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gdyniaguy   
4 Jul 2012
News / Poland's Economy Is Booming! The EU's Success Story? [711]

In June more than 600,000 European fans flooded Polish stadiums and almost 2.5 million foreigners crammed into sweaty fan zones across Poland

What a load of rubbish!! 2.5million foreigners my arse!.... why do you paste this rubbish? So 1.9 million people came to Poland to watch the football on a big screen? tripe!!

There was 675,600 maximum tickets available for the games in Poland. Say 100,000 to sponsors leaves 575,600 in total for the public. So lets say that 50% went to Poles that would leave around 330,000 tickets for tourists. Some of those bought 3 tickets so probably around 140-150 different foreigners at most attended the games.

So 150,000 different foreigners (EUROPEAN FANS) watching the matches out of 2,500,000!

Wait for it!!!! 6 people in every hundred who came to Poland actually watched a game in the stadium? 6%!

Thats about 12 people on every flight that came into Poland?

Did you visit a fanzone...the one in Gdansk would have held about 20,000 tops! what a load of RUBBISH! the one in gdynia was around a fountain and probably held 1,000!!

Peter stop pasting this crap!
gdyniaguy   
4 Jul 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

A degree is completely different to O levels or GCSE's, that was my point

And the calibre of students enrolling in degrees now compared to 30 years ago is a lot less. Labour 50% of students in higher education paid to the idea that degrees were for the educated elite. Most degrees now arn't worth the paper that they are printed on (general studies? media studies? David Beckham studies!!! ffs).

I still stand by the fact that experience counts for more then education.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse_degrees

In fact an awful lot of people have done really well without one.

youngentrepreneur.com/blog/100-top-entrepreneurs-who-succeeded-without-a-college-degree
collegedropoutshalloffame.com
onlinecolleges.net/2010/06/07/100-famously-successful-people-who-skipped-college

dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1301921/Weve-gone-degree-Why-university-longer-passport-success.html

Apart from jobs where degree's are needed in order to get a qualification to practice then degrees on a whole offer nothing to the prospective employee that a good amount of hands on experience or a good practical college course does. Trust me... I employ people.

It's about time it situation reverted back to decent degrees for the brightest of students and the rest of the money saved to create decent work-based training for the rest.
gdyniaguy   
4 Jul 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

Silly remark.

Really? 1986 'O' levels not an ounce of 'coursework' or 'multiple choice answers'. Exams have been dumbed down so much in the last 30 years. Makes the teacher/lecturers (labour voters) look good. To me a GCSE is nothing... i did 'o' level, 16+ and GCSE in Maths (all in one summer in 1986) and the only one i failed was the 'o' level.
gdyniaguy   
3 Jul 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

They are educated to the same level, so experience would count more. We are talking the about between GCSE and degree level, which is a massive difference

Ah-ha... the problem is that since 1987 the whole of education has been dumbed down by successive UK governments and employers know this. A good 'o'

level from 1986 is probably as hard to come by as a first degree nowadays!
gdyniaguy   
3 Jul 2012
News / Poland's Economy Is Booming! The EU's Success Story? [711]

Polish hotels rake in high profits from Euro 2012 fans

No Sh@t sherlock! We'll then that's 20 nights occupancy levels that are higher this year. What about the other 345 days!... what a waste of an article. Maybe the odd hotel in Gdansk was charging over 800zl per night. I can imagine alot of hotels outside of the centre of Gdansk were empty! Gdynia was dead.

The paper quoted the latest forecast by the European Commission, which predicts the Polish economy will grow 2.7% this year, the fastest rate in the EU.quote

The great EU! what a success story!
gdyniaguy   
3 Jul 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

Gdyniaguy, FMCG is one of those industries. With right education it's relatively easy to understand the sector. I'm in hiring position and believe me, especially at entry level we are quite open to complete novices.

Maybe there's a reason that youth unemployment is so high. Companies won't employ new graduates with over the top expectations and rubbish qualifications. Experience always wins out. p.s. if there is a 50 year old with 5 o levels and a 25 year old with 12 gcse 'a' plus's i know who'd i take on.
gdyniaguy   
2 Jul 2012
Travel / What is the ugliest city or town in Poland? [89]

How long will they keep blaming others for the state of the cities? The Poles are unable to devise a decent planning policy when it comes to the aethetic look of towns and cities.. FGS have you seen the bright blue plastic room tiles and the awful polish salmon pink paint schemes?

If you buy a house in England you look at the area and how it looks. In Poland it all look in a right state. It's Planning not poverty to blame!
gdyniaguy   
2 Jul 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

Not true. All depends on the level of the position. Mostly - employers look at education (relevant) + experience.

I can't think of any industry where employees looking for an employee would overlook somebody with experience for somebody with a better education. Especially nowadays when most degrees arn't worth the paper that they're written on.. Unless the employer is looking to cut costs!
gdyniaguy   
2 Jul 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

Not true at all. Employers will look at experience before education. If i'm employing somebody i will read experience, then achievements and then education. Stricly in that order
gdyniaguy   
2 Jul 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

Finally, comething that me and Peterweg agree on. Although the word stupid is a bit stong. No amount of education can provide university educated idiot with commonsense. Take a look at the 'blair babes' for a idea of how university fails.
gdyniaguy   
29 Jun 2012
Travel / What is the ugliest city or town in Poland? [89]

New Brighton is the other side of the mersey from Liverpool.

Ouch! Clench my heart, that cut deep! OK, you are entitled to your opinion but I think Wrocław is beautiful.

The majority of the beautiful Polish cities were built by foreigners in Poland. Poles arn't known for their non-concrete building skills or bulding skills at all.
gdyniaguy   
29 Jun 2012
Travel / What is the ugliest city or town in Poland? [89]

really? Obviously you don't travel alot in Poland. And if you do you fail to open your eyes! yellow crumbling blocks, rutted roads, crumbling pavements, mile after mile of beautiful roadside advertising, crumbling or delapidated buildings... or this?...

maps.google.com/maps?q=new+brighton&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&hl=pl
got anymore instances...

maybe the reason why poland isn't streetmapped totally by google yet is that the Polish government doesn't want people in the west to see that it resembles rural albania in parts!
gdyniaguy   
29 Jun 2012
Life / Is Poland a poor country? [578]

peterweg: There is no place in the world for the uneducated - except for minimum wage work slaves.

So then Peter. As an economist how does it work when everybody is well educated?
gdyniaguy   
29 Jun 2012
Travel / What is the ugliest city or town in Poland? [89]

Run down in one country is a different kettle of fish as run down in another. Take a look at a beautiful little seaside town like Sopot...walk 10 yards from monte casino and it's a right sh@thole.

maps.google.com/maps?q=sopot&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&hl=pl
Seaside towns in the UK are in a better state then Sopot. Take a look at tourist city centres....London/Warsaw, York/Krakow, Durham/Torun... the UK's stricter planning permission is the difference.
gdyniaguy   
29 Jun 2012
Travel / What is the ugliest city or town in Poland? [89]

Most Polish cities outside of the town squares are pretty nasty. They arn't helped by very lax planning permission and the amount of roadside advertising. In the UK cities can have ugly estates but on a whole planning permission is tighter then in Poland so doesn't allow the same to happen.

Take a look at Malbork (not the castle) as an example of ugly polish towns!
gdyniaguy   
28 Jun 2012
Genealogy / My Grandfather was born in Poland and migrated abroad - Can I get a Polish Passport? [68]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship_of_the_European_Union

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passport_of_the_European_Union

gdyniaguy: As an EU citizen and passport holder
You have an EU passport do you? What does it say on the front cover?

maybe you should change my original post to ' as an eu passport holder and passport holder ' ! idiot!
gdyniaguy   
28 Jun 2012
Genealogy / My Grandfather was born in Poland and migrated abroad - Can I get a Polish Passport? [68]

So you are a British citizen not an EU citizen.

Thanks for clearing that up.

I am english citizen because of where i was born and a citizen of the street in that town.
i am a british citizen because england is a member of the island of great britain...
I am a Uk citizen because britain and northern ireland make up the uk
I am a european citizen because the uk is a member state of the eu.

My passport is issued by a member state of the EU... it therefore is an EU passport. To somebody from outside of the EU a passport to enter and work in any EU state should they get one.

As a member of the EU I can be afforded protection of another EU member states consulate should i need it outside of the EU.

I hope that clears it up for you.

If you want to be the funny guy by splitting hairs go and do it with somebody of a lower intelligence.
gdyniaguy   
28 Jun 2012
Genealogy / My Grandfather was born in Poland and migrated abroad - Can I get a Polish Passport? [68]

Poland overlooks US citizenship:)One dont have to giveup US citizenship!

Polish law does not deal with the issue of dual citizenship. Therefore Poland will view a dual citizen as if he or she was solely Polish. Thus, Poland does not recognize the foreign citizenship of its nationals when they are on Polish soil.
gdyniaguy   
28 Jun 2012
Love / Are Polish girls open to foreigners? [78]

No, in general, Polish girls don't like foreign guys.

Maybe in your village! Quite a few Polish girls are breaking of the 17th century village mentality and venturing out from the land of camoflage trousers!
gdyniaguy   
28 Jun 2012
Genealogy / My Grandfather was born in Poland and migrated abroad - Can I get a Polish Passport? [68]

Grand dad = Born in Ireland

Get an Irish passport. If your grandad was irish.

Q. What is Citizenship by Descent?
A. A person whose father or mother was an Irish citizen at the time of his/her birth is automatically an Irish citizen. A person whose grandfather or grandmother was born in Ireland may become an Irish citizen by registering in the Foreign Births Register at an Irish Embassy or Consular Office or at the Department of Foreign Affairs. A person whose great-grandfather or great-grandmother was born in Ireland may register for Irish citizenship provided that their parents had registered in the Foreign Births Register at the time of the person’s birth

You'll find the Irish more accomodating then the Poles. Once you have your Irish passport then you can travel/work anywhere in the EU.