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is 2500zl a fair enough wage for on average 50 hours a week (Poland)?


harford
21 Feb 2011 #1
Hi Im an englishman living in ostrzeszow,wlkp.i speak very little polish and im relatively un-skilled.ive recently been offered some work and the pay is 2500zl a month for around 50 hours a week.in england i wouldnt get out of bed for this but im told this is relatively good for here,what are your views? thanks in advance.
jonni 16 | 2,485
21 Feb 2011 #2
Before or after tax and what sort of work? Either way it isn't great, but in Ostrzeszow it's probably about par for the course.
OP harford
21 Feb 2011 #3
working as a builder and it would be after tax.as i said my polish is not good and im un-skilled so i dont know how many other opportunities im likely to be offered.
BBman - | 344
21 Feb 2011 #4
Many Poles earn about that little. I lived & worked in Poland in the recent pastandwould have never accepted a job for 2500zl/month but I have a good (in demand) educationandexperience.

Considering that you are

relatively un-skilled

and

speak very little polish

you should consider yourself lucky that someone has offered you employlemt. You are in no position to ask for more.

EDIT:

working as a builderandit would be after tax

Good pay based on your circumstances. Take itanddon't complain.
jonni 16 | 2,485
21 Feb 2011 #5
harford
That seems about right, in that case. In somewhere like Ostrzeszow, you should be able to live OK on that amount. Many people will be on less. You shouldn't worry about it too much, and good luck!
OP harford
21 Feb 2011 #6
Im not complaining in any way just seeking a second opinion,thanks for the help.
BBman - | 344
21 Feb 2011 #7
Did you actually think for a second that you should be paid more because you are English? Kinda sounds like it...
jonni 16 | 2,485
21 Feb 2011 #8
Kinda sounds like it...

No it doesn't. The guy's just asking if that's the going rate!
BBman - | 344
21 Feb 2011 #9
He knows very well what the going rate is, he lives in Poland and can use the internet.
jonni 16 | 2,485
21 Feb 2011 #10
He knows very well what the going rate is

Read his post.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
21 Feb 2011 #11
but im told this is relatively good for here

yup. 2500zl sounds good for small town. Do they offer any contract (temp)?
peterweg 37 | 2,320
21 Feb 2011 #12
I'd say its a very fair rate. Polish speaking with specialist mining equipment qualifications and my brother-in-law earns far less.
OP harford
21 Feb 2011 #13
i certainly do not believe i should be paid more because im English,what a stupid comment!im asking a second opinion because the only people ive spoke to until now are members of my partners family who are all very keen for us to stay here long term so could well be biased in what they are telling me.

Do they offer any contract (temp)?

yes

He knows very well what the going rate is, he lives in Poland and can use the internet.

i have lived in Poland for two weeks and im using the internet by being on this forum.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
21 Feb 2011 #14
yes

you were a very convincing candidate :)
Wroclaw Boy
21 Feb 2011 #15
I lived & worked in Poland in the recent past and would have never accepted a job for 2500zl/month but I have a good (in demand) education and experience.

Take it and don't complain.

Did you actually think for a second that you should be paid more because you are English?

He knows very well what the going rate is, he lives in Poland and can use the internet.

This guy is seriously irritating me. Reminds me of that other Polish Canadian that thought he knew everything - Polishcanuck.
OP harford
21 Feb 2011 #16
you were a very convincing candidate :)

I guess that "its not what you know but who you know" also applies in Poland
jonni 16 | 2,485
21 Feb 2011 #17
If anything, more so than in the UK.
poland_
21 Feb 2011 #18
I guess that "its not what you know but who you know" also applies in Poland

If you take the job Harford, at least its money in at the end of the month.
terrencekeenan 3 | 17
21 Feb 2011 #19
Sounds alright if your "other" works too - can't be too expensive living there. Looks like not a half bad place either.

On the other hand, if BBman is living there, I'd say forget it. Sounds like his great education and qualifications hasn't taught him not to be a jerk.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
21 Feb 2011 #20
I guess that "its not what you know but who you know" also applies in Poland

Indeed, very much so. Don't worry about the lack of qualifications - Poles pretend to be impressed by bits of paper, but what they're really impressed by is someone who can get the job done - on time and properly.

Sounds like his great education and qualifications hasn't taught him not to be a jerk.

By his constant anti-Brit rants, I'm guessing that he's full of nonsense. The fact that he's previously admitted to working as a Callan teacher tells you all you need to know about him ;)
rabidbavib - | 20
22 Feb 2011 #21
2500zl a month for around 50 hours

Spot on wage for labouring, 10zl hr cash is right for strong drunks so he obviously thinks higher of you, im paying the same hourly 12 for the labours ive got and theyre keen semi skilled nondrinkers, have heard of firms paying 5/6 for village lads, sometimes not paying at all. If your gonna stay might be worth taking a plastering corse in the uk. (couple of days) as they havent caught on to wet plastering here yet.(still scraping away for hours) you can bang a room out in half the time and earn twice the ammount (still nowhere near uk plastering price hence no competition) . good luck

(in demand)

is that why you moved
Wroclaw Boy
22 Feb 2011 #22
as they havent caught on to wet plastering here yet.(still scraping away for hours)

They do and the amount of dust that throws up.


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