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Moving to Krakow from London, worrying about finding a job


CheFinny 5 | 45
6 Feb 2010 #1
Hello, this is my first on this website and it would be great to get some replies.

I am planning to move over to Krakow in the next few months from London.
Although I am originally from Belfast, Ireland I have been living away from home for seven years, so i am not really worried about relocating and meeting new people. I already know a few Polish people.

I am worried about finding work though. It seems that every person from an English speaking country does a TEFL course and becomes a teacher!! Although I have heard it is financially rewarding I would like to know what the other options are. I am a fully qualified Journalist here in the UK, are their any English language media sources in Poland? I also have a law degree but not being a trained lawyer in the UK i dont thinkk I would be able to work in Poland.

How much will a studio flat in a decent area cost me. I know living with people is a cheaper option but i have done the houseshare thing for ages. I also want a bit of space for me and the ladyfriend. Realistically what can i expect to live off? I dont mind living cheaply but the odd piwo is a must. Also what are Polish landlords generally like about having puppies on their property.

Do you think i will have any problems because I am from the north of Ireland? I know some Polish people were treated horribly by some protestants in Belfast. Will i be subject to abuse because of this?

Also does anybody know a good boxing club in Krakow??
amt0604ie - | 14
6 Feb 2010 #2
was in krakow there last weekend. had plans to move over and live with the girlfriend but finally got a job in dublin (after nearly a year) and as it's a nine month contract will stay and look at moving later on in the year.

my plan was to teach english if i couldnt get an english speaking accounting job with one of the multi-nationals.
say you'll need polish to work if you don't plan on teaching english. most of the younger generation seem to speak english and heard plenty of irish, british and american accents but defo should learn the language if you plan to live there.

i thought it was dirt cheap there €2 for strong local beer and 40c for 1.5l of water.
didnt come across any problems while there (albeit only for five days) but culturally somethings will take alot of getting used to.
poles have serious staring problems, the old adage of it being rude to stare obviously doesnt hold true there, and don't expect much interaction let alone a smile when it comes to customer service. don't think they mean to be rude though it's just the way they are.

north of Ireland?

nice one!
OP CheFinny 5 | 45
6 Feb 2010 #3
Yeah it is dirt cheap but I'm sure that changes when you are earning Zloty. I have a bit of basic Polish picked up from the gf.

I havent noticed the staring issue before and in terms of customer service if you give them a smile you usually get one back.
THE HITMAN
6 Feb 2010 #4
Do you think i will have any problems because I am from the north of Ireland?

YES.
convex 20 | 3,928
6 Feb 2010 #5
I know some Polish people were treated horribly by some protestants in Belfast.

...depends, do you look like a protestant?
dtaylor5632 18 | 1,999
6 Feb 2010 #6
I know some Polish people were treated horribly by some protestants in Belfast.

Not really, wasn't it the CIRA who ordered the killings of some local Poles in N.I?
OP CheFinny 5 | 45
6 Feb 2010 #7
Do you think i will have any problems because I am from the north of Ireland?

Does it not count for anything that i once stabbed one of them for abusing Artur Boruc while we were watching a Celtic/Rangers game?
dtaylor5632 18 | 1,999
6 Feb 2010 #8
I think that just sums up the kinda guy u are then. Sad, please come to Krakow :)
wildrover 98 | 4,436
6 Feb 2010 #9
i once stabbed one of them

Isn,t that illegal....even at football matches...?
convex 20 | 3,928
6 Feb 2010 #10
There's an exception in place for old firm matches.
Think Twice
6 Feb 2010 #11
I also have a law degree

What side of the fence are you on ?
EchoTheCat - | 137
6 Feb 2010 #12
...depends, do you look like a protestant?

What the protestant looks like ???

The CIRA didnt order the murder of any Poles.

Do not listen that. You are welcome in Krakow :) But I'm afraid you will have to be a teacher in the beginning unless you are working in IT.
convex 20 | 3,928
6 Feb 2010 #13
What the protestant looks like ???

that's the point :)
EchoTheCat - | 137
6 Feb 2010 #14
Ufff I thought they have "I hate pope" burned on their foreheads ;))
easybabe - | 14
18 Feb 2010 #15
bring some extra blankets with u....too cold here most of the time snow from the last two months.
wildrover 98 | 4,436
19 Feb 2010 #16
snow from the last two months.

Aha...thats what it is thats two feet deep on my farm...we don,t get stuff like this back in the UK...?


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