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You gotta be a little bit of a gangster to make any money in Poland

12 Apr 2019 #1
Anyone agree? I mean unless you speak and write the language well in addition to English fluently or say german, its not enough. There is just too much competition and people who know multiple languages or are sent him from companies abroad they are already tied to or have connection to or simply so many people with masters and Ph.Ds here that unless you feel like going to school forever, and it is harder s you get older, it is hard to compete or land anything solid and not be treated like some mule or punk and be able to at least work remotely some of the time.

So I say you gotta be a little gangster or youre gonna be living miserably here. Like you gotta hustle and convince companies or people to pay you by hand or under the table instead of the company you work for fully. Like if youre a journalism grad or writer a hustle would be to take money form companies rather in addition or most likely as the only source of income as media companies dont pay anymore to write about their products or something.

Thats where my idea of Yelp reviews came in. Teaching English is ridiculous here even private lessons you usually have to prepare for and how much time in the day are you gonna waste doing that without even getting paid just for one person you have to talk a straight hour to. Thats not a real future either.

I think you just have to be a little gangster kind of like in the east where everyone including Putin is a gangster.
Lyzko 42 | 9,499
12 Apr 2019 #2
Poland is scarcely alone in her Black Market past!

The same proviso of your title thread might just as easily extend to most of Italy, indeed much more so.
Knowing Polish of course is a forgone conclusion. German might help around academic circles, as would
English in an even more limited capacity, outside of course the elite centers of the hospitality industry
eager for US dollars.
jon357 74 | 22,777
12 Apr 2019 #3
just for one person you have to talk a straight hour to

It's more that you don't talk to them for an hour.
Dirk diggler 10 | 4,572
12 Apr 2019 #4
You have to be a hustler everywhere if you want to actually make some decent money and not live paycheck to paycheck. It's the same whether youre in the USA or China or Poland.

without even getting paid just for one person you have to talk a straight hour to. Thats not a real future either.

Of course it's not much of a future if you're doing it 1 on 1 with some high school or college kids just to make the equivalent of 15 20 bucks. If you incorporate and know how to get contracts you can teach groups like say a corporation sends a group of workers to brush up on english. That's the only way it can be somewhat lucrative but even then very very few English tutors are able to fill a full 40 plus hour week with group and individual lessons. But if you can land decent paying group lessons then you can make atleast the equivalent of a grand a week
13 Apr 2019 #5
Here is a question to you Dirk: Yesterday I went to this pub in the old town region where this bartender got very disrespectful with me. He even threatened me physically because I did not nicely ask him for a beer but said can I have that one. What would you do in that situation and what should I do next time someone tries to take out their frustration on their job on me? Should I have just fought him inside the abr and risked the other bartender or bartenders jumping me? called him outside? kick him in the face after he fallsand get out of there after throwing a boxing co,bo? or just fight fair with some stupid rules like let him get up and risk it taking too long and getting jumped? or ignore it and elt him get away with it and commute working like nothing happened? or snitch on him by calling the bar and asking to speak with owner..and the funny thing that same bar the other bar tender tried to rip me off giving me the wrong change once and they dont like it if you pay by credit. they stare at you weird or mike snide comments all the time. I am wuite sure they got some hussle going on thr side too.

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Dirk diggler 10 | 4,572
13 Apr 2019 #6
I don't really deal with that. If anything its more poor service due to laziness and/or ineptitude which to me is just as bad as being rude. If I'm eating somewhere and they take super long or do some **** like bring the appetizer and dinner at the same time or the dinner the same time as the soup/salad that really pisses me off mainly because I use to wait tables when I was in high school and i'd never do that. Sometimes i'll ask to speak to the manager depending on the place and if i feel ill get something out of it like the dinner for free or whatever. if it's at a mcdonalds and the manager is only a few iq points above the worker its not worth it. Most people that act that rude, lazy, etc. only do so because they expect people not to react and take it. You got to call them out on it. I wouldn't recommend reacting violently in that kind of situation. There's a place and time for violence, that's not one of them.
Lyzko 42 | 9,499
13 Apr 2019 #7
Bribery, favors trading and the like has been common along the Old Silk Road for thousands of years. Today, we know it under the
name "corruption", and once more, scarcely limited to Poland or the former Eastern Block.
14 Apr 2019 #8
Ok, the thing is Dirk, this guy said something to me like I should say po prosze to him instead of can I have or czy mogę dostać like that makes a difference? I doubt any other patrons there talk to him like he expects them to or at least wanted me to. I really think he was frustrated maybe bored or not wanting to work that night or simply someone else was rude to him and he wanted to take it out on me. The fact he threatened me or said if I talk like that I can get my ass kicked or some little comment alone should have got me hot and to call him out on it. But I am smart now from my experiences in the usa I know that I never do anything in a crowded place where I am outnumbered particularly a bar possibly full of lairs and cowards that would support him if he got glassed or something (like what I did in California). So I am thinking of walking by there at night and if he is on a smoke break outside alone then make my move and stomp him a couple times than run. Then he would see his words have meaning and threatening someone doesn't go unchallenged and he would see who would be the one who got their ass kicked for simply trying to take his **** out on me for no reason. What do you think?

On another topic, what is your opinion of Bitcoin. It seems to be going up again? You think now is the time to invest? I got a little hustle going where I actually found out how to accept payments via bitcoin and have 400 bucks sitting there that actually grew a bit in one. I am thinking Ethereum too. Also, isnt it tax free in Poland investing in crypto?
Dirk diggler 10 | 4,572
15 Apr 2019 #9
Idk I can't obviously recommend you act violently for obvious reasons. If you do just be prepared to face the consequences should they arise. Then again in Poland people arent crazy about calling the cops for stupid little fights like in the USA especially California. It's a normal sight seeing dudes whooping on each other as the clubs are getting out and most people don't pay them any mind. But during the daytime in a cafe or bar that's a different story

I sold all my btc over year ago. I can't with sound mind buy much of something that was 300% higher when I sold it around Nov Dec 2017. Maybe one or two for ***** and giggles but I wouldn't recommend buying a lot of them. The btc fad is over.

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