 /  #24
Where does it leave europe when all the companies have moved to asia?

Excellent question!.

This is it, the European Union has to come up with some long term strategies to ensure these companies stay here.

I was surprised, why didn't Del move to India?.

We need to focus on our selves.
I do not want Europe to become helpless consumers.
lexi 1 | 176  
25 Feb 2009 /  #25
Yes, lesser, but what jobs are moving? Surely it's just a case of different opportunities in different countries.

No Sean its the same opportunities for a cheaper price! Large firms relocating to Poland has beeen going on for the last 10 years I don't see why there is such a panic now amongst the British. I suppose when the "chips are down".
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
25 Feb 2009 /  #26
I do not want Europe to become helpless consumers.

But that is fastly what we are becoming, we dont even deal with half of the customer service sector jobs now since what can be out outsourced has been outsourced.

They will not all move to asia.

Im sure 20 years ago people who worked for BT on their customer services team, wouldn't have imagined losing their jobs to someone in an Indian call centre!

Countries with little regard for human rights let alone working conditions will always win, since they can produce a product far cheaper - we are, after all price driven, so it only makes sense that products will be imported from these kind of places, and therein lies the problem!

No Sean its the same opportunities for a cheaper price! Large firms relocating to Poland has beeen going on for the last 10 years I don't see why there is such a panic now amongst the British. I suppose when the "chips are down".

Ten years ago we had more in the way of industry, ten years ago immigration was not as much as a problem as it is today, ten years ago we were starting to build the country again after our last recession, ten years ago we didn't seem to have the same level of anti social behaviour problems we have today, in short lexi a lot has happened in ten years and Britain is going down the pan with large industries moving to other countries, meaning less jobs, yet the influx of migrant workers grows, not a good recipe for a good economy and not good for British people.
time means 5 | 1,310  
25 Feb 2009 /  #27
it`s a catch 22 situation. transfer all the work to where it`s cheapest but you destroy the very market to which you want to sell the products back to.

if the so called rich western consumer has no job then then i`m afraid the lcd tv and new car will have to sit rusting at the docks. in the end the companys are cutting there own throats.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
25 Feb 2009 /  #28
Yes I understand that there has been a big change in the last ten years. However, bankers were not getting the same large bonuses as they get today for doing F...all. Nobody seems to to slagging them off. They are the real criminals behind all of this shit britain is in today. All they do is distribute wealth, do nothing but speculate then pull out when its okay for them, usuallly surprisingly, just before a collapse!

That's a whole different problem and the thread isn't about the financial systems in place in the UK, we have been aware for years that banks are ripping us off, hence the reason people started to claim their bank charges back. The thread is about jobs being exported abroad and how this is affecting the UK.

it`s a catch 22 situation. transfer all the work to where it`s cheapest but you destroy the very market to which you want to sell the products back to.

if the so called rich western consumer has no job then then i`m afraid the lcd tv and new car will have to sit rusting at the docks. in the end the companys are cutting there own throats.

Bingo!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
25 Feb 2009 /  #29
Why didn't Del move to India?.
time means 5 | 1,310  
25 Feb 2009 /  #30
The European Commission is also investigating 52.7 million euros (47 million pounds) in aid Poland gave to Dell's Polish unit.

maybe something to do with it?

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