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Posts by al111  

Joined: 2 Sep 2009 / Male ♂
Last Post: 29 Oct 2017
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From: Poznan Poland
Speaks Polish?: Tak / Yes
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al111   
29 Oct 2017
Law / A complicated Poland's divorce case - for whom baby and the flat? [2]

This is the case: The person in this case is a naturalized Polish Citizen, they got married in Poland before he became a citizen. She is Polish by birth and have lived together as a married couple for almost 10 years here in Poland. They have a 3 year old child. Have together a mortgage for the flat they live in with their child. A car which is in both their names. She works full time and has a small company registered in her name (to save on taxes and insurances) and he is involved in the small company but not officially. She has always earned more than him ( PIT 11 eveidence from the time they were married). He is at home with the child while she works and has been doing so from the time the child turned one. I know the courts will always favour the women but his case is kind of unique because he looks after the child while she works. He doesn't want to lose his daughter or his flat. What would the divorce verdict be in such a case if they put the blame on each other's character and from his side sexual frustration caused by the fact that after child birth she wouldn't consummate with him.
al111   
19 Feb 2017
Work / Earn $6800 a month in Warsaw? Job scams in Poland. [11]

Merged:

Jobseekers on Lento beware of Nobledoc



Just want jobseekers in Poland, especially young women, to beware of this suspicious company.

Nobledoc is a one-man company run from a mobile device by a Saudi Arabian guy named Dr. Hazem al Ahdab.
If you ever get an offer on Lento, like my friend did, just give it a pass.

The guy thinks he can reinvent the wheel on cold calling. The type of job he offers, which will only be explained after sending in your full cv, is not worth the salt. It's basically calling medical practitioners, hospitals and health centres asking them to join a website which is riddled with fake opinions and cliche names. You will be paid according to how many subscriptions you manage to sell. The guy has the audacity to even ask for university qualification for such a job.
al111   
3 Jan 2016
Real Estate / Applying for a mortgage in Poland (wife and husband) [9]

Merged: Chances of getting a mortgage (kredyt hipoteczny), loan for young Polish couple.

My colleagues, Przemek and Dobrawa, want to apply for their first mortgage to purchase a flat.
The flat will be 200 000zł maximum.
They have saved up more than 10% of the value of the flat.
Their source of income is like this:
He works permanently and earns a yearly "brutto" of 21 600zł.
They run a small business together which brings in about 36 000zl yearly.
She is not working at the moment and they have a 6 month old baby.
What are their chances of getting a loan on such an income in a family of 3?

Thank you all.
al111   
9 Sep 2011
Work / JOB in Wroclaw for a Business Student fluent in ENGLISH/FRENCH/RUSSIAN/ROMANIAN [56]

Anyway you only say that cos you see the little woman sign by my name, how very predictable.

Oh, and i'm supposed to reply back like this "Women why does it always have to come to gender?" Please.........
Why do i even have to check your gender sign? For all i know you could be a man, after all we're online.
dos cerveza....por favor For who?
Buenas noches.
al111   
9 Sep 2011
Work / JOB in Wroclaw for a Business Student fluent in ENGLISH/FRENCH/RUSSIAN/ROMANIAN [56]

Maybe you were jealous, I wonder how many languages you speak "fluently" or otherwise? Hmmm...let me guess.... English English English, school French, enough Spanish to order a beer

Jealous of what? Paper qualification? Go look up the definition of "Fluent" if you're one of them who abuse it when you acquire a foreign language.

If i can speak a foreign language to a level that i'm comfortable with, that doesn't mean i'm fluent at all. I'm not going to be drawn into how many languages i can speak fluently over the internet by someone who's simply emotional, coz this can go on till the cows come home.Take it somewhere else....
al111   
8 Sep 2011
Work / JOB in Wroclaw for a Business Student fluent in ENGLISH/FRENCH/RUSSIAN/ROMANIAN [56]

EdWilczynski Your grammar and written English is atrocious.

Look who's talking now, and i'm supposed to reply that yours is horrendous or maybe abominable and it leaves a lot to be desired? Give me a break mate, i'm not about to get into arguments with strangers on internet forums.

Makes al 111 (or is it Hal 111, the great grandson of Hal) look a little foolish.. I'm not going to answer this one coz it's kinda lame, coming from someone who calls himself Bullfrog. My point which you're all failing to get is her first post was very vague and there is a difference between speaking a language and being fluent. I don't need anyone to tell me that people who have paper qualifications are the ones more likely to use "fluent" rather than "speak" when it comes to foreign languages they have acquired. By saying you're fluent in many languages which you've probably learnt at school, only makes your CV suspicious that's all. Oh, just incase nobody noticed i misspelt "acquired" in my first post...
al111   
8 Sep 2011
Work / JOB in Wroclaw for a Business Student fluent in ENGLISH/FRENCH/RUSSIAN/ROMANIAN [56]

I am fluent in English, French, Russian, Romanian and I have a living permit in Wroclaw.

I don't mean to be judgemental or anything like that love, but if you wanna be successful seriously you ought to drop this one its kinda like a cliche.

No one will buy this, unless if you're trying to increase your prospects or just trying to bring up an impressive CV by lying.

Then maybe again you could be a genius born bilingual and aquired another two languages at school and "voila" that makes u fluent in all those languages.

I might be your prospective employer to start with, my second language is French a bit of Spanish(if i should call it a third) and Now Polish but guess what i can never

lie to anyone that i am fluent in French, Spanish and Polish. You want me to prove you're not fluent in english check what you wrote here

Also I have English teaching experience since I worked in local school in Czech Republic and
this summer at Wroclaw Art School.

I'm sorry if i sound unhelpful but this might just be useful to you....

al111 Then maybe again

Should actually be "Then again maybe....."
al111   
1 Sep 2011
Life / Worlds most liveable cities (Krakow or Warsaw don't even hit the radar screens) [104]

Kraków would have been right up there but prices have soared and that makes it less attractive

When u take into account the Important factors that they take into consideration then maybe u would understand why beautiful Kraków is nowhere near that list.As a whole the Country has still got a long way to go but i'm optimistic about the future. As to the cost of living this one does not consider that here is a quote from the Article (low personal risk and an effective infrastructure. It does not take into account the cost of living as a factor in 'livability'). There is another list that comes out yearly i think it's about the Best countries to live in(they consider the cost of living compared to the average salaries) and the Last time Finland topped the list
al111   
31 Aug 2011
Law / Is running a business in Poland very profitable? [33]

Interesting views, but it's also good to point this out that most Poles would rather save than spend.(so if u're a businessman better read between the lines) Most of my colleagues are not brand conscious at all ( should also mention the missus) brands don't mean nothing to them here. It's also good to note that teenagers are when it comes to jeans and trainers and those who live in Bigger city will Know their Brands well. My observation having gone around the country is that a large Population of the Country Lives in Small Towns and Villages. Disposable incomes in these areas are very low. Once read a topic on how Tesco first came into Poland, the Polish Market is not as easy as most outsiders might perceive.(they were very ambitious thinking they could put up shop in every street like they'd done back home) On the other hand i have someone i know whose a good client of the Missus, he's selling Clothes at Open Markets in small Towns. He sells mainly women's clothes and underwear (most of the stuff get's shipped in from Turkey of coz) and i should say he's doing pretty well. He works only 3days a week and "officially" (in quotation of coz) he makes 3000zł a week so if u look into this and understand the Market and the Demographics business is quite profitable in Poland, but not in all sectors...
al111   
30 Aug 2011
Love / What are my chances of finding a decent Polish lady? [24]

the clock is right twice a day

Shouldn't that be a "Broken Clock"???
Any ways to westerngent i feel for you man and i understand where u're coming from. In the mixture of all this don't ever sell yourself short in other words don't sound desperate. If you're a decent bloke (of which i think u're) don't look no further start in your area get to know the Polish Ladies. From what u're saying i'm sure u're not looking for young ladies (might be that u were once married or simply u don't like the idea) but the truth is u have to start somewhere. To find a Polish Woman close to your age who can speak english will be very difficult both here and back in the UK. So if you're looking for someone above 30 (if thats what u're looking for) start in your area at least get to know Polish women, then if that fails start internet dating don't use the websites in the UK to look for Polish women i have heard lots of bad things coming out of there. There are many good polish dating sites, all the best to you Matey.
al111   
29 Aug 2011
News / Multi-culti (in Poland) -- roadmap to disaster? [344]

Go to Birmingham, Leicester, Bradford or south/east London, then tell me you're in a European city which "will never be affected by multi-culture" ;)

As regards to those cities and how the doors were opened in the early 50's to bring in cheap labour from former colonial countries i don't see poland being affected by something similar to that. Poland was never a colonial master and thats what sets it different from France, Germany and UK. Most of the people who come in to the UK from the Commonwealth actually feel that they are part of the Great Empire and who can blame them anyway. Most of the new arrivials to Poland end up in Western Europe simply coz of lack of opportunities for them...
al111   
29 Aug 2011
News / Multi-culti (in Poland) -- roadmap to disaster? [344]

Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

So what big brother says conerning the other races we should all agree to.(Then we should all believe that Poles in Chicago are illegals, right???) Some of us who are here do not even have friends of other races or have never been bothered to get to know people of other races. It is not right for us to judge other races by stupid statistics that come from such a biased newspaper in the States.My time in the States (since the article u quote is from LA) showed me that Black people from Other parts of the World are different from the ones born and raised in the States. To cut a long story short among black americans they feel they are the victims and suspects all the time and the only way to fight back the system is to resort to violence. If this is the feeling among them which i'm sure the author of this article understands that does not give him the right to generalise everything according to statistics that come from the prisons in the States. If u believe statistics that come out of country that is obsessed with race then thats your own opinion. I have friends from South Africa and was taught by an African Proffessor in the States and even back in the UK, The Africans i know are among some of the most highly educated and law abiding citizens i have seen. This does not mean they are all like this and at the same time it's wrong to think that Black -Americans who glamourise Gangsta life on our Screens are the same as the Africans who come to our shores looking for a better life. Some especially those that come from English and French Speaking countries try to intergrate. Poland will never be affected by Multi-Culture the numbers of new arrivals to this part of Europe is very low and opportunities for those who can't speak the language are quite limited.
al111   
25 Aug 2011
Law / Difference between an expat and a immigrant (or permanet resident) in Poland [41]

Expats are us. Immigrants are "them".

Sure sums up how we all abuse these two terms, Us and "them" that has a strong connotation and don't need anybody to correct me on this.

It's similar to "Western" once it meant the geographical positions of the referred countries now it means more than that some even use it as a racial term.

U're an expat if you have a workpermit that states how long you'll be working in that country for. As regards to here in the EU i guess politically correct we're all citizens of the Union coz we have the right to live and work without all the other requirements.Then again we could be immigrant workers coz most of us end up staying in our adopted countries the most nuetral term i have heard is Foreign Worker (Ask the MPs in the UK) coz it simply states that you're not originally from that country whether u're there permanently or temporarily...
al111   
19 Aug 2011
Love / English guy falling for a Polish girl at work [14]

Wooooo now u want chris to hurt his tongue trying to say that. Without someone teaching him the pronunciation that'll be difficult for him mate.

Follow your heart mate and be yourself u've made enough eye contact it's time u step up and approach her. It's good u came on here to ask for advice

and most of what u want is the cultural differences in dating. My own advice is don't be too forward start chatting her up(and pliz just be normal when u introduce yourself) at work get to know her even if it means using gestures. She will know you're for real, coz asking her out on a date might not be a good start. Just get to know her at work if she's attached you'll soon find out if not then take it from there. Good luck mate.
al111   
16 Aug 2011
Law / Can I come to Poland with my girlfriend on the student visa as a dependent? [40]

Sure, bash the girl for speaking her mind

What's your point here laddie? This issue of what should and shouldn't be done in Polska by other nationalities, as sentiments coming from Polonias has been touched on many times and simply we can go on and on about it most of them are Hypocrites. If u're supporting her for being one, just say it otherwise this might just open up a can of worms considering how Poles are now being perceived in UK,Eire, The Netherlands,Denmark....
al111   
16 Aug 2011
Law / Can I come to Poland with my girlfriend on the student visa as a dependent? [40]

Just because their English is terrible, the same as Spanish for that matter, they can't get proper jobs so they sell drugs. I am afraid it's going to be the same in Poland. And I don't want that for my country

Coming from a Polonia you ought to be more thankful to the EU for giving you a chance to be where you're and speak your mind. Some of the things u say make sense to anyone who wants to emigrate to another country. For u to say u don't want this to happen here in Polska speaks volumes about yourself if you're a patriot then what the hell are u doing in Ireland and Spain? Why don't u do what is patriotict, come back and help build your country rather than to come to the defense of your mother country you don't even live in. You're a hypocrite, while i'm on it, Cómo es tu Ingles y Espanol?
al111   
16 Aug 2011
USA, Canada / Canada born - Mother born in Poland; trying to apply for Polish passport [7]

now i must file documents for a birth certificate for me, from Poland, which is most unusually, dont understand this, since i was accepted as a Polish citizen already, anyway the embassy here is a not helpfull at all

I'm not an expert on this but i know someone in the same situation whose almost given up right now. From what u're saying i guess u're only a Polish Citizen due to the fact that your mom was born here. Theoratically you are, but when it comes to claiming it the bar seems to be raised which is quite typical. The issue here that most respondents are missing is your birthcertificate. If your mom registered your birth here she must have your birthcertificate and then when it comes to u getting the passport since u're a dual citizen (i pressume). You must apply with a current issued copy of your birthcertificate which u can get from the town or city your mom registered your birth. If you're gonna do it from CANADA my guess is it will take you very long, but if you could get someone to get u the current copy of your BC from here without any problems then i'm sure u'll almost be there. As to your Mom's middle name if the Canadian Officials misspelled it then of coz it can be an issue with the consulate. I also hope that she registered her marriage here and changed her surname on her Polish Documents. The person i know who was also born in Canada with a Polish Dad had to travel here to try to get everything sorted he got all those documents (cause his dad had not registered his birth here) but the issue now is that they are now demanding for a document from Canada which is quite difficult to get. Applying for a Polish Passport because your Parents were born here is a very difficult task quite frankly, i wish you could read some of the posts here i'm sure they could help you....
al111   
11 Aug 2011
Law / Permanent Residence in Polska: procedures, list of documents, etc. [59]

TO DELPHIANDOMINE
I thought i should include this in, hope the OP doesn't mind. Since u seem to have alot of experience on this i should ask.

So DELPHIANDOMINE here is my question a guy from South Africa has asked me to find out about this. He is married to a Pole and soon will be applying for a permanent residence in Poznań.He now holds a Polish Birthcertificate after his original was retained when they got married( he actually had to fight to get this). So when he applies for the permanent residence in Poznań wont they demand another original birthcertificate from him? He also has a notarized copy of his original BC.
al111   
11 Aug 2011
Law / Permanent Residence in Polska: procedures, list of documents, etc. [59]

U sound very bitter man.I'm sure u're a hard working individual whose having problems getting round the bureaucractic hoops in the country. If u really want to stay i'm sure there is a way and many people around here might help u. Where abouts are u from and what is your connection to Poland (Family,Spouse or Business)? Which city are u in?
al111   
29 Jul 2011
News / Polish final report on Smoleńsk aircrash [737]

But it's ceremonial - that was made clear after the Georgia incident.

I don't normally argue with people online but Delphy u stand to be corrected on this mate. Check your facts the Polish Presidency is not entirely ceremonial. Why do u think Kaczyński and Tusk were always at loggerheads (and please don't bring in the Pis and Po jaggorn). I agree with you on the Minister of Defence being the head of the army (thats why he has stepped down) but the President's role in Poland's not entirely ceremonial....
al111   
29 Jul 2011
News / Polish final report on Smoleńsk aircrash [737]

there were mass institutional failings,

You've just shot yourself in the foot here Delphy as head of the institution and putting all those important dignitaries on that plane the buck stops with him. If the Pilots had said no to his command like the one in Georgia i don't think we'd even be discussing about this. You've been here long enough to know the kind of person he was. I wonder what the families of the other people who perished in this disaster have to say about this. I've always been told you never lose anything by admitting when you're wrong, thats what the government should have done and apologised to the bereaved families rather than to look for blame....
al111   
29 Jul 2011
News / Polish final report on Smoleńsk aircrash [737]

Considering the chain of events that unfolded on that fateful day one begins to wonder if this is just a blame game.The pilots were at fault so the report says but hold your horses the Russians were also at fault for giving wrong information to the Pilots who were trying to land the plane in bad weather conditions on an ill equipped airport (or a military airport). How about this way, maybe Kaczyński should have never put pressure on the Pilots to land in such bad conditions in the first place because i don't see why it's so difficult for the government to admit this while many people in the country know it was his fault. (You can ask the Pilot who flew him to Georgia) Is it very difficult to admit that? I'm sure people are tired of this blame game it's time they should just put it to rest and for once accept responsibility...
al111   
27 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

like the present one again and that my mother who is 55 years old would have to stay in London alone as I don't think she will be granted with a visa...

I don't mean to be rude in any way but u don't sound like a londoner to me. Your set up is more like of an immigrant family that settled in London. Why would your 55year old mother live with u in London(especially central london)? My own mother would never live with me in a big city she would rather remain in her own house(or a council house if she didn't have one) she would never think of moving with me and my wife anywhere in the world. She has her own lifestyle (like most British women her age) that would never be changed by my own ambitions no matter how close i am to her. In other words her feet are firmly rooted in her home town.

If u think the States is all Hollywood and some sort of el dorado well good luck with that.
If u're still interested in getting a good house for u and your family in London (and not central London) the boroughs, for plus or minus 150 000 GBP and use the Tube to work like what all normal people in a big city do gives us a shout and we'll let u know where to start looking......
al111   
26 Jul 2011
News / POLAND HAS LOST 1 MILLION PEOPLE (for other EU countries) [30]

I wonder what the fuss is all about on this Topic. Poland is a country that has prospered and continues to prosper due to emigration. Thats just the reality here unfortunately, if all those that have emigrated were to come back tomorrow then lord help us all this country will just go down the drain. The numbers are staggering i must say, just have a look at this from the UK and think of what

£3bn does to the Polish economy in return. Wonder how much is sent from Chicago yearly that contributes as well...
al111   
13 Jul 2011
Study / French or English or Polish schools in Poznan (for age 9 and 11) [34]

Doesn't mean they're fit to teach schoolchildren in Europe

Why do i get the feeling that you're still aiming at teachers who come from the so called poor countries are you saying the british education system they have in their countries(former british colonies) is worse than what we have in Britain?. If my former English Teacher was allowed to teach at our school back in '87 then she was definitely qualified and she can count me and my mates as part of her successful teaching career.

Its all about the accent and whilst they may speak English, they have an awful accent which is not English, which is the key word here.

Awful is rather too brash on this issue. While i might agree that some people from other parts of the world speak english in different accents some infact do speak clear english (like my former secondary school teacher) which is easy to understand. If we are gonna talk about accents we can go on about this ladies and gentlemen. How many people from Scotland Glasgow area, Liverpool the Scousers in Croxteth and Huyton , The Geordies the list is endless can cross the channel into mainland europe to teach English and be understood by Polish People. I had a glaswegian colleague who had one of them east glasgow accents even though i could understand him i felt sorry for his students later on they started complaining about his accent being too difficult they started dropping out of his lessons. I also had middle aged company managers who could never get around the american twang some simply found it too difficult and started requesting for teachers who didn't have accents. Another example on Piers Morgan Tonight was when he was speaking to Kid Rock the Rocker From Sterling Heights Michigan, Piers was Talking about Vanity Fair (the magazine) he said it in his East-Anglian accent with a short vowel "a" and Kid Rock had to say to him "what magazine?" meaning he couldn't understand Piers' accent. Like i said on accents we can go on and on it'll never get us anywhere....
al111   
13 Jul 2011
Study / French or English or Polish schools in Poznan (for age 9 and 11) [34]

needless to say, it's not what I would call a "native speaker".

So if you're Indian or Black u're not a native speaker i guess this is your assumption delphiandomine. Let's see where have i heard this before??? hmmmmm more like looking down upon a group of people who are not caucasian treating them as the usual suspects. How many Countries are in the Commonwealth by the way i guess u have no idea. How many of them require children to speak english as a first language you have no idea, coz what you know about the commonwealth i'm sure it's only through google. In most english speaking commonwealth countries all school subjects (except other languages)are conducted in English and you have to pass english "cambridge" as the main language before being accepted by a University. Many middle to upper class families in these countries prefer their children to use english as a first language from the time they can speak and the other languages as second. This has been happening from the time our British ancestors colonised their countries. My Secondary School English Teacher back in 1987 in Southport was born and educated in India. We never had a problem with her infact she was in charge of the higher classes at our school.
al111   
13 Jun 2011
Work / the level of English of Polish teachers of English. What do you think of it? [95]

In everything i've read on this topic previously and currently it all just boils down to the fact that there is no Magic formula to learning a second language.The most important thing from a student of a foreign language(in disregard of what the language is) is their INPUT and secondly DISCIPLINE. No matter how good or bad you're as a teacher if that is lacking from the Students it defeats the whole purpose of learning a foreign language in the first place. Then on the other hand you have very good teachers both Polish and Foreigners in Public Schools who are being labeled as bad teachers because of the flaws in the teaching methods they're forced to adopt. Public Schools only have time to teach children how to pass the foreign languages (paper qualification) and not how to use it to communicate effectively( coz that is considered to be a luxury the government can't afford). That explains why most of the teachers are taking up tutoring after school to compensate for poor salaries and in the process to teach their students better ways of learning not only foreign languages but other school subjects as well.
al111   
9 Jun 2011
Life / Struggling young Polish couple - try to solve their problem [176]

i'm sorry but i simply cannot undertand how a 42m2 apartment is "good

Well fuzzy you need to move around more if you live in Polska. Good simply means it's equipped with all the modern fittings and don't use coal for heating. There are many families who live in squalid conditions as for the small sizes like i mentioned i knew of a guy who grew up and still lived in a 38M2 flat together with his parents and sharing the only bedroom with his sister. This is quite common i have been to many places around the country and i have been told so. My first neighbour when i came to Polska lived in a 60m2 flat together with his wife their 3children (2boys and a girl), his old Dad (who apparently is the owner of the flat) and their dog.