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Confused ... 1 yr London Vs Poland Base hiring


thecodergeek 5 | 31
19 Oct 2017 #1
Hello folks,

I need your valuable suggestion.. My employer trying to retain me by offering me London opportunity for 1 year . However i have base hiring opportunity with fortune 250 organization in poland.

London will offer around 50,000 GBP , In Poland its 11k PLN gross . I will stay in Poland only for 2-3 years and than back to my country .

so what should i do ? Confused :(

Thanks
Aquarian - | 21
19 Oct 2017 #2
whats your base country?
whats the purpose of staying in EU? Money ? or enjoying a peaceful life? or good career aftermath

If you can decide on these factors you can take decision by yourself
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
19 Oct 2017 #3
London will offer around 50,000 GBP , In Poland its 11k PLN gros

bit of a no brainer tbh
NoToForeigners 7 | 1,032
19 Oct 2017 #4
@rozumiemnic
If u need nothing more in life besides money
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
19 Oct 2017 #5
well i know what you are saying but you have to be realistic as well.
Besides a year in London is better experience for the old CV.
TicTacToe
21 Oct 2017 #6
50k in London is nothing...
cms 9 | 1,271
21 Oct 2017 #7
It is much higher than the median wage in London - which is 35k. With no kids you could live comfortably on that
Roger5 1 | 1,458
21 Oct 2017 #8
That's about 20,000 PLN per month. London is expensive, but I wouldn't call 50K GBP a year nothing.
PrinceDidier
21 Oct 2017 #9
Yes London is expensive but 50k is good salary for UK.
TicTacToe
21 Oct 2017 #10
After taxes 35k, housing costs in London are huge, then transport. I know a guy on 100k working in the city and even he says he struggles. London isn't the UK, it maybe in the UK.but does NOT represents the country as a whole.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
21 Oct 2017 #11
I know a guy on 100k working in the city and even he says he struggles

if someone on 100 k is struggling, then he probably has a coke habit or similar.
What nonsense.
cms 9 | 1,271
21 Oct 2017 #12
He probably has mortgage, nice car and kids at an expensive school plus skiing and a couple of weeks in France in which case he won't get much change from his 100k but it is not struggling as a Polish person would understand the term
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
21 Oct 2017 #13
nor most British people! I have never read such nonsense in all my life...100k and struggling...my heart bleeds for him.

'Struggling ' means there is no electric or food til payday, ffs.
TicTacToe
21 Oct 2017 #14
@rozumiemnic

No mortage, no kids. Rent £500 a week, taxes high. People think high earners live it up in London !.

Obviously there is a difference between the words struggling and destitute.

theguardian.com/housing-network/2017/apr/21/dont-feel-rich-on-70000-broken-housing-system-john-mcdonnell-labour-election
DominicB - | 2,678
21 Oct 2017 #15
Obviously there is a difference between the words struggling and destitute.

Someone without kids who is struggling on 100k GBP, even in London, is struggling exclusively with first world problems, the kind of problems most people in the world who are truly struggling long to have.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
21 Oct 2017 #16
50k in London is nothing...

Next time they will ask me for remuneration I will show them this screenshot ;)
SigSauer 4 | 413
22 Oct 2017 #17
I don't know why $100k has become the litmus test of being well off. The truth is its barely getting by in the major cities and the North East of the United States.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
22 Oct 2017 #18
The OP is talking about London. 50K there for a bachelor is good money.
cms 9 | 1,271
22 Oct 2017 #19
Median household incomes in the NE - Boston 68k, Philly 42k, DC 75k. So 100k is still a lot by US standards
Harry
22 Oct 2017 #20
if someone on 100 k is struggling, then he probably has a coke habit or similar.

Not at all, two kids at a good school will set you back a lot more than half of that amount a year.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
22 Oct 2017 #21
well then put them in a normal state school <shrugs> sets them up better for real life anyway,
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
22 Oct 2017 #22
anyway Harry lets say you had two daughters at an academic day school... that would cost just under 40 thousand,,, plenty left.,,
Harry
22 Oct 2017 #23
The best schools aren't day schools, or at least they aren't for somebody who lives in London. You won't get much change out of 40 grand for one kid at one of those schools.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
22 Oct 2017 #24
oh for goodnees sake Harry you have to get the last word dont you?
Frankly you are not the best ad for the boarding school.
100k is a good salary OK ? Anyone who says they have to send their children off to be abused at weird boarding schools, and so cannot afford to live, is an idiot,

I sent an example of the fees of the most successful girls day school in London, which is obviously good enough for an awful lot of people.

OP if I were you I would choose London, dont listen to people like Harry.
He has never lived in London and just likes arguing and showing off his superior knowledge.
Harry
22 Oct 2017 #25
Anyone who says they have to send their children off to be abused at weird boarding schools, and so cannot afford to live, is an idiot,

You might call them idiots, perhaps because you can't understand them, but some people do actually put their children first. I know one couple who sold their house and bought one less than half the size in order to keep paying the school fees.

In Poland its 11k PLN gross .

Where in Poland and on what basis would you be employed? That would net to about 9,000zl per month which will get you a much better standard of living than £35,000 in London. A decent one-bedroom flat in a good part of most cities in Poland is going to be about 1,800zl a month, so 20% of your net salary. In London you're looking at £1,500, so more than 50% of your net salary. Monthly travel pass in London can be over £300 a month depending on what zones you want (although it'll probably be more like £200), in Warsaw I pay 202zl net for a 90-day travel pass.
polishinvestor 1 | 362
22 Oct 2017 #26
Its not a question of boarding schools. A good private school, with an entrance exam attracts clearly the brightest pupils, but also better teachers as they will be paid a lot better and will get to work with kids that want to learn, rather than those that don't. It only takes one or two to hold the whole group back. Futhermore, the contacts you make there along with the after school network once you leave, means progressing in that city becomes so much easier.
Jaskier
22 Oct 2017 #27
I'm really suprised that someone who has the money to send a kid to a private posh school would have the cheek to say they are struggling
DominicB - | 2,678
23 Oct 2017 #28
Like I said, first world problems. Poor things! Makes me want to cry!
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,475
23 Oct 2017 #29
I don't know why $100k has become the litmus test of being well off.

It's because of the whole 'six figure' notion... In fact $100k in a city like NYC, London, Paris, etc keeps your head above water if you're married and have kids.... and barely at that.. It's a good salary for a single person but imo not for a family in such an expensive city. You'd get a heck of a lot more out of $50k in Poland than $100k in London.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
24 Oct 2017 #30
so what should i do ?

On both of those salaries you will be ok as a single guy as long as you don't have too many bad habits ;), that's not bad money at all, especially for Poland. I think your money will go further in Poland than in London mainly due to the differing costs of rent, but you may find it harder going in Poland where English is not as widely spoken.It will take longer than the 2-3 years you will be there for to learn Polish to any meaningful degree, the language is not as easy to pick up as English. Of course if you are working for an international company, you will probably meet lots of people who speak English. My personal feeling is that London would look better on a CV, but that's not necessarily a good enough reason for moving there! Good luck with whatever you decide.


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