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Wedle   
15 Oct 2011
Love / Why are Varsovian women so uninteresting? [23]

You're getting me wrong. Business card works, but I wished I didn't have to flash it as almost everywhere in the rest of Poland. Geeee.

I think you are getting me wrong here, your business card is useless to the money hungry fillies of Warsaw, they want you to have a Bentley, Porsche , top end Merc. or at worst a nice BMW outside. The days of flashing your business cards in Warsaw as a ticket to a ride back at home are well gone. Most warsaw girls/women are tuned in to the poor expat that turns up trying to get a free ride of the back of being a foreigner. Changing times latino83, work hard and buy some toys to mingle with the local hoo hars,
Wedle   
15 Oct 2011
Life / Expats/Immigrants in Poland: Needy, Greedy or contributor. Which one are you? [118]

Expatriates represent a potential competitive advantage for multinational corporations. Expatriates carry out assignments such as facilitating the operation of foreign subsidiaries, establishing new international markets, spreading and sustaining corporate culture, and transferring technology, knowledge and skills (Brown, 1994; Klaus, 1995; Solomon, 1994). Companies that assign expatriates to foreign assignments anticipate that these employees will be successful in their position and will adjust well to the host country. However, anecdotal and empirical research indicates that all too frequently this is not the case (Caligiuri, 1997).

ntur.lib.ntu.edu.tw/bitstream/246246/84587/1/19.pdf
Wedle   
15 Oct 2011
Language / a linguistic explanation for Polish parking. [14]

Any thoughts?

They park to occupy the total space they are paying for. Old socialist attitude get what you are paying for, its all about me.

Why should they make life easier for people outside their space, they are paying for it.
Wedle   
15 Oct 2011
Love / Why are Varsovian women so uninteresting? [23]

You probably meant they are disinterested in you.

You are probably fishing with the wrong bait, Warsaw women have seen it all and they are not impressed by your business card. They want to know what you stand for. If you don't like Warsaw gals, plenty more fish in the provinces.
Wedle   
14 Oct 2011
Love / Do young Polish ladies 17-23 speak any English? [59]

And I still think I'd be a hit with the ladies my age because I'm quite attractive, and I'm mixed race. But I'm not going for just the ladies, I go because I love the country :)

As posters previously pointed out, you are about 10-15 years to late for the novelty act. Polish girls may like you if you are good person and they enjoy your company, as for your skin colour. Would you really want to be with a woman who was interested in your skin colour over you. C'mon show some common...
Wedle   
13 Oct 2011
News / Palikot or the Poles getting rid of the Polish society old Taboos in 2011? [30]

they surrender the field of debate to аss clowns like Palikot and do more damage to the church that Palikot ever could.

A very interesting point mafketis, Palikot and his politics are clownish, the young Poles have travelled feel part of the European community once again. When they had JP11 they were proud to be considered the last bastion of faith in Europe. Now they are surrendering their banner to people like Palikot, what they don't seem to understand, once they loose their values and surrender to western liberalism, the slippery slope is very steep and fast.
Wedle   
12 Oct 2011
News / POLAND TO BECOME THE NEXT GREECE? [28]

Mr. Middleditch forecasts a 3% GDP expansion in 2012. Other economists also expect growth to trail the government's current forecast of 4% for next year.
Predictions of slowing growth have raised expectations among analysts that Poland's central bank will cut interest rates in 2012, after raising them this year.

online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903352704576540482192576572.html

Poland as a representative of the new EU member countries is today an economic leader in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, thanks to its persistent moves toward political and economic improvements it has come to be perceived as a reliable partner.

As the recent economic slump proved, Poland has stood exceptionally well the test of time in the global financial muddle. In fact, Poland was the only country in Central Europe to record GDP growth in 2009 at a rate of 1,8%. Thus Polish business people deserve commendation for demonstrating the skill to adjust their activities to constantly altering market conditions.

en.poland.gov.pl/Poland,has,become,CEE,economic,leader,11241.html
Wedle   
11 Oct 2011
News / POLAND TO BECOME THE NEXT GREECE? [28]

* sarcasm alert

You got to love the Aussies.

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I5QwKEwo4Bc
Wedle   
11 Oct 2011
Language / Kurwa? at end of every sentence [51]

there very nice friends, but why u keep saying (Kurwa)

In England maybe, in Poland they would be pond life, reflected by the use of the word ( Ku...)
Wedle   
10 Oct 2011
News / POLAND TO BECOME THE NEXT GREECE? [28]

those people who buy Polish bonds are not investors

So a foreign institution or individual who buys Polish bonds ( government debt) is not a investor.... in your opinion?
Wedle   
10 Oct 2011
News / POLAND TO BECOME THE NEXT GREECE? [28]

History is always a good barometer.

no matter how bad things get in Poland, you'll see no social protest.

That is what you get with an educated society, Poles understand that EU ascension brings a better quality of life. If it was not for the EU billions PL would have gone into recession.
Wedle   
10 Oct 2011
News / POLAND TO BECOME THE NEXT GREECE? [28]

interests of the Polish people?

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who probably won yesterday's general election, and must now focus on cutting the budget gap to reverse a zloty plunge as investors shy away from Poland.

PO has pledged to narrow the deficit to 2.9 percent of gross domestic product IN 2012, counting on 4 percent economic growth to boost revenue."The budget for next year must be made more realistic, this one is too optimistic, as the cycle of uncertainty that surrounds PL.

The zloty has slumped about 9.5 percent against the euro this year as investors shy away from emerging markets and on concern Europe's debt crisis will slow economic growth.

The International Monetary Fund is forecasting 3 percent growth and Citigroup Inc. is predicting just 1.9 percent expansion in Poland, the only member of the 27-nation EU to avoid recession during the global financial crisis.The budget deficit soared to 7.9 percent of GDP last year and public debt is near the threshold of 55 percent of GDP, a level that would trigger mandatory austerity measures.Controlling public finances will be the greatest challenge for the administration that emerges from the election. The general government deficit soared to 7.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2010, exceeding the EU's 3 percent limit for a third consecutive year.

The zloty's tumble sent local-currency government bonds down 15.7 percent in dollar terms last quarter, the third-worst returns worldwide after Greece and Hungary, according to indexes of debt due in more than one year compiled by the European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies and Bloomberg.

Poland, a country of 38 million people, was the biggest net recipient of EU funding in the bloc's 2007-2013 budget, getting 67 billion euros ($97 billion) in aid to iron out differences between richer and poorer states.The funding, which helped the Polish economy grow 4.4 percent a year in 2007-2010, may be cut if the country doesn't reduce its deficit to within the EU limit of 3 percent of gross domestic product next year from 7.9 percent in 2010.The EU aid has added an average of 1.5 percentage points to economic growth each year, according to Poland's Regional Development Ministry, and remains essential for economic expansion as budget cuts may limit consumer demand and public investment.

PO is now caught between a rock and a hard stone, implement austerity measures immediatly to reduce the debt or risk losing EU funding.
Wedle   
10 Oct 2011
News / Poland Parliament elections in October 2011 [944]

PO, who probably won yesterday's general election, and must now focus on cutting the budget gap to reverse a zloty plunge as investors shy away from Poland.

PO has pledged to narrow the deficit to 2.9 percent of gross domestic product IN 2012, counting on 4 percent economic growth to boost revenue."The budget for next year must be made more realistic, this one is too optimistic, as the cycle of uncertainty that surrounds PL.

The zloty has slumped about 9.5 percent against the euro this year as investors shy away from emerging markets and on concern Europe's debt crisis will slow economic growth.The International Monetary Fund is forecasting 3 percent growth and Citigroup Inc. is predicting just 1.9 percent expansion in Poland, the only member of the 27-nation EU to avoid recession during the global financial crisis.

The budget deficit soared to 7.9 percent of GDP last year and public debt is near the threshold of 55 percent of GDP, a level that would trigger mandatory austerity measures.Controlling public finances will be the greatest challenge for the administration that emerges from the election. The general government deficit soared to 7.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2010, exceeding the EU's 3 percent limit for a third consecutive year.

The zloty's tumble sent local-currency government bonds down 15.7 percent in dollar terms last quarter, the third-worst returns worldwide after Greece and Hungary, according to indexes of debt due in more than one year compiled by the European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies and Bloomberg.

Poland, a country of 38 million people, was the biggest net recipient of EU funding in the bloc's 2007-2013 budget, getting 67 billion euros ($97 billion) in aid to iron out differences between richer and poorer states.The funding, which helped the Polish economy grow 4.4 percent a year in 2007-2010, may be cut if the country doesn't reduce its deficit to within the EU limit of 3 percent of gross domestic product next year from 7.9 percent in 2010.The EU aid has added an average of 1.5 percentage points to economic growth each year, according to Poland's Regional Development Ministry, and remains essential for economic expansion as budget cuts may limit consumer demand and public investment.

PO is now caught between a rock and a hard stone, implement austerity measures to reduce the debt or risk losing EU funding.
Wedle   
9 Oct 2011
Food / Polish spice chocolates [11]

I would prefer chocolates from a traiteur rather tjan industrial ones.

Maybe you are referring to " Pierniki " its a spicy gingerbread covered in chocolate.

or try Wedel.

wedelpijalnie.pl/english

There are also some chocolate boutique shops that have recently opened in Warsaw.
Wedle   
6 Oct 2011
Life / Expats/Immigrants in Poland: Needy, Greedy or contributor. Which one are you? [118]

" if you were not robbing the state, you were robbing yourself "

Private business is not the state. Maybe Polish workers should realize the sizable amounts of employer contributions paid each month by their employer.

Believe what you want: the reality is that women in Poland can take years off.

The rule was after maternity and holiday allowance, the mother was allowed to take a further two years off unpaid. The company had to hold her job open during this period of time ( they could not fire her) after the two years unpaid if she did not return to work, you would have to go through the case of terminating her contract. The best thing was always leave the situation alone, allow her to return to the office. If someone has been away from the office for 3-5 years, business has moved along so much they are like a fish out of water, they soon recognize they have been busted.
Wedle   
6 Oct 2011
Life / Expats/Immigrants in Poland: Needy, Greedy or contributor. Which one are you? [118]

my kids are never sick.

Thats the large gene pool, PIP

There was a Scottish family attending my kids school, they would turn up walking in the mornings temps at -10 to -15 wearing socks and coats{no hats} old Polish women would be stopping their father in the street, giving him a dressing down. He couldn't speak Polish so he would just shrug his shoulders and march on with the family in formation. They very rarely got sick during the 3 year period, it caused many problems for the Polish parents as the Scottish kids set the trend.
Wedle   
6 Oct 2011
Life / Expats/Immigrants in Poland: Needy, Greedy or contributor. Which one are you? [118]

Immigrants are failures.

Lets start off with Australia, Canada and the USA the lands of the immigrant. Most people want to get into these countries, so why failure?

I mean the silly excuses that come with having children and the silly wives tales like "you will catch cold if you drink something cold" or the reason that Polish children always have hats covering their ears so they don't catch cold that way either. Or just the basic fear of "the cold."
Besides, isn't it the mother in law that usually takes care of the kids?

Its a bitter pill with the Polish mother in law, the over protection is well intentioned, they grew up in lesser times which made them the solid people they are. My Polish mother in law is a real stalwart on family values.
Wedle   
4 Oct 2011
Life / Expats/Immigrants in Poland: Needy, Greedy or contributor. Which one are you? [118]

"aahhhhh, pojde do lekarza i powiem mu ze mam goraczke, dostane kilka tygodni wolnych....."

I have seen this type of attitude many times in Poland, it is also very prevalent in other socialistic countries.

I was once given an explanation by a Russian about this type of mentality, which is the best I have heard. He explained to me " having spent time in the west I see the difference, in the west society controls society you respect the rules, if you do something wrong, you face the consequences. You are on your own, you don't work you don't survive, the country is not your mother, society provides your feed. Here in the East the country is our mother, she is there to provide, she controls society, rules are guidelines we all learn how to make them work for us from an early age"

The problem now facing western Europe, they moved to a socialist path over the last 25 years. Now the current generation are more eastern than western in mentality, they have not severed the umbilical cord and are still sucking on the nations (motherland) breast.