is that so. My wifes brother didnt have money to buy food for months, he kept quite and the whole time he carried on taking loan after loan even his mother took so many loans she couldt get anymore, in the end i found out through observation on a visit and gave him 12,000 PLN. Hes a proud man, one of the best i know. Worked his ass off for the same company for over 10 years. Whats he going to do? Sell a kidney? Quit his job? take benefit?
Ask for help, the support network is there for him. Benefits would be another route. Regarding the decisions, didn't have a good job to save away some cash? Highly educated? The opportunities to work a well paying job are here, that is not the case in many places.
but you know, you are right. this is a guy that really is down on his luck. how many people are in his position, stealing because of a sick kid? how many are stealing because they want to consume something?
Decisions have nothing to do with it, WHY the hell are there over 1,000,000 Poles in the UK, come on man.
easy, quick cash. easier chances for making more money.
His debt came in the form of his son becoming ill, medications and Doctors bribes ate all his cash. What about that? I hear those stories all the time in Poland, dont forget we live in Dolnoslaskie, its better here take a trip up around Bialystok and I guarantee life is not so rosey.
I'm not trying to paint a rosy picture of poland, but medications? 12k worth of dr's bribes? I've been around quite a bit of the country (quite a few friends over in the east) around Kielce, Lublin, and interestingly enough, a little town called Rybniki just north of Bialystok where I stayed with a friend for a about month way back in the day.
May i ask how long have you been here?
This is my second stint in Poland, it's about 18 months now. There's also a couple of years in the Czech Republic, about a year in Kazakhstan, 6 months in Tajikistan, a couple of extended trips to other places, the majority of which are home to people with no chance to go to school, no chance to train for a job, no social security to speak of, no property, no family to support them, and no opportunity.
Now thats BS, i spent a lot of time in Florida, go in any fast food restaurant, most convenient stores and their black. Watch the store owners watch the blacks intently to be sure they dont steal anything. South America is very racist.
so they got jobs? do you think they are being watched because they are black, or because the owner of the store might have a problem with theft?
anyway, i've worked with plenty of blacks, mexicans, and even a couple of asians in crap jobs in texas, and have worked with the same races in great jobs. it's up to the individual, and in the US, there is a huge problem with a culture of idiocy being embraced by certain ethnic groups...some more than others. a black man in the us is more likely to get locked up than a white man, is it because the police are 8x as racist? no, it's because black males commit 8x as many crimes and get popped for it. but don't worry, the other races are catching up. it's a culture issue that needs to be addressed, and fairly quickly.