I kind of took Osiol's approach here and "asked a friend" earlier on about these questions.
So here goes...
What makes life in the UK better or worse than life back home?
Do you see your stay as temporary ? eg. To stay for a couple of years to make enough money to buy a flat back home?
Or are you keen to stay in the UK and make a life here?
Currently life is not better and not worse than Poland just different but of course here, there is no family. Apparently this was first seen as a good thing (freedom) but now family is missed, especially a young nephew. However, new friends have been made, mostly within the Polish community though.
Originally the move to UK was seen as temporary with a view to just making some money and heading home to Poland to start again. Now though, there is thoughts of remaining here. This will depend on how the next year goes (apparently). So probably "dunno" would have done here as well...
Are you treated the same at work as your British colleagues?
Do you feel integrated into the wider workforce, or marginalised?
Are your skills and qualifications recognised and utilised by your employer?
How would you describe your experience of working in the UK?
My friend felt that he was overall NOT treated the same at work as British colleagues but that only one or two actually went out of their way to involve him in worktime chit-chat or after work socialising. That was one job though and he's since left. In his new job he feels more integrated but still notices the difference in the way British staff are treated.
His skills and qualifications are not recognised by his employer. (Unless you count his people skills - he'll talk to anyone :)
All in all, he reckons his experience of working in the UK is not what he thought it was going to be, it's been hard working two jobs but he understands that's what he must do to make money.
The Polish newspapers say most Poles will come back from the UK soon - if the GBP drops another few percent because then it won't pay to work in the UK anymore.
Then the Brits will mass migrate to Poland :)