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Jonahboy 1 | -
24 Oct 2012 #1
I've been living with polish people, hungarians and slovakians for some time (I'm Engish) after returning from a teaching job in south east Asia. There are thousands of Poles that live within the Birmingham area and most are working. It simple to become a full-time employee here at this time as we slowly come out of a recession and reach for a stronger more secure future. I understand the reason for foreigners arriving at our shores that search for work because the rates of pay are higher and the movement to secure a healthier finacial future lies within reach. Infact there is a minimum wage in the UK that businesses have to abide by which allows a fair salary structure for everyone including UK residents. Infact you'll be earning the same if not more depending on where you work. Most Polish come here and sign up with employment agencies regardless of education or background, there is employment for everyone. The only need is to speak a little English as businesses are in need of at least a basic form of communication. The employment procedures couldn't be easier with Poland been in the EU and most speaking basic English. I have lot's of Polish friends that have worked here in Birmingham because the house I live in is a shared accomodation that host many polish people, even double rooms are available at a slightly higher rate. Infact the landlord and owner of the house I live in has 40 houses around the Birmingham area that host many Polish people that work here.

Polish workers here recieve a national health number meaning if there is a health issue, free treatment from doctors and hospitals can be obtained. Visa requirements isn't a problem because Poland are in the EU (European Union) so no need to apply for a work permit. So if your arriving or thinking about a working holiday to Birmimngham you can talk with me and get some idea of where to stay. I enjoy been in a multi cultural environment and have lived with many europeans from different countries. I have travelled to 28 countries and over 60 cities over the years learning about cultues, religeons and environments. So if you thinking about coming to Birmingham give us a shout on this thread.
Orpheus - | 114
25 Oct 2012 #2
returning from a teaching job in south east Asia

What were you teaching?
milky 13 | 1,657
25 Oct 2012 #3
It simple to become a full-time employee here at this time as we slowly come out of a recession

Is England coming out of recession? Link??
Appleby 1 | 25
25 Oct 2012 #4

- "Britain's double-dip recession ended today with GDP growth in the third quarter higher than expected at 1pc, according to official data from the Office for National Statistics.:
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
25 Oct 2012 #5
What were you teaching?

English. Haven't you seen his spelling and grammar? ;)

Though it's obvious that his thread is not simply about Poles in the UK, but is actually a thinly-disguised attempt to get more tenants for his landlord.
Orpheus - | 114
25 Oct 2012 #6
I'm Engish

I doubt that.
pawian 218 | 22,823
6 Aug 2023 #7
Poles living in the United Kingdom,nId,6947356

Interesting remarks by Polish immigrants on brexit and its catastrophic results in an extensive overview:

For the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU, Bloomberg Economics has prepared an extensive analysis of the situation. The authors' calculations show that each year the UK loses £100 billion on its decision , or exactly EUR 116 billion (at the exchange rate of August 6, 2023).

Adhering to this metaphor, although it's been 3.5 years since the divorce, the United Kingdom , which is seeking an end to its marriage , is unable to list the tangible benefits of ending its relationship with the European Union . - Even those who are still convinced of it cannot defend it with strong arguments - says Kaja Kunz, a 36-year-old Polish woman living in Edinburgh and previously in London , in an interview with Interia . - Whoever I talk about it, we only exchange knowing glances that say: what the hell was it for?! Today, hardly anyone admits that they voted for Brexit. One can even get the impression that it is not known how the UK left the EU - he says.

This is confirmed by another of our interlocutors. Ewelina Gargała is 29 years old, has been living in London for five years and works in strategic consulting. When we ask her how the British view Brexit after 3.5 years , she answers: - The vast majority of people who participated in the referendum and voted for leaving the EU had no knowledge or awareness of the consequences it would have in the future. This was confirmed by several of my friends whose family members voted for Brexit .

Hard data leaves no illusions, but these are not just numbers detached from everyday reality. Their impact on the lives of residents of the United Kingdom is confirmed by Interia's interlocutors who have been living in the UK for years.In the foreground, as in Poland, high prices stand out, which in the UK is referred to as the "cost of living crisis" . - This is currently the main political and economic topic, the so-called hot topic, but also discussed in market analyzes or, especially, in everyday conversations of people - says Ewelina Gargała, a Pole living in London, to Interia.- Brexit has hit the British wallets very hard. Real estate prices, rental costs, service prices, many everyday products have increased. We spend the same as before, and you can buy much less than before Brexit - admits Kaja Kunz, a Pole living and working in Edinburgh. As he adds, Brexit has had the greatest impact on the cost of living, and, compounded by inflation, weak wage growth, the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine , it has made "prices in the UK a massacre" .

Kaja gives an example from her life. She and her wife are just moving. The house near Edinburgh, which they had rented for two years, cost them £800 a month. Now the owners have put it for rent for £1,150, an increase of almost 50 per cent. Another of our interlocutors, Ewelina, also points to the problem with the availability of flats . As he says, a large increase in interest rates and the amount of loan installments, combined with a shortage of apartments on the market, have made finding "own F" at an acceptable price almost a miracle.

Luke1410 - | 172
6 Aug 2023 #8
Bloomberg economics... about as neutral as RT
pawian 218 | 22,823
6 Aug 2023 #9
Interesting remarks by Polish immigrants on brexit

Both of our interlocutors add that the effects of Brexit can also be felt in everyday life, for example when visiting a store. And it's not just about the prices of products, but also about their availability. - The key word here is shortage - says Ewelina. - A shortage of products. After Brexit, you could often come across empty shelves, which was unheard of before. This had a very strong impact on consumer behavior, people in panic bought everyday items from stores en masse - he recalls.- It often happens that some products are missing in stores - confirms Kaja. - For example, vegetables: peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers - he enumerates. And he adds: - Food banks , i.e. places where you can get free food, have also become something common . It used to be used only by the poorest people, today it is used by more and more people, often even those who would not be suspected of it.

Our interlocutor also admits that the British were shocked by the difficulties with travel caused by Brexit. After leaving the EU, they can stay in the Community for no longer than three months, and when traveling around EU countries, they often have to go through many formalities - fill out additional documents, show return tickets, prove that they have enough financial resources to cover their stay.A similar surprise for the British was how the costs of sending and receiving parcels from EU member countries increased due to customs duties and additional charges . The same with the mobile phone. - Some networks charge extra when crossing the EU border. Not every operator automatically offered "full coverage" when traveling to the EU - we hear from Ewelina.

Kaja emphasizes that the negative effects of Brexit democratically affected everyone. - The situation has gotten much worse. The whole society suffers cross-sectionally - from the poorest to those really well-off, who also strongly complain about living more modestly than before - he says. As always, however, it hit the poorest hardest: - In London you feel like an immigrant at every step. You seem to have this great, wonderful world next to you, which is at your fingertips, but in fact you have no access to it and you can only watch.

Empty shelves remind of communist times

Luke1410 - | 172
6 Aug 2023 #10
Wtf is an interlocutor? Are we living in Star Trek world now?

There's no problem with empty shelves either, I mean if you are going to post empty shelf propaganda, make it the whole aisle you sad acts!
pawian 218 | 22,823
6 Aug 2023 #11
is an interlocutor?

It is a person you are talking to. Is it a too difficult term for you??? :):):)

make it the whole aisle

The whole aisle was in communist times. But a few empty shelves in such a country as GB are enough to arouse interest.

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