/ Introduction and help w/employment opportunities and Polish housing prices etc.
Hi fellow PF members,
Thought id come and introduce myself, my name is Matthew and i'm an English man looking at moving to Poland, Warsaw to be exact.
A bit of background, my fiancee is Polish, we met in London and after living in London for 5 years it's time i experience life in her homeland. I have been to Poland many times over the past few years, i have only ever enjoyed my time in Warsaw, its a great city.
My Polish language skills are weak at best, but i can get by. Im hoping that once i am actually living in Poland my language will improve, jeez it has to!
I stumbled across this forum when trying to do some research on potential employment opportunities and polish housing prices etc. To say the details i uncovered have dampened my previous enthusiasms is an understatement. I am lucky that my fiancee has a job as it appears i have very little chance of getting a job in my 'field'. I am an environmental consultant, specialising in contaminated land, so if anyone needs an old industrial site investigating i'm your man :-)
Unfortunately it appears that native speaking is really my only employment option. Given the popularity of this work stream can anyone tell me if it is difficult to find work as a native speaker. Would i be required to have any formal teaching qualifications?
I have contemplated starting my own business in Poland, as this is how ive worked in the past. Could anyone tell me how long it may take to start my own business and are there any cost implications.
I have some experience of property development, is this something which is common in Poland? Does anyone know if there is scope to do this in Poland? Is capital gains tax an issue?
Apologies for all the questions, but i really am quite daunted by the prospect of trying to earn a living in Poland and any help would be massively appreciated.