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Why are Polish people, especially women, so disrespectful toward the English?



pierogi2000 4 | 230    
21 Sep 2013  #121

In general Brits and Australians are the loudest drinkers.


FFerrantsak - | 2    
21 Sep 2013  #122

Perhaps its a matter of taste. Polish girls like subtlety and quiet bravado, not loud-mouth, drunken hooliganism. Unfortunately, many Brits have that reputation all over Europe, not just Poland.
BBman - | 345    
22 Sep 2013  #123

Personally I find the british (mostly the english) irritating because they are quite cocky. Maybe Poles in the UK have noticed the same.
bluesfan - | 88    
22 Sep 2013  #124

Perhaps its a matter of taste.

Absolutely right; it's all down to taste :)

Personally I find the british (mostly the english) irritating because they are quite cocky.

British guys are not cocky. Polish girls just find us more attractive than Polish or even American guys :P
Many Polish girls want a British boyfriend. But that's not our fault; we didn't choose to become a fashion accessory xD
ffg    
1 Oct 2013  #125

Don't spend you lives fantasising about an invasion of Polish workers stealing your jobs when one never happened.

This is true. Let's face it - almost every employer would prefer englishman worker over a polish one, even if only for a language. If Englishmen wanted to work Poles wouldn't have a chance on a job market. That's one of the reasons UK politicians have decided to receive immigrants.
pierogi2000 4 | 230    
1 Oct 2013  #126

Many Polish girls want a British boyfriend. But that's not our fault; we didn't choose to become a fashion accessory xD

What does this thread have to do with girls?
I.B.    
1 Oct 2013  #127

This is true. Let's face it - almost every employer would prefer Englishman worker over a Polish one, even if only for a language.

No-one 'decided' to have mass Polish immigration, it's simply EU law that allows freedom of movement between member states.

Employers will always go for cheap labour. Why wouldn't they?

Btw, if you offered British workers jobs at three times their salaries back home, they'd work hard too.
ffg registered - | 13    
1 Oct 2013  #128

No-one 'decided' to have mass Polish immigration, it's simply EU law that allows freedom of movement between member states.

I have to disagree. Politicians aren't stupid, and UE laws are not a coincidence, and politicians knew EXACTLY that there will be a mass immigration into UK. Ofcourse they won't admit it, beacause the people wouldn't like that and wouldn't vote for them, but politicians wanted a cheap work force, lower salaries, and smaller unemployment, because this is good for Uk businesses.

Employers will always go for cheap labour. Why wouldn't they?

Btw, if you offered British workers jobs at three times their salaries back home, they'd work hard too.

true, true
rozumiemnic 9 | 3,366    
1 Oct 2013  #129

If Englishmen wanted to work Poles wouldn't have a chance on a job market. That's one of the reasons UK politicians have decided to receive immigrants.

sorry but that is bollocks - the labour government decided to make work unprofitable in the mid nineties, and have since peddled around the myth of the 'lazy brit' to justify unbridled immigration
Ifor - | 34    
1 Oct 2013  #130

the labour government decided to make work unprofitable in the mid nineties

Please don't exaggerate.

Politicians aren't stupid, and UE laws are not a coincidence, and politicians knew EXACTLY that there will be a mass immigration into UK.

Disagree. Politicians are sometimes 'stupid', and knew little or nothing about Poland. Furthermore, UK politicians on their own don't get to decide European law.
Englishman 2 | 277    
1 Oct 2013  #131

Rozumiemnic wrote: <<sorry but that is bollocks - the labour government decided to make work unprofitable in the mid nineties, and have since peddled around the myth of the 'lazy brit' to justify unbridled immigration>>

This is very true. In particular, women with two or more children are better off not working and being single than working on the minimum wage or having a partner.
Taylor5788 - | 9    
14 Oct 2013  #132

seriously- how do you think: how many of young, drunk brits come to, let say, Krakow to see *mainly* buildings, museums etc?

I am proud to admit that I am a Brit who visited museums in Krakow, such as Sukiennice, without shouting, screaming, swearing and being racist and disrespectful towards Poles...but I love Poles, thats my opinion. And I think its sad that so many Brits/Poles have such resentment towards each other.

I've not particularly noticed any disrespect towards the English. Actually, I feel I get higher status treatment in Poland precisely because I am English - in the workplace too.

^ ^ This guy! I couldnt agree more. My girlfriend lives in a small town near Katowice, so English natives to them are unseen. I get looked at by Poles, but never have I been a victim of disrespect. When I meet any Pole there, they are always so happy to greet me and despite their financial difficulties, always insist on buying my beer/vodka. Unfortunately I cant speak very good Polish, but when I try to speak it, I get respected for it. As do they from me when they speak English, and English is the international language of Earth! :D
TaiCat 1 | 31    
19 Oct 2013  #133

One of reasons is that Poland is a very homogenous society.
Many of those who arrive in the UK, have never been abroad before.

Some people tried to argue with me before, but they themselves forgot how it is like to be a 'newcomer' who has no idea what Britain is - in fact in Poland some people call Britain 'Anglia' [England] and parents often will ask their kids 'How's weather in London' even though they stay f.ex. in Edinburgh.

Often they start jobs from a very 'low' position like warehouse. There, most floor staff is of slavic nationalities like them. And the superiors are brits. Many of the managers and supervisors use the fact that Polish (and others) are scared like hell to lose their jobs in first few months, giving them more pressure to hit more targets than needed.

Thus many people develop an animosity towards their employers, thinking of them really bad and not wanting to have anything to do with Brits.
They get more close to their co-workers, for example, let's say a dude called Zenek - even often being a drunk dick that he is, speaks the same language and is working in the workplace for more than 6 months so he knows what to do vs Colin who is your supervisor, seems like a laid back guy who sometimes jokes with long-term workers but will remind you 3rd time in a day about 'English only' policy and in the rush hour will keep nagging people to do their targets.

I didn't mean to offend anyone, but by this example I'm trying to show that people will stick to more familiar.

Poles, like many other imigrants, are just scared of the 'Terra incognita'. Many are not so adventurous. They only went because they couldn't take being unemployed or low paid back in Poland. If they had better choice, they would rather stay in their own territory, and never move anywhere.

I have a friend in Lancashire, Pat, I asked her once
- Would you like to go abroad? You could take your daughter to Spain for holidays or you could visit Poland and see Krakow!
She just told me
- I couldn't go abroad. I am scared to leave my city! Once I went to (city 20 miles away) and I wanted to go back home as soon as possible.

Now, how would she feel if she had to leave her country... If she can't go too far to spend her holidays in another city, she wouldn't feel comfortable to go abroad to live somewhere else.

I know it sounds stupid and many of you'd say 'So it's better if Polish just stay where they came from' but as I explained, they're forced to come for economical reasons.

Bless those who realise that UK is actually a good place to live and start acclimating. But I also think that YOU guys should help, just by giving a smile or asking 'how are you' you may slowly help to break this immigrant wall that many build around themselves. After all, we're all humans, just born to different cultures
giorgioarmani    
27 Mar 2014  #134

Not quite true.

I left Poland because I HATED most people there. As you say, a lot of Polish are very primitive.
I was beaten in the hospital by the cleaner for spilling my crayons on the floor (aged 5). I should add that my legs were fixed to a "stretcher" - for medical reasons, so I was unable to leave the bed for nearly two years.

My parents were almost equally cruel in my treatment in later years(physical abuse).

So when I grew up, I left and never looked back. And I would have been financially better off (inheritance) in Poland.

Therefore, we all have our reasons for going abroad.
I love England and have spent 25 happy years here. No abuse and a great husband and one son.

The points you made are valid. Even highly educated people in Poland behave like savages and everyday living feels more like survival of the fittest and cruelest, rather than simply life.

And yes, it would also be unfair, that all are like it, but in my experience - the majority are like that.

We have those cretins here too, but thank God - they are the minority.

I do hope that future generations in Poland will be more compassionate, feeling and co-operative than the current lot.
But untill such time I am staying put, recession or what not.

Love England.

Kay
Szczerbaty 4 | 49    
28 Mar 2014  #135

I've always lived in other countries by choice and not by necessity. It must be scary as hell to take yourself or family to a new strange place and have 'to make it'. I now live in the U.S. where there are a lot of Central Americans. Sweet people, but I think about how far from home they are and how hard it must be for them. I agree with TaiCat that a smile isn't a lot, but at least it may make them feel a little easier. BTW, I don't have problems with people coming here so long as they follow the laws of the land.
Kowalski 7 | 623    
28 Mar 2014  #136

I left Poland because I HATED most people there. As you say, a lot of Polish are very primitive.

The rage suppressed in childhood is transformed into hate.
she    
25 Mar 2015  #137

"You are serously out of touch! £75 for a flight v's £350 for a flight, plus the price of beer and (no offence to Polish girls) the reputation they have built up in the UK...adds to the mix...Brit men go or reasons...and its not the beautiful architecture!

Let add they can do it in 3 days with only 4 hours flight time...in total"

Pardon my language but what kind of generalize ******** is that? It all depends on individuals! And to be honest Brits behave like rude drunkards everywhere. In Greece, which they come very often they call them "english dic..." ever wonder why? Not to mention about the reputation of english women there, who are getting drunk as hell and running all over with they naked asses, do not feeling ashamed at all!!! So please, kindly back off with your reputation about polish women( who are btw way more beautiful than any british) and look at your "backyard" first! because there is not as perfect there as you may think!
Pani A 2 | 28    
26 Mar 2015  #138

haha, they are disrespectful -equally - to all nationalities ;)
ca1467    
20 Feb 2016  #139

I've not observed any activity on this thread for at least seven years but I hope to gain some insight from a lone passerby such as myself.

I'm a Black American from the Chicago metropolitan area. I'm "as American as apple pie." I descend from slaves and my family has been in this country for hundreds of years. I'm also Native Indian from my father's side so there's just no ditching my American-ness.

I was raised by southern parents so social etiquette, even in the presence of unwanted strangers, is not optional. You are expected to "speak" and make an alien feel warmly at home. Anything to the contrary is the greatest offense.

I recently began working for a Polish-owned company. These are not your typical Chicago Poles who have been tempted with apple pie for several generations. I know those poles, went to school with them, lived in the same neighborhoods - I like them. Rather, they are "right off the boat" Poles. My experience echoes other shared on this thread. I find them appallingly rude, condescending, judgmental and - for a lack of descriptors - impossible. My direct supervisor issues greetings invariably- which are always cold-, never smiles, and doesn't abide by the ebb and flow of normal conversation. By that I mean he tends to talk over me and dismiss what I have to say, even if I've been asked a question. A conversation that he initiates is impossible. The others who hold various positions stare and treat me as If I'm a foreigner in my own country. My racial perspective tells me that my skin color finds reason for this treatment. However, I've noticed recently that non-polish white employees are regarded similarly, and have voiced similar conclusions about this particular breed of poles.

Considering my people's role in America's history and the many wars my family members have fought in uniform for her, I am very proud to be American. As such, it really puts my blood to boil when people from other countries land here and look down on historied natives. I don't have an exact question per se. I just really want to know more about Polish culture where it pertains to social mannerisms and attitudes. Is there something I'm doing wrong or something I should being doing and more often? I do believe from understanding comes resolve.

Thank you.
porky pok 2 | 130    :-(
20 Feb 2016  #140

ca its because most poles have never met anyone else who is not a pole.Its changing rapidly but will take time.I have had friends come to states from Armenia/Russia and they have said they feel at home without people staring at them inquistably even when they were in a group talking in there own language.We are use to foreigners with different colours and language while poland is still in the process, so dont take that personally.But I know lots of Poles living here who are use to that and even when I go to there parties/Functions only the new ones react like that.
Wulkan - | 3,218    
20 Feb 2016  #141

My racial perspective tells me that my skin color finds reason for this treatment

Oh no so now you can't play the race card :-/ how are you gonna menage?
Ktos 13 | 391    
20 Feb 2016  #142

Its seams to me they want our hospitality and the money they get from working here but they do not like us.

It is because they can see right through you before you can. Maybe you should look in the mirror first and then you will not be posting this as you will understand something about yourself that Polish already can see.
Pol attorney 2 | 106    
20 Feb 2016  #143

Is there something I'm doing wrong or something I should being doing and more often? I

I don't think that you are doing anything wrong. I have lived in poland for many years, and yes indeed there are many rude, primitive and arrogant Poles in every town and city with lack of culture, knowledge, education or basic understanding. On the other hand there are many young and well-educated Poles in big cities with manners.
Varsovian 93 | 638    
22 Feb 2016  #144

Almost all the Poles I have met in Poland have been polite - except for the occasional skinhead, drunk and autodidact historian.
Labrador 2 | 50    
23 Feb 2016  #145

I've never met any Polish women being disrespectful towards me! I am not a native English, but you wont realize where I am from until you talk to me for a while, even then it might be hard to impossible to identify me as a German for most foreigners.

I've met plenty of disrespectful male poles, but never any disrespectful female poles. Maybe because I am male ?
Kingdoc    
12 Mar 2016  #146

I am from Scotland & we have loads of poles here! & ive never met a good one yet, Whats ww2 etc got to do with us? & if they hate us all so much & were homos/junkies/scum etc well why do they come & live here? really man i have travelled loads in my 40 years & ive never, EVER met people as ignorant as polish people!
Marsupial - | 924    
12 Mar 2016  #147

I have scottish friends and customers kingdoc and we would live to meet you but alas you are not allowed in that part of the city in your potato sack attire.
scrapiest - | 3    
12 Mar 2016  #148

Because. Polish people are very badly f---ed up by Russians and they are better off with them.

Polish people are so selfish, greedy, racist and manipulating so what can you expect from them.
Ironside 46 | 8,406    
13 Mar 2016  #149

@ Would you consider to provide a two bound copies of your dissertation?
artmin44    
18 Apr 2016  #150

Britain with a little push from Europe turned it's back on the commonwealth, Australia, Canada, India and the other fifty nations who with America are our natural allies, in favour of a bunch of Brit hating euro nations, just so big business can have cheap labour as a trade off for the government giving us a minimum wage, it's a bleeding mess and we all know it.




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