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General differences between Poland and the USA?


lorito - | 17
31 May 2013 #121
Ooooo you guys gotta get aproved by the docs too miss work??

If you are not taking one of the 33 days of holidays we have yes.

I think it's actually quiet much better than checking your sick days + holidays to decide if you can get sick or not.
jon357 67 | 16,836
31 May 2013 #122
Well isnt that basically the same as when gas stations give you a semi lower cost on gas if you pay with cash.

A 'semi lower cost'????
Either the cost is lower or it is not lower.

According to Wikipedia, the incarceration rate in the US is the highest in the world

According to some of the trolls here, the 'American way' is supposed to be a success. So why has this situation arisen?
mochadot18 15 | 241
31 May 2013 #123
A 'semi lower cost'????
Either the cost is lower or it is not lower.

That's a fine way to say, that it's lower but not by much, maybe at most 10 or so cents per gallon. But usually more like only 2 or 3 cents cheaper.

Only after she has been hugged, kissed and welcomed do they turn to him.

You guys hug and kiss strangers upon meeting them???? Is that like how i hear the French kiss you on each cheek when meeting people?? Lol
jon357 67 | 16,836
31 May 2013 #124
That's a fine way to say, that it's lower but not by much

Thinking about it, yes, it is :-)

You guys hug and kiss strangers upon meeting them???? Is that like how i hear the French kiss you on each cheek when meeting people?? Lol

Higher up the social ladder in Poland people often do that. hand kissing in some parts of the country too!
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
31 May 2013 #125
You guys hug and kiss strangers upon meeting them????

Not strangers, but when long-lost relatives turn up on the doorstep of their Old Country relatives, that is the treatment they can expect. In Poland, the triple-barrelled kiss is the norm for males and females alike. .
mochadot18 15 | 241
31 May 2013 #126
Thinking about it, yes, it is :-)

LOL :)

triple-barrelled kiss

What's that??

incarceration rate in the US is the highest in the world.

Part of that is due too. The practice of imposing longer prison sentences on repeat offenders is common in many countries but the three-strikes laws in the U.S. with mandatory 25 year imprisonment - implemented in many states in the 1990s - is very extreme compared to countries in Europe.

Interesting though is that. According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) non-Hispanic blacks accounted for 39.4% of the total prison and jail population in 2009.[27] According to the 2009 census of the US Census Bureau blacks (including Hispanic blacks) comprised 13.6% of the US population. Witch accounted for 841,000 Blacks in prison. While White Americans (non-Hispanic/Latino and Hispanic/Latino) comprise 72% share of the U.S. population, according to the 2010 US Census. Witch accounted for 693,800 whites in prison. This is for males.

triple-barrelled kiss

What's that???
cokeistheway - | 2
2 Jun 2013 #127
Well my question is in movie theaters do you guys have movies in English???
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
2 Jun 2013 #129
It's called 'z dubelt├│wki' (double.-barrelled) but in reality one cheek is kissed once and the other twice.
mochadot18 15 | 241
2 Jun 2013 #130
What about tv channels if your staying at a hotel??? Cause I know even when I go to Canada too some parts its almost all in French.

Also are hotel in Poland like the ones in the U.S are they based on the 5 start rating, and do they hold up to the same standard 5 starts being really great????
skrud
2 Jun 2013 #131
Some parts in Canada is almost all French? No , one part in Canada is French and that is Quebec , pretty much rest of Canada dont give a crap about French or their tv channels .Although Canada has two official languages ( mostly goverment offices ) majority of population does not speak French .

BTW :)
mochadot18 15 | 241
2 Jun 2013 #132
Yes sorry that is what I meant lol I just remember going up for hockey tournaments as a kid and not being able to find any shows I'd want too watch, they were in French lol.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
2 Jun 2013 #133
The only one that seems doubtful is the one about employment. If Poland has 14% unemployment and the US is 7%, why is there a greater chance of being employed in Poland?
Ironside 50 | 10,902
2 Jun 2013 #134
If Poland has 14% unemployment a

If those two to three million Poles who moved recently form Poland would have returned home, unemployment would be about 30%.
cokeistheway - | 2
3 Jun 2013 #135
If Poland has 14% unemployment

Does Poland have a lot of hobos??
jkb - | 198
3 Jun 2013 #136
If Poland has 14% unemployment and the US is 7%, why is there a greater chance of being employed in Poland?

Depends on your industry.

Also, a large part of unemployment in Poland is purely on paper for benefits purposes.
Ironside 50 | 10,902
3 Jun 2013 #137
Also, a large part of unemployment in Poland is purely on paper for benefits purposes.

Anyway do you have any statistic to support your claim or you are just making it up as you go.

Depends on your industry.

Industry of brown-nosing?
jkb - | 198
3 Jun 2013 #138
Go to your nearest PUP and check out the pinboard. Interesting, a lot of positions, not a lot of people willing to fill them.

Industry of brown-nosing?

Is this what you're doing?
grspring 11 | 56
3 Jun 2013 #139
5th would be lower tolerance of especially older people.

My in-laws always told me that older people were respected more so in Poland than in the US. What I have not seen in Poland are fat people getting around on little electric scooters.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
3 Jun 2013 #140
Also, a large part of unemployment in Poland is purely on paper for benefits purposes.

Indeed, you get your healthcare paid that way for the entire family. Meanwhile, you can carry on working as before, safe in the knowledge that it is common practice and that no-one is likely to find out.
Ironside 50 | 10,902
3 Jun 2013 #141
Go to your nearest PUP and check out the pinboard. Interesting, a lot of positions, not a lot of people willing to fill them.

Must be crappy and low payed jobs.

Is this what you're doing?

I don't have the right constitution but feel free and be industrious to your heart content.
jkb - | 198
4 Jun 2013 #142
Must be crappy and low payed jobs.

You want a better paid job? Go get some education. Learn something useful. There's plenty of people who decide to graduate from unis, studying completely useless stuff, such as: philology/classics, political science or management/administration. Then they are surprised there are no jobs waiting for them. Duh?

jkb: Is this what you're doing?
I don't have the right constitution but feel free and be industrious to your heart content.

Well thank you. Weird, I never had issues finding a job, and I worked since I was 16. Think about it when you collect your next unemployment check, funded with my tax money.
Ironside 50 | 10,902
4 Jun 2013 #143
You want a better paid job? Go get some education. Learn something useful. There's plenty of people who decide to graduate from unis, studying completely useless stuff, such as: philology/classics, political science or management/administration. Then they are surprised there are no jobs waiting for them. Duh?

What it has to do with the fact that there are few and far between well paid jobs in Poland. If in Poland there are no takers that must be really crappy job and low paid as well. You are talking like a selfish prick, assuming the worst about people.

The Next step if someone get rapped it must be her fault.

Well thank you. Weird, I never had issues finding a job, and I worked since I was 16

Good for you. So what?

Think about it when you collect your next unemployment check,

Excuse me? :D
Think about that when you brown nose someone or put an envelope onto somebody's desk. There are plenty is high brown talking loudly selfs made great macho -types If one wouldn't know better and just listen to their bragging then you would think that are hard worn king industrious, talented individuals with a drive.

Well maybe there are some people like that - but very few of them in Poland were successful.
Do you what to know why I know that you are not one of those?
Because you are full of contempt and you are blaming people for their misfortunes and lacks.
A real McCoy would have been more forgiving and humble.
You sir are just one of those - whatever it takes types - that is not cool or cute no more.
grspring 11 | 56
4 Jun 2013 #144
It's amazing how quickly a conversation on the internet can deteriorate to a third grade level.
jkb - | 198
5 Jun 2013 #145
What it has to do with the fact that there are few and far between well paid jobs in Poland. If in Poland there are no takers that must be really crappy job and low paid as well.

Right. It must be the job's fault. I'm not assuming anything about anyone, just making an observation how young people have such a big problem with unemployment, yet decide to gain knowledge in completely unpractical fields. Note that while official data shows unemployment rate at around 14 percent, that rate among graduating students is estimated at around 30%.

The Next step if someone get rapped it must be her fault.

Far from it. I'm nowhere near this conservative way of thinking.

jkb: Well thank you. Weird, I never had issues finding a job, and I worked since I was 16
Good for you. So what?

Yes, good for me. Scroll up and read.

Think about that when you brown nose someone or put an envelope onto somebody's desk.

You and your brown nosing. Do you really think that's the only way to get somewhere? Or by "putting an envelope onto somebody's desk"?

Well maybe there are some people like that - but very few of them in Poland were successful.

Well, then I'm glad I don't live in Poland anymore.

Do you what to know why I know that you are not one of those?

Not really. Also, you don't know me.

Because you are full of contempt and you are blaming people for their misfortunes and lacks.

Sometimes. Only when they are at fault, though.

You sir are just one of those - whatever it takes types - that is not cool or cute no more.

A "whatever it takes type"? I'm just a working man.
Ironside 50 | 10,902
5 Jun 2013 #146
Right. It must be the job's fault. I'm not assuming anything about anyone, just making an observation how young people have such a big problem with unemployment, yet decide to gain knowledge in completely unpractical fields. Note that while official data shows unemployment rate at around 14 percent, that rate among graduating students is estimated at around 30%.

you are mixing here two issues. Education choices of young people and the fact that SOME jobs are not attractive enough for Poles where only 60% people aged between18-64.

When the job is shtte its not OK to blame it on people.

You and your brown nosing. Do you really think that's the only way to get somewhere? Or by "putting an envelope onto somebody's desk"?

Not only but in Poland almost obligatory. Look at those who didn't like Kluska.

Well, then I'm glad I don't live in Poland anymore.

So what are you talking about?

A "whatever it takes type"? I'm just a working man.

Selfish, and anti-social.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
5 Jun 2013 #147
The universities are also to blame for opening endless new "directions" that offer a straight route to unemployment.

I don't think it's much of a secret anywhere in the world that someone graduating from a "useless" subject without work experience is heading straight to the unemployment office. I'm always amazed how Polish students take off at the slightest hint of a holiday, or how they return home to the village rather than spending weekends working and gaining experience.

You and your brown nosing. Do you really think that's the only way to get somewhere? Or by "putting an envelope onto somebody's desk"?

I never needed to suck up or pay someone to get a job. Ironside's been gone from Poland for years, things have changed.

A "whatever it takes type"? I'm just a working man.

Likewise. But I never blamed anyone but myself for when I screwed up.
jkb - | 198
5 Jun 2013 #148
When the job is shtte its not OK to blame it on people.

I'm not mixing anything up. You do realize that the fact that there are no good jobs for a lot of people is a direct consequence of choices these people made in their lives, right? I'm not saying all, but a lot.

jkb: You and your brown nosing. Do you really think that's the only way to get somewhere? Or by "putting an envelope onto somebody's desk"?

Not only but in Poland almost obligatory. Look at those who didn't like Kluska.

You do realize it's been over 10 years and we're in 2010's now? I also hope you do realize things change rapidly in a young democracy? When was the last time you actually lived in Poland? You sound like you have absolutely no knowledge of this country's current state of affairs. So either you've been living abroad for an extended amount of time or living under a rock for the past decade to say the least.

jkb: Well, then I'm glad I don't live in Poland anymore.
So what are you talking about?

I'm talking about my homeland. The country that I lived majority of my life in, that I moved out of relatively recently, but where I still conduct business and pay my taxes.

jkb: A "whatever it takes type"? I'm just a working man.

Selfish, and anti-social.

More like self-assured and realistic.

The universities are also to blame for opening endless new "directions" that offer a straight route to unemployment.

Don't blame the universities - they simply provide another service. Blame the people who willingly made a terrible choice of choosing a bad field of study. If you go to a store and buy something you know will be completely useless to you, are you gonna blame the store for offering it?

I don't think it's much of a secret anywhere in the world that someone graduating from a "useless" subject without work experience is heading straight to the unemployment office. I'm always amazed how Polish students take off at the slightest hint of a holiday, or how they return home to the village rather than spending weekends working and gaining experience.

Exactly. It seems that the current generation of graduates lacks the will for self-improvement and expects everything to be served to them on a silver platter.

I never needed to suck up or pay someone to get a job. Ironside's been gone from Poland for years, things have changed.

And neither did I. By making correct choices, I have the luxury of choosing my employers now. If I can, why can't others?
mochadot18 15 | 241
5 Jun 2013 #149
What I have not seen in Poland are fat people getting around on little electric scooters.

HAHAHAHA Everyday here hahaha

Also question does Poland count Discouraged workers into their unemployment rates???? Because the U.S does not.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
5 Jun 2013 #150
Unfortunately, child obesity is on the rise in Poland according to TV news reports. In fact, the increase is much faster than elsewhere in the EU. It's probably a combination of junk food, hours in front of the computer and parents providing written excuses for their kids to sit out PT at school.


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