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What kind of job can I find, can I make descent money in Poland? Coming from Canada.


Eurasian 2 | 24
4 Feb 2011  #1
Hey guys im from Canada and of Polish/Persian descent. Currently im staying in Lomianki which is a town close to Warsaw, currently I only have a High School Diploma and I want to stay here longer, im staying at my grandparents for now. My Polish isn't excellent, I understand almost everything but I have problems speaking Polish, but still working on it!

Problem is im running short on money and my family is bugging me on getting a job, I was wondering if I can find a decent job with my current education? Would it be possible to teach English? I am getting my polish ID in 2 weeks. My family think that it is a good idea driving all the way to Iran and picking up a crap load of pistachios. I brought some pistachios from Iran and my Polish family said they were pyszne, I think this might be a good idea transporting some since they are expensive as hell here.

Come on lads give me your insight on this! =D
wildrover 98 | 4,455
4 Feb 2011  #2
driving all the way to Iran and picking up a crap load of pistachios.

Are you nuts...?
OP Eurasian 2 | 24
4 Feb 2011  #4
It's just 4500 Kilometers to Iran =p
I don't know..people here are telling me it's a great idea.
wildrover 98 | 4,455
4 Feb 2011  #5
Oh...thats not so far then..... would you have problems getting over the border with a truck full of nuts....?
OP Eurasian 2 | 24
4 Feb 2011  #6
They're not just ordinary nuts, these are pistachios were talking about! Why would I have problems crossing the border with a truck full of nuts? I could use my Canadian, Iranian, and soon to be Polish paszport to my advantage. =p

If this is a crazy idea can you guys tell me if I have a chance of teaching English?
wildrover 98 | 4,455
4 Feb 2011  #7
I am just wondering if you need some sort of permit to bring them into Poland...?
convex 20 | 3,979
4 Feb 2011  #8
It's actually not a bad idea. You'd need a distributer and a truck big enough to make it worth your while. Apparently there are special conditions for import into the EU from Iran. You'll also probably have to throw down lots of cash in Turkey as a deposit on the customs duties. You see lots of vehicles being brought down that way, might be an idea for you to make money on the way down and on the way back. Iran is pretty hardcore about import fees though, I'm sure there is plenty of paperwork that needs to be done, but maybe you can hook up with someone down that way to do the paperwork and you just drive it in. The roads in Turkey up to the border at Gurbulak are ok. Sometimes really narrow, after winter they'll probably have bomb crater sized potholes. You probably already know what the roads are like in NW Iran.
grubas 12 | 1,392
4 Feb 2011  #9
I think this might be a good idea transporting some since they are expensive as hell here.

After you pay duty and taxes yours will be as expensive as the rest of them.Not to mention that you going to need all kinds of permits.
delphiandomine 84 | 17,703
4 Feb 2011  #10
If this is a crazy idea can you guys tell me if I have a chance of teaching English?

What's your qualifications to do so?
grubas 12 | 1,392
4 Feb 2011  #11
If this is a crazy idea can you guys

It is not crazy but it's also not as easy as you think it is.If you want to do that you need to investigate how it works in PL,that means getting a lot of info re duties,taxes,sanitary inspection and other permits.If you think that you just load a truck in Iran,drive to PL and sell nuts on bazaar,well it is not going to happen.Why don't you do yourself a favor a go back to Canada?
delphiandomine 84 | 17,703
4 Feb 2011  #12
If you want to do that you need to investigate how it works in PL,that means getting a lot of info re duties,taxes,sanitary inspection and other permits.

It's doable, but only if you have the time and money to do it.

The Carnet de Passage alone is going to be an eyewatering amount of money.
Wroclaw Boy
4 Feb 2011  #13
I brought some pistachios from Iran and my Polish family said they were pyszne, I think this might be a good idea transporting some since they are expensive as hell here.

Polish families seem to say everything is lovely, do more research on that.

Forget driving a truck to Iran, import a small amount of these pistachios and try and line up wholesale buyers in Poland. If you manage to get some contracts use a shipping company.
grubas 12 | 1,392
4 Feb 2011  #14
It's doable, but only if you have the time and money to do it.

Ofc it's doable,I never said it's not.All I am saying is that it's not as easy as loading a truck in Iran and driving it to PL.
OP Eurasian 2 | 24
25 Aug 2011  #15
Merged: I'm from Canada. Want to stay in Poland longer but need a job, read what I have to say.

Heya buds I am a 21 year old from Vancouver, Canada currently residing in Lomianki (10 km from Warszawa). I am half Polish half Persian and know adequate Polish and am enjoying life here in Poland but I need a real job, I currently work at my uncles construction company but with a 1500 zloty income per month is low for me plus I hate the job.

I live at my grandparents so that's a plus, I was thinking of taking bartending courses so I can work as a bartender w Warszawie. Does anyone have any experiences this? Do bartenders make decent cash? I searched on the internet for these questions but didn't find much info.

Oh and also does anyone know some quick ways on how to learn Polish? I'm slowly learning but the grammar is some tough stuff, are there any programs on the internet that can help me with this or maybe some Polish teaching schools for foreigners?

I know it might sound silly that I left Canada for Poland but I love family and this beautiful country even though some things are harder here.

Thanks for those who reply!
Ironside 47 | 9,585
25 Aug 2011  #16
learn the lingo! without that you can forget about getting different job.
there is no easy ways to learn a language, there is only one advice I can give, do not think about that just learn ....
delphiandomine 84 | 17,703
25 Aug 2011  #17
but with a 1500 zloty income per month is low for me

And what makes you think you'll earn more as a bartender?

With no Polish, you really don't have much options. I'd suggest concentrating on the Polish rather than on some courses that no-one cares less about anyway.
Midas 1 | 571
25 Aug 2011  #18
Heya bud,

Reading your post one might think that crazy Velociraptors were out on the prowl in Vancouver. You are so desperate to stay in Poland , makes one wonder whether you're really from Vancouver and not Karachi or Islamabad :-)

Other than that:

I am half Polish half Persian and know adequate Polish

Oh and also does anyone know some quick ways on how to learn Polish?

Well, don't tell us your Polish is "adequate" then. Most likely the very reason why the only thing you're getting paid to do is construction.

So do what Ironside said and learn the language if you're that desperate to stay.

Or go back to Canada ( or wherever home is ).
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
26 Aug 2011  #19
go back to canada. You'll make AT LEAST 4 times that (take home) any how over there. Starting wage for a labourer is 16/hour and that's with no experience. Bartending is also way more lucrative over there. Are you really Canadian or are you in the process of trying to "redocument" yourself?
pip 10 | 1,661
26 Aug 2011  #20
Go back to Vancouver, get an education, then come back.
poland_
26 Aug 2011  #21
residing in Lomianki (10 km from Warszawa)

There are quite a lot of import/export companies in Lomianki/ Kielpin - especially on the Wybrzeże Gdyńskie, why not try knocking on doors and presenting your CV.
Midas 1 | 571
26 Aug 2011  #22
Are you really Canadian or are you in the process of trying to "redocument" yourself?

Indeed, his behaviour also strikes me as odd and You sir might very well be right on the money.

Other than that - all of the people I employ in Poland ( and I do pay way better than 1.500 zł/month net ) for some reason happen to share the same trait - they can all speak bloody Polish. Call me a traditionalist, but I doubt that even the best lawyer will do much in a Polish court if he's only able to speak Suahili.

Consider it a clue, TS.
adriokor - | 5
26 Aug 2011  #23
I moved from Canada to Europe as well, I would like to live in Wroclaw. I speak native English/Polish and some German. Got a BA in German....worked at a bank as a bank teller for a few years, worked a lot in customer service, worked as operations manager for about 7 years and owned my own residential maintenance company. Any advice on where to look for a job in Wroclaw would be greatly appreciated.
Midas 1 | 571
26 Aug 2011  #24
Any advice on where to look for a job in Wroclaw

I speak native English/Polish and some German.

Native Polish and English?

You'll be better off than the locals, don't worry. Not that you'll make anywhere close to what you were making in Canada.
dr_rabbit 5 | 90
27 Aug 2011  #25
Indeed, his behaviour also strikes me as odd and You sir might very well be right on the money.

Yeah, obviously everything in his post is LIES. He doesn't live with his Polish grandparents, he doesn't have a Polish uncle, and he's never been to Canada. Obviously he's trying to redocument himself because he's half Persian (what does PERSIAN mean?)

Eurasian: I would suggest that you ignore the sorts of people who are immediately frothing at the mouth with suspicion because you mention Persian heritage. I'm not that much older than you, but I made a decision not stay in Poland (although I never lived there I spend months there) and return to New Zealand to be an adult and get a masters and pursue my career. The choice I made is going well for me, but I think about what might have been as well. I really did want to learn Polish, I really did want to get all around central europe, I really did want to experience Polish culture from the core. I have no Poland-specific practical advice for you, but it sounds like you have a firm base in Poland already: if you're living with your grandparents, 1500zl per month should be enough for you to have plenty of fun? No doubt you will be able to fit in Polish language study without changing your job, but if you do want to be a bar tender in the first instance you should just apply for jobs and see if you get them. Marginally useful bar courses are offered the world over.

If you want to fall in love and be a family man and have kids, then go back to Canada and study something and start on the 8-6 treadmill. If you just want to be a young guy enjoying his life, stay in Poland a bit longer!
adriokor - | 5
27 Aug 2011  #26
Not that you'll make anywhere close to what you were making in Canada.

I don't care for the money, enough for an app an average car and food in Poland makes me a happy human being :) Money isn't that important in my life :)
OWELL
27 Aug 2011  #27
Oh and also does anyone know some quick ways on how to learn Polish? I'm slowly learning but the grammar is some tough stuff, are there any programs on the internet that can help me with this or maybe some Polish teaching schools for foreigners?

Say KOORVA 400 times and you have learnt 1/2 the polish:)
OP Eurasian 2 | 24
28 Aug 2011  #28
You are so desperate to stay in Poland , makes one wonder whether you're really from Vancouver and not Karachi or Islamabad :-)

Ha aren't you a funny one? I was born in Vancouver and have 3 passports (Polish, Canadian, and Iranian which is pretty much useless). Believe me whether you want but I am not here to "redocument" myself, just here to seek some advice specifically on bartending in Warsaw which I haven't really gotten yet.

I've chosen bartending because so far I don't have any more education after high school and im a young guy who likes to party, alchohol (it's in my blood =p) so it seems to be a perfect setting for me.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
28 Aug 2011  #29
Say KOORVA 400 times and you have learnt 1/2 the polish:)

Chav Polish, you mean. I never use that word unless I hit myself with a hammer or something, I'm not a burak ze wsi haha.
enemy89pl - | 4
10 Sep 2011  #30
I understand you man. I have saw many pictrues and movies (youtube, googlemaps) from Canada, and since my 14 birhday i am planning to go to Canada. My english ( or globish :P ) is not very well and is hard to stay forever in Canada without job. But i do everything in my power to live in Canada. I am with you man, and don't surrender, beginnings are always hard. Poland is beautiful country, but to me too much crowed. Good luck :)


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