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Work ethics in Poland vs US


scrappleton - | 830  
22 May 2009 /  #31
you just look in the mirror and read what you write...

You don't like it because it's true, free loader. Oh I forgot , you built amerika. You couldn't get rid of the Stalin or Hitler, you had to stand in line for toilet paper for 45 years but you made the US what it is today? No you're a loser from a loser country. You can't even take care of dog sh/t in your cities.
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
22 May 2009 /  #32
I guess I do the same when in Europe, gotta convert all those kilometers and centimeters and celciuses into normal measures. :)

I had to learn and use both the imperial & metric systems at school. Metric is much simpler for conversions- you just have to move the decimal point ie: 1m = 100cm, 1L=1000ml. With the imperial system you have 1 gal = 128 ounces or smth, water freezes at 32 degrees, 1mile=1760 yards or 5280 feet etc.. - wtf? Unfortunately, canada hasn't completely shed the imperial system.

k.i.s.s. - keep it simple stupid
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
22 May 2009 /  #33
I had to learn and use both the imperial & metric systems at school.

So did I. But who says one is simpler than the other?
In America you build houses out of 2x4s. In Poland they would say: what the kurwa is that?
They laugh at how we build "stick" houses.
So they should go back to Poland and build their concrete homes if they don't like it here.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
22 May 2009 /  #34
When I was in Poland I was working 80 hour weeks (minimum) with no breaks and no food, there were plenty of Polish people doing the same as me,

chain gang time doesn't count. sorry.

Many (not all i know) come to the usa with no education/skills

a degree or skills don't guarantee a job here either. it helps but that's it.
scrappleton - | 830  
22 May 2009 /  #35
a degree or skills don't guarantee a job here either

No.. they sure as hell don't.
kioko - | 84  
22 May 2009 /  #36
forbes.com/2008/05/21/labor-market-workforce-lead-citizen-cx_po_0521countries_slide_2.html?partner=interia
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
22 May 2009 /  #37
Work ethics in Poland vs US

Who is the U.S?
If not native Americans and Europeans immigrants?.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
22 May 2009 /  #38
Poles that come to America are shocked that they have to work. They imagined money with little work, but the reality is different.

To be honest with you I don't know anyone who think that way. Me and my friends find America the worst place to work. Everyone who have opportunity to work there pointed at least 12 hour shifts. In Poland there is common view of America as land of workforce exploitation. Only not well informed minority expect rain of $ from the sky.
jwojcie 2 | 763  
22 May 2009 /  #39
Work ethics? How about that, which one of you are posting at polishforums at work, ha ? ;-)
Working hours don't tell you anything. A lot of people sits 10 hours, 5 of which they are serfing in net... I used to work in a project with some Indians people. They've literally sleeped at work sometimes, but hey, they've been at work for 20 hours... Productivity counts, not only time at work.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
22 May 2009 /  #40
Metric is far more accurate and precise.

For who? lbs, oz and inches and miles oh lets not forget gallons which have worked for centuries as a way of trading and travelling.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 May 2009 /  #41
good post kioko. It looks like Americans don't work as hard as Poles after all.
jwojcie 2 | 763  
22 May 2009 /  #42
I see that some of you are working in USA. Is it true, that in USA employee has only 10 days of paid leave ? If so, how do you cope with that? I mean in most of Europe it is at least 20 free days. In Poland it is 20 or 26 free days. Currently I have 26, and it is unimaginable for me to have only 10. It is not even about paid or not paid, but off work. Are you in USA getting more not paid off work days to have sensible holidays a few times in a year?
kioko - | 84  
22 May 2009 /  #43
good post kioko.

I didn't post it to prove anything. It's just a fact.
Why do we often end up comparing Poland to US or other countries. Can't we just agree that these are totally different places, with different people, different point of view and mentality. This is so irritating! I can only judge Americans, who I met, and only those who met me can judge me, but as one Pole, not a Polish nation.

Are you in USA getting more not paid off work days to have sensible holidays few times in a year?

I'm curious too. I have 26 days off too and I can't imagine how I could survive on 20, not to mention only 10.
jwojcie 2 | 763  
22 May 2009 /  #44
Ha kioko, I've got you! You are a Pole, you have 26 days off and it is friday 14:17!! What about your work ethics?! Get back to your work immediately! ;-) Don't tell me you are on holiday wasting time in the internet ;-)
kioko - | 84  
22 May 2009 /  #45
I'm a woman, I can do two things at one time :)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 May 2009 /  #46
I didn't post it to prove anything. It's just a fact.

I didn't say you posted to prove anything. Read what I wrote.

Can't we just agree that these are totally different places, with different people, different point of view and mentality. This is so irritating!

Krysia is just having a rant. After all she wasn't really rushing to work hard at the time when she complained on PF that her mom was angry with her for not doing much all day long but browsing the internet. So it's not like her own work ethic is so exemplary.
jwojcie 2 | 763  
22 May 2009 /  #47
I'm a woman, I can do two things at one time :)

Ha, in that case you are justified :-)
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
22 May 2009 /  #48
So it's not like her own work ethic is so exemplary

I'm unemployed coz some illegal alien took my job away sitting in the the shitter selling cheap toilet paper. Lol.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 May 2009 /  #49
C'mon Krysia, I expected better from you than selling cheap toilet paper :)
Ever considered selling expensive toilet paper?
Ja Przybylem - | 42  
22 May 2009 /  #50
For who? lbs, oz and inches and miles oh lets not forget gallons which have worked for centuries as a way of trading and travelling.

-Official system of measurement for all nations except the U.S., Liberia & Myanmar.
-Unit/decimal use makes things far simpler.
-Every scientist on this planet uses it for research, development, etc. It is THE standard.
-Imperial is easier for people to visualize in the U.S. - non-U.S. folks don't share the sentiment.
-Imperial was great for trade, however, trade was local back then. Trade has evolved from a local scale to an international scale. Read previous comment.
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
22 May 2009 /  #51
At least the % is the same all over the world :)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 May 2009 /  #52
Yes, and it is decimal :)
plk123 8 | 4,150  
22 May 2009 /  #53
Everyone who have opportunity to work there pointed at least 12 hour shifts.

nah, i've maybe worked a handful of shifts of that length in my work life.

Imperial-Official system of measurement for all nations except the U.S., Liberia & Myanmar.

imperial system is not used in the usa, btw. :D
Ja Przybylem - | 42  
22 May 2009 /  #54
imperial system is not used in the usa, btw. :D

It's a derivative from the English standard, just like the imperial system, with many overlaps.
But, you are right :)-
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
22 May 2009 /  #55
Those that were used to the Polish way of working find it hard to adjust to actually work 10-12 hours a day without a cigarette break every 5 minutes.

Having a choice between work and life - I prefer the second option. Working 10-12 hours daily on continuing basis IMHO is just stupid, unless your job is the only thing you have in your life. If you have more or less respectable education background you can get easily get 8/day job that will allow to be relatively well off.

Life in America is hard work.

Why people move there then?
Ja Przybylem - | 42  
22 May 2009 /  #56
Why people move there then?

One word: opportunity

My mothers family left for the U.S. after her dad did not have enough zloty to purchase a pack of matches for his smokes. No joke.

My dads family has money, but he came for the opportunity in the States as well. It was his chance to make something of himself, and that, he did.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 May 2009 /  #57
My mothers family left for the U.S. after her dad did not have enough zloty to purchase a pack of matches for his smokes. No joke.

Hey, but look at the bright side - he could afford the smokes ;)
(btw. few can afford smokes in the US now)
scrappleton - | 830  
22 May 2009 /  #58
(btw. few can afford smokes in the US now)

Really? Another genius remark from our little Canadian. Uh huh, we're all wearing barrels now. You know, it seems like every post you make is about the US. Jealous much?
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
22 May 2009 /  #59
One word: opportunity

I'm not sure... and this:

dad did not have enough zloty

sounds plausible.

If there's an opportunity it's as follows: you can be better paid for the same work. That's it. Of course these are only my impressions.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 May 2009 /  #60
You know, it seems like every post you make is about the US.

Looks like you read only posts about the US.

Jealous much?

Do I look like being jealous?
I left the US after 5 years and moved to Canada. Hell, no way am I going back to live in the US. Why would I?

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