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Ive been in the UK for 6 days to relocate and im going back to Poland.


Wroclaw Boy
13 Aug 2010  #1
Arrived last saturday and what an expensive learning curve its been, i came back to settle, even booked the flights for my family to come over next week. After 4 days i was convinced it was a bad idea.

What can i say the UK is not what it used to be, it is the same only a lot, lot worse. Theres no work, nobody has any money, everybody ive spoken to has said the same. Its all doom and gloom, i know ive complained a lot about Poland over the past few years but jeeze its better there than here IMO.

Just cant believe how bad this country (UK) is, foreigners everywhere and im not talking Poles and the scum society. Atleast Polish poor people have manners.

After four and a half years in Poland i feel more at home there than here.

Im coming back and i dont even care if its the harshest winter ever better that than the rat race here.

Just for the record i heard UK roads were bad but i never believed it till know, they are bad, not in a pot hole sense but just through wear and tear, the shopping centres are old and tired, so many issues.

This country has well and truly gone to the dogs. Dont even get me started on ugly overweight people, thats a whole new thread.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,445
13 Aug 2010  #2
sometimes it takes a trip to realize that we left the home behind.

welcome back.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
13 Aug 2010  #3
I have to say that the idea of going back to the UK does not appeal to me at all , in fact i am going further east to Russia....

I have not had an easy time in Poland...but i still prefer to be here than in the UK...
Seanus 15 | 19,707
13 Aug 2010  #4
Yeah, I made the big mistake of romanticising my trip back after Japan and it was the worst thing I could have done. Japan is 100 times the country Britain is.

More to follow, class now.
southern 75 | 7,102
13 Aug 2010  #5
In Greece the same.Absolute decline heading for collapse.I will help them collapse.
OP Wroclaw Boy
13 Aug 2010  #6
I have to say that the idea of going back to the UK does not appeal to me at all , in fact i am going further east to Russia....

I know and good luck to you, theres nothing here i had to see it/live it with my own eyes, the grass isnt greener, not here anyway.

Reminds me of an old post by Revokenice "how those bastards ever had an empire is a mystery".

The UK chopped my child benefit, ive paid taxes here my entire life even since ive lived in Poland, i always had a UK LTD company, im totally p1ssed right now. They can fcuk right off. Being British doesnt mean anything unless youre a foreigner, they (foreigners) work a few years and get child benefit for 16 years. I was honest and they now want the money back like £600, should have lied, but i shouldnt have to.

Its all wrong.
Avalon 4 | 1,068
13 Aug 2010  #7
Wroclaw Boy

"After 4 days i was convinced it was a bad idea."

WB, I have known this for years. Last time I went back was in April 2006, I was disgusted with it then. My partner and the kids want to go on holiday there but I keep putting them off. It would be like visiting a very sick friend, you want to remember them as they were, not see them as they as they are now.

Whenever I phone family and friends, they all say the same as you.
many, wish they were younger so that they could leave and start again. I feel so sorry for, those who have retired abroad and cannot now afford to stay in their new homes, they have no choice but to return and will suffer for many years because of the last government's incompetence, wrecking the economy and devaluing their pensions.

I think you are making the right decision, staying in Poland. The UK is going to be very unpredictable for a long while. Like you, I rant and rave about the lack of logic and common sense here, but, better the devil you know.
OP Wroclaw Boy
13 Aug 2010  #8
I think you are making the right decision, staying in Poland.

Thanks mate, im off to the pub now, getting ready for hitting the road again tomorrow, one of my mates is coming with me - LOL. Theres something about Europe which makes me feel at ease.

better the devil you know.

Indeed - wise words.....

See you in Polska.
time means 5 | 1,310
13 Aug 2010  #9
This country has well and truly gone to the dogs

A very recent and true story. A friend of my daughter who is serving in Afghanistan was recently caught in an IED explosion and luckily was not seriously injured. However he had to come back to the UK for an operation at the Uk hospital that the military use (In Birmingham)

On arrival at the airport the guy from the hospital who was picking him up asked him to change out of his uniform as there were large numbers of Asians living near the hospital and they didn't like soldiers. WTF!

He did however tell the guy to fcuk off.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
13 Aug 2010  #10
Ive been in the UK for 6 days to relocate and im going back to Poland.

Sorry to hear that, I know you had, for want of a better word a 'dream', and it is always horrid when dreams don't turn out.

i know ive complained a lot about Poland over the past few years but jeeze its better there than here IMO.

Oh, man, aphro's post says it all.
At least you haven't burnt any bridges and can come back with a renewed enthusiasm.
I know you mightn't want the silver lining speech but well it ain't all bad for you :)

I have known this for years. Last time I went back was in April 2006,

I remember you telling me about that and you have posted about it before too.
Your analogy of a sick friend is a good one, I may have to use that in the future.

This could turn out as one of the more positive threads (kinda) about Poland.
Pinching Pete - | 558
13 Aug 2010  #11
picking him up asked him to change out of his uniform as there were large numbers of Asians living near the hospital and they didn't like soldiers.

Bullsh/t.. in his own country? I'd kiss a baseball bat upside one of those clowns lips if they said anything about me and my unit.
time means 5 | 1,310
13 Aug 2010  #12
Bullsh/t.. in his own country?

Gospel truth my friend and i have heard of instances before, one guy was even abused whilst laying wounded in his bed by an Asian orderly ( due to cuts they share part of a NHS hospital)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
13 Aug 2010  #13
Asians living near the hospital and they didn't like soldiers.

Why would Asians not like soldiers?
time means 5 | 1,310
13 Aug 2010  #14
Asians not like soldiers?

Pakistani muslims.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
13 Aug 2010  #15
I have to say that the idea of going back to the UK does not appeal to me at all , in fact i am going further east to Russia....

Very ambitious, not afraid to start all over again, taking risks. This is what employers are looking for, good luck Wildover.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
13 Aug 2010  #17
Pakistani muslims.

Ah, okay.
I was thinking of the billions of Chinese and Indians and why would they have a problem.
But sure your not at war with them.

Is this about immigrants or about recession?
Avalon 4 | 1,068
13 Aug 2010  #18
Pinching Pete

Bullsh/t.. in his own country?

Some 15 years ago, I remember talking to a friend who was an ambulance driver. He had just been instructed by his superiors, not to use his siren in the St.Pauls area of Bristol as it might upset the residents of this predominently coloured, part of the city. "They might mistake it for a police siren and it could cause them to riot again."

The writing was on the wall and nobody bothered to read it. I pray that Poland is never that stupid.
This is one of the main reasons I left the UK 7 years ago and there is no way that I would want my new family to live there. It is safer in Poland, even with the Polish drivers.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
13 Aug 2010  #19
Very ambitious, not afraid to start all over again, taking risks. This is what employers are looking for,

After a lot of years riding and racing motorcycles , driving severe off road events , and being a soldier , moving to Russia does not seem in the least bit scarey...

My other half has already got me a good number of her business friends willing to pay for English conversation , and a sky diving school have already offered me a job as an instructor....

I am also a qualified motorcycle instructor , but i guess i am going to have to be fluent in Russian before i can do this in Moscow...

I am looking forward to it ... its gonna be great...
Seanus 15 | 19,707
13 Aug 2010  #20
You soon find out that the good things you were looking forward to hardly last long as novelties. It's far better to visit the UK once or twice a year and enjoy the good things then. I'll be doing that in October.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
13 Aug 2010  #21
WroclawBoy wrote:

After 4 days i was convinced it was a bad idea.

wow, talk about shite planning.

sooooo glad i'm not british.
Seanus 15 | 19,707
13 Aug 2010  #22
FUZZY, Americans get that too and I know a guy who is suffering in the States after returning from Poland. He just couldn't make the adjustment but, unlike WB, he cannot return to Poland for some time. Britain has become a country that cares little for its own. They bend over backwards for foreigners and I'm amazed every time I return at just how few Scots I see. They have the cheek to put across slogans like 2009: The Year of the Homecoming. Like WB, I know a guy here who has been making regular NI contributions yet he is entitled to feck all. He cannot even get benefits, that's how bad it is.
A J 4 | 1,089
13 Aug 2010  #23
Theres no work, nobody has any money, everybody ive spoken to has said the same. Its all doom and gloom, i know ive complained a lot about Poland over the past few years but jeeze its better there than here IMO.

Does that mean you understand some of my complaints you described as whining now? I was wondering why the hell you wanted to go back in the first place. I mean, you have a Polish wife, and it sounds like you've got plenty of stuff most people in England would be very content with.

:)
Pinching Pete - | 558
13 Aug 2010  #24
I remember talking to a friend who was an ambulance driver. He had just been instructed by his superiors, not to use his siren in the St.Pauls area of Bristol as it might upset the residents of this predominently coloured

one guy was even abused whilst laying wounded in his bed by an Asian orderly

Jeez Louise.. didn't know it was so bad.. Pis.ses me off hearing about it though. ;- U

I guess Poland would be better in some cases.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
13 Aug 2010  #25
This country has well and truly gone to the dogs. Dont even get me started on ugly overweight people, thats a whole new thread.

I remember having a thread saying the exact same when I came back over mate. The country has indeed gone to the dogs, manners are no longer part of being British...being British is no longer part of being British.

I toughed it up and accepted the way it has gone, but I still consider Poland as my home and cant wait to get back :)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,445
13 Aug 2010  #26
but I still consider Poland as my home and cant wait to get back :)

when are you going back?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
13 Aug 2010  #27
Hopefully if I complete everything at my Scottish work I will go back before the end of the year. My bosses in Krk are getting a little worried I might not be coming back at all :D I am almost a year now in the UK.
Seanus 15 | 19,707
13 Aug 2010  #28
The Poles are generally highly noble and I treat a lot of people here like my brothers. The respect they show when they play football is immense. I like the handshake thing here. I take their hand and smack it against my heart at the end of games and they don't maim you like some Scottish players I've seen. They can mouth a bit during games, but hey, we are guys and not flippin fairies. Banter is part of it!
plk123 8 | 4,150
13 Aug 2010  #29
This could turn out as one of the more positive threads (kinda) about Poland.

no kidding.. or uk bashing one which it is already but watch out for mr. crow. lol
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
13 Aug 2010  #30
It's not really UK bashing. I think it's just a case of WB and I having returned to our "homeland" to find things have moved on in a direction that we didn't expect. I still love my Scotland, Im sure WB love his England. But is that enough for us both wanting to make our homes here?


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