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Posts by Ryz  

Joined: 9 Jul 2013 / Male ♂
Last Post: 14 Jul 2013
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Posts: 43
From: an expat in Elblag
Speaks Polish?: no

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Ryz   
14 Jul 2013
Love / Goal: Meet a nice Polish girl! [60]

You think i might have a chance of meeting some nice girls there?

Word of advice, assuming you're really a teacher keep your head low, try and act professionally and justify whatever money's being spent on you by doing the best job you can. There's nothing wrong with having a bit of fun but if you think anyone is going to look twice at you as soon as you land in Poland then you're up for a big disappointment.

If you think I'm being harsh, I'm not. The earlier you forget all that pseudo-playboy nonsense and macho preconceptions the sooner you'll start enjoying yourself.
Ryz   
14 Jul 2013
Love / Is rape so common in Poland? [95]

1. Yes you are wrong, im not polish, I'm English and of polish decent.

It really makes no difference now does it? Or do you see your non-english parents/grandparents/whatever as "dirty scum" too? And what the hell are you doing here anyway, an englishman fighting a holy war for Poland? You sound VERY confused... buddy.

As i can see you revel in the fact that you have the opportunity to seem witty and intelligent being the keyboard warrior that you are

I revel on the "opportunity to seem witty and intelligent"? Why? Because I don't resort to insults or txt talk? Or because I'm not l33t h4x0r? And I'm a "keyboard warrior"? I have like 60 posts... chum.

No girls deserve to be raped

Well good! Too bad it took you a couple of jabs against my person to answer that. You obviously lack focus... pal.

the reason i am so vocal about this is because my polish fiance was drugged and raped last night

Then why the heck would you be in a Polish forum venting?!? Why wouldn't you be comforting her?? Why would an englishman join a Polish forum less than 24 hours after his fiance's rape and lecture us about the dangers of <insert random nationality here>? I'll gladly stop being "witty and intelligent" to tell you this: go and get your head checked... dude.
Ryz   
14 Jul 2013
Life / What are the favorite (foreign) countries for Polish expats to live/retire? [22]

If you're looking for a suggestion rather than statistical data I would say the best bet would be any EEA country out of the Eurozone. Of course it all depends on a number of factors, the most critical one being how much your retirement income was set at, but generally speaking I regard what I said as good advice for the next decade.
Ryz   
14 Jul 2013
Love / Is rape so common in Poland? [95]

@ rajczykuk the last post is more than 2 years old mate. Why did you feel the need to wake this thread up? Just let this nonsense die.

No maybe its the dirty **** guys out there and foreigners!

Am I wrong to think you're a Polish in the UK ence a foreigner yourself? Way to go perpetuating bigotry and stereotypes.

Not all girls act as if they deserve to be raped!

"Not all"? You're saying some of them deserve it? o_O

I don't know what's creepier, the op's question or your necropost.
Ryz   
12 Jul 2013
Work / Living in Lublin (as a teacher)!? [36]

I see. Thank you for taking the time to shed some light over this matter. For those interested I've found more info here:
ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/comenius_en.htm

I'll be honest I find this whole thing preposterous and a misuse of EU funds. I can see merit on your particular example delph (those kind of experiences can contribute immensely to a child's personal development) but I fail to see the merit on granting an adult those kind of funds for 9+ months just to teach english abroad for a mere 12 hours a week.

I'm sure the op is a very competent professional and a really nice guy and he will bring to Turkey a lot of good things to say about the beer, the girls, the social life, etc. I just don't understand how that will benefit anyone but him. Telling me that the students will "better understand the range of European cultures, languages and values" simply by learning english from a Turkish teacher sounds like someone didn't think this through.

Again please correct me if I'm wrong and may the op forgive me if my whole line of thought is making him feel unconfortable. I have nothing against him personally.
Ryz   
12 Jul 2013
Work / Living in Lublin (as a teacher)!? [36]

I will come there with an EU project, called Comenius and I will be working in a government school. My money is totally net and guaranteed by EU. I will have permit for 11 months. :) and I will work only 12 hours/week.

Which school is this? I'm sorry but I'm just curious to learn which government owned school thought it would be a good idea to use EU funds to fly a Turkish citizen to teach english in Poland for up to 3000zl for 4 days worth of work per month. This country is flooding with language schools and highly qualified english teachers struggling to make a decent living who would be more than willing to perform their duties for a fraction of what you're claiming to have been offered. It just doesn't add up.

You've got yourself some sweet deal there, by all means inquire us about the girls and the social life, after all you'll have loads of spare time.

Is it just me? Am I missing something? Am I being unfair here?

4 days worth of work per month

I'm sorry, make that 6 days worth.
Ryz   
12 Jul 2013
Travel / Just visited Poland - here is my random rant [154]

In a civilized country you spend money and things like a plastic bag is free as it should be.

I actually find this quite insulting. So you label a whole country 'uncivilized' because you had to pay a couple of cents for a plastic carrier bag? Newsflash, you also pay for them in London. That's in the UK btw. As a matter of fact all major EU capitals have been actively discouraging the use of disposable plastic bags. This has been going on for years now.

Personally I keep a couple of reusable grocery bags from Tescos in my car's boot and take them whenever I go shopping. Easy peasy. Been doing this for almost 5 years now. How's that for (un)civilized?
Ryz   
12 Jul 2013
News / Poland's John Paul the Great canonisation this year [177]

How do you go from John Paul's canonisation to discussing nazi germany? Seriously...

Back on topic, you won't find me on a church on sundays nor would I call myself a spiritual person but I have the deepest of respects for Karol Wojtyła.
Ryz   
11 Jul 2013
Life / What the idea of a black person is to Polish people? [14]

This has been discussed ad nauseam... Some people are moved by racism, some are moved by curiosity, some don't give a damn... who knows what goes in their minds. Your Polish friends will be able to enlighten you better than any of us here.
Ryz   
11 Jul 2013
Law / Opening "Budke Gastronomiczna" [37]

Build a best/worst scenario for the following time frames:

- day 1 to year 2
- year 2 to year 5
- year 5 and beyond

A more realistic approach would be aiming to break even by year 2 and getting yourself a salary by year 5. Everything you make until then should be put back into the business.

In the meanwhile you might have to live from and for your business, meaning live where you work and eat what you sell. I wouldn't even think of staff costs or having a social life until I break even. Unless you have a partner willing to help, expect to be burning the midnight oil in order to reach that volume of sales you aim for.

I only know personally one restaurateur. He's in London, started with one small bistro, now runs 3 restaurants and although he's only 6 years older than me he looks like he could be my father. It's not to discourage you but success doesn't come cheap. You know what they say, success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.
Ryz   
10 Jul 2013
Law / Opening "Budke Gastronomiczna" [37]

but would make use of a EU grant for funding and trial this idea for 1 year

Then for what is worth let me add this little story:

A long time ago, in my native country, the government invested millions granting funds for people in the textile sector to prepare themselves for an upcoming EU law that would open the market to the Chinese (ie large quantities of cheaper product would soon flood the market). When the time arrived the Chinese-made products literally killed the textile industry. The government then launched an investigation to try and learn why that happened and why the grants had failed to prevent this.

It turns out that a big (huge) majority of them had invested not in modern machinery, not in skilled labour, not in differentiating themselves with a better product but in new cars, new computers and new smartphones for the famil.. ahem workers. Basically they replaced their ageing Suzuki and Isuzu vans with top of the line BMW Tourings and such.

So word of advice... put the money where it's worth! Don't be tempted to use it to massage your ego because karma is a b*tch and will come back to bite you in the arse. It's so refreshing to see people roll up their sleeves and sweating their way to the top instead of sitting idle moaning and demanding everything from everyone except themselves. Keep us updated mate, go social, spread the word via Twitter, Facebook and whatever people use. I'll be happy to pay you a visit in the future.
Ryz   
10 Jul 2013
Law / Jobs and Economic Status in Poland [64]

I'm not going to get involved in the discussion but generally speaking I share my views with Delph and peterweg's.
Ryz   
10 Jul 2013
Law / Opening "Budke Gastronomiczna" [37]

ok I'll start: watch a lot of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen nightmares! For the most part keep it simple, keep it clean, make it affordable and use fresh local produce. Sounds cliché but from a customer's point of view it's a winner.

Do crunch your numbers before mortgaging your future! don't invest more than what you're willing to lose and don't try to take a step longer than your leg.

Best of luck with your future endeavor.
Ryz   
10 Jul 2013
Real Estate / Buying a flat in Krakow; prices are still falling? [200]

I don't think so either - perhaps a lack of savoire-vivre ;-)

ha! well played my friend! touché!

I wonder if he meant Norwegian Krone?

It could well be but still feels quite steep unless of course he's talking about household income.
Ryz   
10 Jul 2013
Real Estate / Buying a flat in Krakow; prices are still falling? [200]

Plus I don't think being Norwegian (ie not an EU member) can explain it as Norway is still part of the EEA and the Schengen Area.

I'm guessing it's a simple currency faux pas. (sounds posh when you say it like that doesn't it? ooh lah lah)
Ryz   
10 Jul 2013
Real Estate / Buying a flat in Krakow; prices are still falling? [200]

Jon we're talking about a loan from PKO for a flat in Krakow with 35% paid upfront. Post #2, GTO fella. It's all there mate.

to the op: don't mind us and get in touch with your local branch. I personally recommend Millennium but do shop around.
Ryz   
10 Jul 2013
Real Estate / Buying a flat in Krakow; prices are still falling? [200]

No. Banks in the EU are subject to regulation, this isn't the wild west. There is no way a Polish bank would demand anyone 17x the net average wage to approve a loan for flat in Krakow. Unless you have a criminal record in which case they could flat out refuse you a loan. You get that kind of demands from a loan shark, not a EU based bank.

The only thing I know for sure is that this whole discussion is scaring the op straight.