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Moved to Warszawa (Warsaw) - Swedish/English speaking former IT-Consultant in need of some help/tips

sniXer Activity: 1 / 6
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2 Aug 2011  #1

Hello!

Me and my wife moved to Poland since she has started to study here. Iam currently employed at a company with Swedish roots.
But I am not working with my biggest interest IT and thats what i want.

Currently looking form all kinds of IT jobs in Warzsawa, my old job have been a pain in the neck to get anywhere close since i don't speak polish yet and as a consultant well communication is just a tiny bit important...

So anyone knows any IT company's employing english/swedish speaking guys like me? Good home pages?

And also if anyone is reading this best way to learn polish private lessons, company's? Dosen't have so many polish speaking friends yet so can't learn from them and at work we mostly speak Swedish :S

All kinds of tips and help is really appreciated!

Lyzko  
3 Aug 2011  #2

Just wondering where in Sweden you're from. I lived both in Sweden (Goteborg) and in Poland (Szczecin) for a short while, as well as In Germany (Hannover and Berlin) for somewhat longer.

English will probably get you around Poland much like Swedish would around Germany LOL
Best to learn most of the lingo on site, I'd say-:) A crash course beforehand though wouldn't hurt either.

Best of luck!

Merely a side point, but many older Poles, i.e. 50+, understand quite good German depending on the level of education. Same too with the Swedes, I found when I was living there. Often, I simply gave up trying English and used basic German. At least at the time, it worked quite nicely-:)

Poles look forward to Swedish and other business from the more prosperous countries of Northern Europe! Sadly, it's not the reverseLOL
EdWilczynski Activity: 3 / 98
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3 Aug 2011  #3

Hey sniXer

What is your skill set?
OP sniXer Activity: 1 / 6
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3 Aug 2011  #4

Thank you for you reply!

Lyzko: yeah noticed that too, my wife lived i Aachen germany for 5 year so she speaks german fluently so we have some luck with that tho, but i don't. I used to live i Linkoping. Yeah been checkin out some courses in polish. I have feel't the same way that you describe you are seen as a "respected" person immediately when you say you are Swedish and it has helped alot thats for sure!

Edwilczynski: i was specialized in support (Servicedesk) and Maintenance of servers, clients enviroment (W2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, AD, MS Exchange, SCCM, WMware, ITIL. Worked with different company's in various sizes from 10 clients up to 1000 clients. On smaller company i help with backup, VPN-tunnels well pretty much anything the needed help with.
pip Activity: 11 / 1,662
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3 Aug 2011  #5

maybe you could start a hockey league. we need that here.
OP sniXer Activity: 1 / 6
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3 Aug 2011  #6

oh you do hmmm. That would be really awesome where i come for we have a great hockey team ;)
Lyzko  
3 Aug 2011  #7

Thanks for your response[s], sniXer! Appreciate the feedback and look forward to sharing similar experiences in future (in either English or Swedish) --::))

By the way, I passed through Linkoping en route back to Denmark where I was vacationing. Heard it's one of the larger cities in Sweden, industrial and filled with transients of late. But this was in the late 80's. Is that still true?

Goteborg was the only city I actually spent any time in. I had friends living in the center of town, but I had no real chance to explore the rest of the country.
pip Activity: 11 / 1,662
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3 Aug 2011  #8

oh you do hmmm. That would be really awesome where i come for we have a great hockey team ;)

ha ha! where I come from we have better!! (of course Daniel Alfredsson is the captain!)
OP sniXer Activity: 1 / 6
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3 Aug 2011  #9

But this was in the late 80's. Is that still true?

yeah it still true Link÷ping its the 5th biggest city in sweden.

I have been a couple of times in G÷teborg but mainly to visit the big amusement park Liseberg. :)
EdWilczynski Activity: 3 / 98
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3 Aug 2011  #10

i was specialized in support (Servicedesk) and Maintenance of servers, clients environment ...

Do you have any of the various accreditation to with your experience?
ukpolska  
3 Aug 2011  #11

Set yourself up with a hoster and sell VPN's as there is still a market out there and easy money each month.
OP sniXer Activity: 1 / 6
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3 Aug 2011  #12

No havent any certificate in them only real work experience, worked for atea.com/Public/no-1/no-Main-menu/About-Atea/

The leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure and services. I am quite sure my old manager wouldent mind verify it.
Mussadiq Activity: - / 2
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4 Aug 2011  #13

Where are you based in poland, I know of a english company that is looking to set up in warsaw and needs software engineers. what is your expertise?

Salim
OP sniXer Activity: 1 / 6
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4 Aug 2011  #14

Mussadiq

i was specialized in support (Servicedesk) and Maintenance of servers, clients enviroment (W2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, AD, MS Exchange, SCCM, WMware, ITIL.
Lyzko  
4 Aug 2011  #15

Never made it over to Liseberg, unfortunately. Too busy trying to get a (Swedish-speaking) date LOL
Ever been to Kobenhavn's Tivoli aka Tivoli forlystelsespark? WOWWW!!!!

Please keep to the original topic. Thank you.
OP sniXer Activity: 1 / 6
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10 Aug 2011  #16

Merged: Moved to Warszawa Swedish/English speaking former IT-Consultant

Hello!

Me and my wife moved to Poland since she has started to study here. Iam currently employed at a company with Swedish roots.
But I am not working with my biggest interest IT and thats what i want.

Currently looking form all kinds of IT jobs in Warzsawa, my old job have been a pain in the neck to get anywhere close since i don't speak polish yet and as a consultant well communication is just a tiny bit important...

i was specialized in support (Servicedesk) and Maintenance of servers, clients enviroment (W2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, AD, MS Exchange, SCCM, WMware, ITIL. Worked with different company's in various sizes from 10 clients up to 1000 clients. On smaller company i help with backup, VPN-tunnels well pretty much anything the needed help with.

Reagards
translator Activity: - / 3
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10 Aug 2011  #17

Hi sniXer,

Could you send me PM and provide your mail address? I know American IT company in Warsaw which is looking for IT consultants. Polish is not required as our internal language is English. General technical skills are considered as plus: knowledge of db systems\sql or web and internet technologies. I can provide you with more details if you are interested.

Regards,

T.
Lyzko  
10 Aug 2011  #18

A word to the wise: Even when the "internal" language of a foreign-based (US) company is English, this rarely means that English is understood equally by all, native as well as non-native speaker-:)!

At learn the basics of the target language of the country in which you are being located, if for no other reason then plain respect, be it Poland, Estonia, Outer Mongolia or any other comparatively out-of-the-way place.

I could tell you stories from personal experience of American firms abroad where the office language was represented as English; the reality was, shall we say, somewhat different.
Luca  
8 Oct 2013  #19

Hello,
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wawa_marek Activity: 1 / 133
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9 Oct 2013  #20

Set yourself up with a hoster and sell VPN's as there is still a market out there and easy money each month.

You mean VPS? Yes it's still a market in Poland, but customers choose cheaper German / UK based locations.
Wlodzimierz Activity: 4 / 545
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9 Oct 2013  #21

Then I'm merely curious, wawa, is or isn't Poland an ideal choice for overseas firms wishing to establish start-ups abroad? I always believed Polish taxes on small companies were lower than in, say, Germany or Austria (not to even mention Sweden or Denmark, for instance)!

For a while, in but a completely different industry (namely film), Germany's studios in Berlin and Muenchen were outsourcing to Poland, as the latter was deemed more inexpensive, leading the term coined "Holly│ˇd╝", as £ˇd╝ was considered more cost-saving for German studios, i.e producers, always trying to save a Pfennig, 'scuse me, Euro:-)
rig1  
17 Jan 2017  #22

Merged:

Gdansk - Salary IT support nordic language



What┤s the expected salary?
Lyzko Activity: 11 / 2,472
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17 Jan 2017  #23

Which Nordic languages?
Lyzko Activity: 11 / 2,472
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17 Jan 2017  #24

Possible to work on a long-distance consulting basis? I'm an experienced translator, presently teaching ESL, based here in Fort Lee, New Jersey, with a fluent knowledge of Swedish and Danish.



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