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szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Feb 2007 /  #1
From the new warsaw Express

The majority of Warsaw’s female population
are single, according to an
Acxiom Polska poll: 56 percent of women
living in Warsaw between 20 and 40 are not
currently married. The news is surprising as
Poland is generally considered a rather
conservative and religious country, and
Warsaw hosts more men, with 89 women to
100 men in the capital.
The “average” single female in the capital
is likely to hold a B.A of M.A. degree,
pursue a career, and watch TV shows about
young and hip single women, like Ally
McBeal or Magda M., and be optimistic
about her romantic future.
Lifestyles have changed significantly, as
singles are more likely to spend money on
consumer goods and travelling, the report
says, though it would be a generalisation to
present all unmarried women as happy with
their status. Complaints about “the quality
of men” occur as often as comments that
singledom has many advantages. Although
such outward declarations are scarce, it is
claimed that one of the drivers behind the
current emigration trend is the hope of finding
a romantic partner abroad.
Social psychologist Dariusz Doliñski
suggests that being single for a long time
could result in later difficulty in entering
a relationship. It could also negatively influence
one’s self esteem, as not practising
flirting breaks the habit, thus making it
more difficult to effectively seduce possible
partners later.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
23 Feb 2007 /  #2
thanks for the post szarlotka... i know some of these women...

i also know a lot of *business women* in wawa... *business woman* being synonimous with biatch...
OP szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Feb 2007 /  #3
Like any capital city, it's not representative of the country I suppose. All I know is that when I had 40 Brits working for me out there for three years about 10 of them never came back. It even merited an entry in the project risk register.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
23 Feb 2007 /  #4
All I know is that when I had 40 Brits working for me out there for three years about 10 of them never came back. It even merited an entry in the project risk register.

would you care to expand on that szarlo?
OP szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Feb 2007 /  #5
They were mainly males in their 20s, graduates and hell bent on partying. Seemed to get on well with the locals. 6 marriages (are't Polish weddings great) 2 long term relationships and two complete disappearances without trace. Most of them transferred to the local office of the firm I worked for, took less money but still smiled a lot !
Sparky359 6 | 46  
23 Feb 2007 /  #6
Hey szarlotka,

Just wondered what line of work took 40 Brits to Poland. Just trying to get an impression of the job market there and the possibilites.

Cheers
OP szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Feb 2007 /  #7
Oh boy, have I've been dreading this. Sparky this is Globetrotter (I'm in two minds to develop schitzophrenia). It was genuine what I said originally. Some prat started some stupid posts. I have not forgotten you and I have been in contact with my ex colleague (in fact I was in warsaw for a week or so recently). He has not identified any vacancies as yet.

I worked for a large management consultancy firm. We won a large IT project in Warsaw. There were 40 of us from the UK, 20 odd from the local office and about 40 more from sub contractors. It was a project assignment rather than being based in warsaw. We were not based there permanently. Howvever, all of the big consultancies have offices there.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
23 Feb 2007 /  #8
(I'm in two minds to develop schitzophrenia).

thats cool dude... i got some pills i can let you have...
Sparky359 6 | 46  
23 Feb 2007 /  #9
Hi szarlotka,

Yeah, certainly was confusing, what happened :)

Well, have been applying for all sorts in Warsaw, without any answer yet. Trying to follow up all the leads I can. I know there must be some sort of opportunity there for me, but its just trying to identify something. You say that big consultancies have offices there, but its just trying to find who do.

I am going to Warsaw on 01 March for 10 days.
OP szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Feb 2007 /  #10
Somebody posted in my name and other anmesand even e-mailed admin to take out all my entries. Just a work related issue with a disgruntled systems administrator.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers
deloittes
KPMG
Accenture
IBM
Cisco

all have big practices/offices there with a lot of expats in them. Probably more chance with this type of company than a local Polish one. Mainly they will be looking for client facing staff rather than back office staff who they tend to employ locally but they are all worth a try.
Sparky359 6 | 46  
23 Feb 2007 /  #11
Yeah, someone hijacked my topic as well.

Thanks for that, have tried KPMG. But not going to give up with this, got the girl back, now I need a job out there :) I know there is something out there for me somewhere! :)

Thanks for you help to date
OP szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Feb 2007 /  #12
Do you want to send me a copy of your CV and the type of job you're looking for. I can cover off two of the other on my list for you (I will tell you which ones via return e-mail but don't wanna disclose it here)

Use johncov1802@yahoo.co.uk. I'm at work now so the filters won't let me access it here but I'll pick it up this evening
telefonitika  
23 Feb 2007 /  #13
Hey Szarlotka

Do you know any companies that take on administrative staff :)
OP szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Feb 2007 /  #14
All of the ones I mentioned do but mainly local staff. There were a few expats in administration in the firm that I worked for but mainly they had worked in the US or UK for a number of years and then transferred out. You can get away with the language deficiency more as externally, customer facing staff where you had specialist accounting, tax or management consultancy skills and were dealing with customers who in the main spoke very good English.
telefonitika  
23 Feb 2007 /  #15
Cheers on that ... hoping i may find work in this field thats all
Moon - | 44  
21 Apr 2007 /  #16
are't Polish weddings great

They are the best.
Good company, great dance, getting crazy and wooping it up.

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