No you wasn't. You're British! I can't imagine you working for 6 PLN per hour.
But working for 3 pounds an hour is a reality for many British kids - even less if they're apprentices. I know one guy who started out earning the equal of about 11PLN an hour - in the UK! (about 2.50 an hour).
Heck, my first job involved standing outside in all hours - I knew the owner of a large nightclub, who hired me to deal with the promotional activities of the place. Horrid job - terrible hours, often spent outside supervising staff in the middle of winter - and stressful.
Heck, I even worked for a fast food place once for a whole (very hot) summer - that was a living nightmare, especially given that I was working with a bunch of career-minded drones who could only repeat company policies. I was fired, just before the end of summer - but still ;)
Load of rubbish. If you say that, that means you don't know the real life. I hate when people talk those slogans but don't see that there are people who have no choice.
They have plenty of choice - but they choose not to take them. Poland's not such a bad country that people can't better themselves *if* they want to. Of course, many of them are married to sexist pigs who demand the dinner on the table at a certain time or they'll get a slap - but that's not the fault of Poland. The same sexist pigs will also refuse to look after the kids at the weekend so the woman can educate herself - but again - not the fault of the country.
The opportunity is there - but many of them simply don't want it. After all - opportunity means working more than 40 hours a week and actually putting effort in - can you honestly imagine those scowling middle-aged women in Carrefour doing that? Let's be fair - many of them don't *want* extra responsibility.
In local stores the teller is mostly the owner of the shop.
Well, my local bakery is a great example - there used to be two women working there who had a fantastic sense of humour. Always joking and laughing, always pleasant, decent service - and they didn't own it. But they were professional.
If he was construction worker it's hardly an awful job. I thought that construction workers in GB earn quite a lot.
That was Poland - in a small town in rural Wielkopolska. Not exactly a great job 10 years ago, was it?
You know - my local post office has quite friendly people working there. They even tend to hold onto stuff a bit longer than they should - which is appreciated :)
Haha! Are you seriously living in Poland?! Haven't you heard how a year ago or so a strike of the tellers in one of the supermarkets end up?
It ended badly because they were manipulated by Solidarity into making themselves look stupid - which was a great shame to see a trade union use them for their own political objectives.