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Polish immigrant's views on living in USA now - time to return home?


hello 22 | 891  
7 Sep 2007 /  #1
I've lived in the US for about 8 years. It seems the standard of living here has decreased a little. It's harder to find a good job and "live on credit" as it used to be. Few Poles who go to the US think about working - they prefer to travel in the US instead because they get better money in the UK or even in Poland sometimes.

Will the Polish immigration to the US stop soon? Is it time to go back to Poland?
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
7 Sep 2007 /  #2
It's harder to find a good job and "live on credit" as it used to be.

Whether you're Polish or not, life isn't easy here and we're all in the same boat. It is what you make of it. If you seek opportunity, it's there for you. If you're determined, you'll make it over the hurdles that life puts in your way and you can be whatever you put your mind to.

"live on credit"

True. If you look for the easy way out, you'll be seriously disappointed.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
7 Sep 2007 /  #3
LOVE US.. it's still easier here then anywhere else.. not leaving. :)
OP hello 22 | 891  
8 Sep 2007 /  #4
I guess I need to visit Poland to check how it's really like there now (haven't been there for 4 years)...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
8 Sep 2007 /  #5
I guess I need to visit Poland to check how it's really like there now

You will find: New, big buildings in city areas. Foreign names at business addresses. Better cars, buses, trams. Higher cost of living. You will also find areas that seem to have had no new investment.
OP hello 22 | 891  
8 Sep 2007 /  #6
Better cars, buses, trams.

Yes, last time I was quite surprised it was hard to find any "maluch" on the Polish roads any more...:).

Higher cost of living.

I'm not particularly joyful about that -- the weak US dollar was one of the main reasons I haven't visited Poland for the last couple of years...
plk123 8 | 4,150  
8 Sep 2007 /  #7
a friend's parents moved back a few years ago and they love it but they had somewhat of a hard time fitting in here in the US.

another friend of mine moved back 2 years ago. he is working in norway. to me, that's a sign things aren't as peachy as one may hope.
AmirahJanowitz  
14 Sep 2007 /  #8
hi there be glad you are in the us stop using us and britian. it is hard everywhere it is just the economy if you do not like it go back to poland the polish people I have respect for is the ones who appriciates it here.

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