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What Jobs are there in Poland for an Englishman besides teaching english?


Glim 5 | 30    
19 Feb 2008  #1
Im not too fond of living in my country at the moment.

does anyone have any information on jobs i could do in Poland that doesnt include teaching?

Anyone got any stories on moving to poland and securing work

any info on technnical side of things permit etc...

Much apprieciated

:-D
finT 12 | 167    
19 Feb 2008  #2
Hate to say it Glim but there is NOTHING! I been in this position here in Poland for five years, I speak fluent Polish, educated to degree level and because I know nothing about business, banking or IT am basically f*cked in Polska. Still here because of my wife but jeez it's awful having nothing to occupy ones time. I've even tried asking in pubs and restaurants as I'm willing to work for crap money just to have something to do but nobody wants a foreigner working in their establishment, in fact many people get annoyed that you're trying to take jobs away from Poles. Only real option is if you have any money you can start your own business here. Sorry about the 'moaning' mate!
OP Glim 5 | 30    
19 Feb 2008  #3
its a shame..

my GF gets run down occasionally about people in the UK complaining about 'poles taking our jobs' in massive numbers, but its the same in Poland but without the same amount of numbers..

Shame, such a beautiful country, i'd love to live there...
LondonChick 31 | 1,134    
19 Feb 2008  #4
What's your background? I know quite a few Journalists / Writers who work for English language publications in Poland.
OP Glim 5 | 30    
19 Feb 2008  #5
Well, this is an added complication. I dont have anything on paper that would demonstrate an ability to work as a writer for a publication. I have bucket loads of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and learn quickly.

Not enough to secure a job considering the current economic and cultural situation in Poland.

What about Norway??
zion 16 | 168    
19 Feb 2008  #6
If the pic your avatar is you forget it you will get no work no where !!!!
special not in Norway who will give a job for a guy that only know English has no qualification and looks like a fool !!!!
OP Glim 5 | 30    
19 Feb 2008  #7
Your right.. there has to be another way.. Hmmm..

*scratches head and thinks*...
gemini 1 | 21    
20 Feb 2008  #8
Why not start your own business in Poland?
Tommy    
20 Feb 2008  #9
does anyone have any information on jobs i could do in Poland that doesnt include teaching?

If you spoke a little Polish, you know, with a funny accent and amusingly twisted vocabulary, you could try to make a career in TV. There are a lot of foreigners, Germans, Brits, French, who take part in popular talk shows, commercials, programmes about Europe. Do you know Kevin Aiston, a British firefighter, married to a Pole, who became a media star in Poland? he is even in Wikipedia, sorry, only Polish version.

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Aiston
polski_zyd 2 | 72    
20 Feb 2008  #10
does anyone have any information on jobs i could do in Poland that doesnt include teaching?

Górnośląskie coal mines have a shortage of miners, and the pay is more than a doctor earns. :)
sapphire 22 | 1,242    
20 Feb 2008  #11
If the pic your avatar is you forget it you will get no work no where !!!!
special not in Norway who will give a job for a guy that only know English has no qualification and looks like a fool !!!!

zion you are such a twat.. Its a wonder they let you into Poland with an attitude and brain like yours. God help your wife.
Marcus911 3 | 102    
20 Feb 2008  #12
I've even tried asking in pubs and restaurants as I'm willing to work for crap money just to have something to do but nobody wants a foreigner working in their establishment, in fact many people get annoyed that you're trying to take jobs away from Poles.

Where do you live Buddy? I am opening a pub resturant in Opole area, if you live near.. you can have a job come October 2008. :-)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,899    
20 Feb 2008  #13
If the pic your avatar is you forget it you will get no work no where !!!!
special not in Norway who will give a job for a guy that only know English has no qualification and looks like a fool !!!!

Mr Z you are being very naughty! LOL
MareGaea 29 | 2,766    
20 Feb 2008  #14
If the pic your avatar is you forget it you will get no work no where !!!!
special not in Norway who will give a job for a guy that only know English has no qualification and looks like a fool !!!!

My best bet would be that he does not really care about getting a job in Norway.

M-G (is going to Mazatlan shortly)
finT 12 | 167    
20 Feb 2008  #15
you can have a job come October 2008. :-)

Thanks Marcus, unfortunately I'm in Warsaw. I'm also a great cook/chef and would love such an opportunity. Real pity your in Opole
pila    
21 Feb 2008  #16
London Chick--

Do you know any names of English language publications? I'm a writer/editor and photographer and am planning on moving to Poland in August to get my CELTA. Might be nice to pick up some freelance work if possible....
sylviagarcia247    
6 Sep 2008  #17
If I have a TESOL diploma, do you think that it would also be easier to find a job in the media industry in Poland?

What's your background? I know quite a few Journalists / Writers who work for English language publications in Poland.

Sunshine77 - | 1    
16 Oct 2008  #18
Hi, I have also fallen in love with a polish lady. We are talking about moving there next year. I am a restaurant manager and chef, also have building skills, after reading you blog it seems that it is very hard for an Englishman to get work in Poland. My current Chefs said i could earn good money and find a job 'No problem'.

I employed polish in the Uk but it sounds hard for an Englishman to get employed in Poland is this really true ??
gtd 3 | 639    
16 Oct 2008  #19
Yes.

Anyone who tells you getting a job as a chef will be 'no problem' is lying or spreading false rumor.

From what I understand and have seen anything other than English teaching will require you to work for a foreign company and be assigned to Poland by that company. Moving to Poland and expecting to find a job of that sort by passing out CVs and networking is a pipe dream. Of course if you knew the right person very well like a restaurant owner I guess it is possible...albeit slim.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,515    
16 Oct 2008  #20
poland is desperate for decent chefs

they might not realise this

but they are
ShelleyS 14 | 2,899    
16 Oct 2008  #21
Yuv, the cheek uv the devil you av Mr B ;-)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,515    
16 Oct 2008  #22
singaporian chef friend was hired to teach sopot chefs how to make a bechamel sauce

i mean geezus

next theyll be asking how to boil an egg
mbiernat 3 | 108    
16 Oct 2008  #23
Work in Poland is the same in 2008 as most places in the world. The market will pay you based on need. If you have developed a skill that is marketable you can get a job anywhere in the world. If you are a generalist you will be a worker, office, physical or what have you. That is the way of the world. In the States or the UK its the same. Sure the payscale will seem higher but maybe by 20% at most if you factor in cost of living. But if you develop yourself you can get rich in Poland like anywhere.
gtd 3 | 639    
16 Oct 2008  #24
Fact remains it is not easy nor even likely a Chef is going to move to Poland and find a job he likes.

Nor can someone who is a generalist come here and get a job in an office or as a laborer just like in any country.

Yes there are some opportunities for some people. But to tell someone they can move here and will be able to sort something for sure is dishonest. Poles will hire Poles first and in many cases have to by law. Yes this is the same all over but goes to the point he is looking for a very very rare chance.

Lots of people more here with girls...as he is planning...and then give up or teach English as they can't find anything else. It is not so simple as 'working hard'.
dcchris 8 | 433    
16 Oct 2008  #25
I think a trained, qualified, experienced chef can work anywhere in the world. short of that I bet there are many IT jobs available. but if you are not qualified in any specific field than english teaching is the most viable option. you can try it you might like it. for years I thought I would hate it but I actually really enjoy it.
krakow 1 | 42    
19 Oct 2008  #26
Cheffing here can earn great money, If he looks hard enough, language is no problem esp uin krakow.(any ordering and liasing with suppliers can be done with the de partie etc......there are a lot of places in krakow that would SNAP up a qualified chef.

Also jobs in IT..poland is sadly way behind in IT /Experience compared with the rest of Europe.....Web design/Flash/Photoshop skills are in big demand here (krakow)

any other help .please just ask dude

If the pic your avatar is you forget it you will get no work no where !!!!
special not in Norway who will give a job for a guy that only know English has no qualification and looks like a fool !!!!

You are a complete MORON...................
theblueenigma 3 | 188    
26 Oct 2008  #27
Zion you are a complete fool, and not only an embarrassment to Polish people but to humanity . .. get a personality, a life and maybe a few neurons you retard
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,886    
2 Mar 2010  #28
so has anyone lately found some work earning decent cash, exluding English teaching jobs?
theoden332 - | 1    
2 Mar 2010  #29
when i went to kraków i saw lots of people sat outside shops with banners advertising for the shop they were outside of. They didn't speak at all, and most had their ipods plugged in. does anyone know the name of the job i'm talking about? i imagine any englishman could do that!
July - | 9    
2 Mar 2010  #30
Dear foreigners! You are all very welcome here in Poland, but if you are looking for a good job (excluding teaching English), you have to learn Polish. Of course, there are some international companies here in Warsaw and you can try there... however, speaking Polish in Poland may be very useful ;-) I know that our language isn't easy (I'm a teacher), but if you want to stay here for some time, you just have to learn it...




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