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z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 Sep 2008 /  #1
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Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
22 Sep 2008 /  #2
They are going to drive down the wages... go away...
osiol 55 | 3,922  
22 Sep 2008 /  #3
An article about one man!

Where there's one, there are always more though. The chap who I have variously referred to as my lodger, flatmate, colleague, nieudacznik, niedołęga, debil and Polish teacher will also be returning to Poland soon (he needs to pass the Polish equivalent of the 11+ or something). It's about time I had my flat all to myself again.

I should apologise now for some of the slightly less favourable titles I have bestowed upon him.
Dekameron 1 | 146  
22 Sep 2008 /  #4
Poles keep away from Poland !
Misty 5 | 144  
22 Sep 2008 /  #5
Actually the article talks about one man returning home and then only the possibility of others returning and the actuality that many won't and the impact that will have on Poland.

So z_darius, what was the point to your thread?
OP z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 Sep 2008 /  #6
So z_darius, what was the point to your thread?

no point at all.
rychlik 41 | 373  
22 Sep 2008 /  #7
I, along with my parents have been in Canada 19 years. They talk about moving back to Poland to retire. So this reverse migration is entirely possible- not to mention a good thing for Poland. I personally love Poland but my Polish now is a bit rusty. I'm sure if I took the time to brush up on it I'd be alright. I'm in my mid twenties and there's nothig really keeping me here in Canada except high wages. On my dads side he has one cousin here with her son and daughter and on my moms side she has a cousin through marriage living here. We're not close in proximity so we never see each other. It's almost like not having family here at all. Having Canadian friends is never the same as having Polish friends. Also my immediate uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents are in Poland.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
22 Sep 2008 /  #8
hey z, i can post a link to one about poles exiting because pl is going to hell.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Sep 2008 /  #9
They are going to drive down the wages... go away...

Nah, your country needs them :) Just think of all that healthy competition for jobs and :)
OP z_darius 14 | 3,968  
24 Sep 2008 /  #10
hey z, i can post a link to one about poles exiting because pl is going to hell.

oh, I know. We all have a little reason to brag once in a while ;)
ParisJazz - | 172  
24 Sep 2008 /  #11
I am not convinced that there is a "massive" go-back-home trend. I've worked with quite a few poles who've got families and kids in the UK and have been in the uk for over 4 years. Those ones have simply flushed the idea of going back out of the system. They are happily settled in Britain. I've also met a lot of twenty something toiling in dead end jobs, speaking very good English, well integrated within the British society and they simply enjoy the lifestyle too much to simply let it go and head back to grey, gloomy and corrupt Poland.

My guess is that most of the ones who are going back r the ones who never managed, or never tried, to get used to the system in the UK and who've always kept a foot back in Poland anyhow.

PJ
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
24 Sep 2008 /  #12
why would they go back, when there are such sexy women in the UK..
espana 17 | 910  
24 Sep 2008 /  #13
Economies in western Europe are struggling but i dont think poles are going home.
polish are like jews
the only way is an "Expulsion" of Easter European from Western European territories but this is not going to happen :)
ParisJazz - | 172  
24 Sep 2008 /  #14
the only way is an "Expulsion" of Easter European from Western European territories

Funny you say that. How about the "Expulsion" of Spain out of the EU and send it back to its poor dark days right after the franco-era when the country barely had any motorways and when the entire costa del sol could have been bought for a pittance?

PJ
espana 17 | 910  
24 Sep 2008 /  #15
after the franco-era

with franco everything was good ,,after the franco-era i m sure was better than all this ****** Easter European communist states

costa del sol is ruined thank to easter european mafias.
Crow 148 | 9,327  
24 Sep 2008 /  #16
Poles are coming home

and it was about time

Serbia needs them!
ParisJazz - | 172  
24 Sep 2008 /  #17
with franco everything was good

You need serious and urgent counseling.

PJ
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
24 Sep 2008 /  #18
Serbia needs them!

They're going to Poland and couldn't give a toss about Serbs!
espana 17 | 910  
24 Sep 2008 /  #19
You need serious and urgent counseling.

dont be chicken and kiss her now ( take your hat off first)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
24 Sep 2008 /  #20
i always thought it was the Brits who ruined the Costa del Crime.
ParisJazz - | 172  
24 Sep 2008 /  #21
You mean the savage Brits held the land owners as well as the city planners at gunpoint and forced them to sell land and sign planning permission?

How come they haven't managed to ruin Corsica yet?

PJ
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
24 Sep 2008 /  #22
nope I meant the amount of British criminals who go to live there. Im not saying that the Spanish are forced to sell their land, but there is undoubtedly a divide between most Brits and Spaniards in many parts. It makes me sick that many Brits cant be bothered to learn the lingo, Ive even seen signs on bars, saying no Spanish allowed, presumably so as to stop them being attacked by drunken lager louts. And before you condemn me, I'm British myself and I've seen it first hand, not just from a package holiday. ANyway, this is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off topic.

Some papers are reporting a shortage of labour for the Olympic Stadium due to Polish people returning home, but I think for all those who are returning, many are leaving again after only a few months, if not to return to the UK, then to other countries.
Crow 148 | 9,327  
24 Sep 2008 /  #23
They're going to Poland and couldn't give a toss about Serbs!

its ok, its ok. all what we need is that they aren`t on the other side
osiol 55 | 3,922  
24 Sep 2008 /  #24
costa del sol is ruined

Being particularly keen on Mediterranean flora, I would say that much of the Costa del Sol has been ruined by the tourist industry, a tourism industry that (correct me if I'm wrong) was started under Franco. Littoral habitats have been destroyed under concrete, and even more is still threatened.

It makes me sick that many Brits cant be bothered to learn the lingo

One of the reasons I've never been particularly tempted to go to Spain. A neighbour of mine has a son who lives and works in a fairly touristy part of Spain. He speaks fluent Spanish and runs a hairdressing business, catering for both Brits and Spanish people. So some DO learn the language and integrate, but this chap does print two sets of business cards: some in Spanish, some in English for all the retards out there.

My guess is that most of the ones who are going back r the ones who never managed, or never tried, to get used to the system in the UK and who've always kept a foot back in Poland anyhow.

Some will most certainly those who thought it would be handed to them on a plate but then failed. Others will be those who have done well, picked up some new ideas whilst abroad, and will return home with a fresh look at life and work in Poland.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
24 Sep 2008 /  #25
Taitors stay away !!!!!11

with franco everything was good ,,after the franco-era i m sure was better than all this ****** Easter European communist states

True.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
24 Oct 2008 /  #26
Just goes to show that not all UK journalists work for the Daily Fail. A nice article from the Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/3248852/Polish-immigrants -leaving-Britain-What-the-Poles-did-for-us.html

And to prove further that good journalism is not dead, read this one from yesterday. Nothing to do with Poland, a lot to do with life. IMHO one of the finest pieces of writing I have ever read. I'm not ashamed that it moved me to tears.

telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/3242030/It-took-courage-for-the-paren ts-of-Daniel-James-to-say-goodbye-Rugby-Union.html
Babinich 1 | 455  
24 Oct 2008 /  #27
More... samizdata.net/blog/archives/2008/10/poles_are_leavi.html
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
24 Oct 2008 /  #28
I could only laugh at this remark:

"Simple things like being treated politely in bars and restaurants had all but disappeared before Poles arrived in large numbers to work here. Now that has changed and will remain changed. Britain is changing itself."
George8600 10 | 636  
23 Mar 2009 /  #29
They are going to drive down the wages... go away...

aahhahahahahahah true.
bolek 6 | 330  
23 Mar 2009 /  #30
They are going to drive down the wages... go away...

Greg, unemployment in Poland is about 14%, more in the country areas, most poles returning will have zus entitlements of 12 months unemployment benefits, (plus cash in hand work).. I don't think wages can get much lower in Poland, unless your offering peanuts!

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