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Some questions about moving to Poland, I am to teach English

Keatsgray 7 | 5  
9 Jul 2007 /  #1
So I am moving to Poland (Elblag) in mid-September to teach English. Everything looks grand right now with the position. This will be something totally new to me. If this position does not work out, there seems to be plenty of other teaching opportunity. Is this correct? Also the contract is for 3,000 (PLN) a month - furnished flat is included in this too. This seems to be pretty good? What do you think? Also, I am not a big spender, but what do you think is adequate to bring money wise? Should I bring some American cash? Is there anything particular I should bring? These might seem a little bit funny to those who have been there - Once again this is new to me, so any serious help would be greatly appreciated. Here or Thanks...
lef 11 | 478  
9 Jul 2007 /  #2
Just adding my two bobs worth, getting 3000zl a month for Polish standards is good money (I assume after tax), if you think about it 100zl a day to spend is quite a lot.

If you intend buying a car or you get snookered by a hot Polish girl, you would need a lot more money.
Just a few things to consider if you speak little Polish and live outside a major city like Warsaw, Krakow, life can get pretty boring and you end up just visiting beer bars, and in winter you stay home and drink yourself stupid.

May sure you have a secure garage if buying a car, otherwise your car will be gone in a flash.
Otherwise Good Luck.

Ps Elblag is the place they make EB beer (a very nice beer) its coat arms logo has a kangaroo.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
10 Jul 2007 /  #3
3000 for one person is quite good money.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
10 Jul 2007 /  #4
Ps Elblag is the place they make EB beer (a very nice beer) its coat arms logo has a kangaroo.

i noticed that when i first came over here Lef, is there anything more about the logo you know?
lef 11 | 478  
10 Jul 2007 /  #5
David I believe a part owner of the original company was Australian, check out this link:
OP Keatsgray 7 | 5  
11 Jul 2007 /  #6
Thanks for all of the help. I am going to post some questions about shipping in a bit. I am glad I found this forum. Really good information. I'll be out in September and I am looking to get moving. It's going to be big difference from South Florida though. What the hell!
12 Jul 2007 /  #7
i did all that in Sept 06.

how many hours a month for your 3000zl? is that gross or net?

are your utilities included in the rent? Water, Gas, Power, Strata, Internet, Phone?

"Is there anything particular I should bring? " anything you really can't live without.

Bring as much money as u want. Most places will not take your USD, so get it changed at a kantor.

Get travel insurance with a North American company, with no deductible.
14 Jul 2007 /  #8
care to answer my questions?? i'd like to know how the other teachers are getting paid.
scottie1113 7 | 898  
16 Jul 2007 /  #9
Keatsgray, I hope you have heard of winter in places other than Florida. Gloves, jackets, boots and a warm hat will be nice to have. I'm taking mine.

Take as much money as you can but convert dollars to zl when you get there as the dollar has dropped about 10% since I was there last summer.

You'll be fine.
17 Jul 2007 /  #10
Hi my Polish friends:
I love poland, because polander are friendly and hard working.
I will like to visit Poland, and find me a beautiful polish girl.
Seem also, poland may be my missionary based.
Do you know of any beautiful, sincere and honest Polish girl, over 18 years older, who want a partner ?
Please let me to know.
Can you please tell me about christian missions in Poland, and the PolishGovernment policy on Christianity. and religions?
i_love_detroit 1 | 69  
17 Jul 2007 /  #11
Correct me if i am wrong, but they don't produce EB anymore. From what i've heard the brewery was bought by "kompania piwowarska" and they abandoned the productions of EB beer.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
17 Jul 2007 /  #12
im sure you can still buy it detroit, i have seen it in the shops here, unless its the last of it on the shelves.

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