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I want to move to Poland (but of course we need to find a good job)


Michal - | 1,865
1 Sep 2007 #61
nothing wrong with the place michal

personally, I thought that Poland was an awful place. There must be something there for you that drives you in to going there as you have no Polish blood yourself (or at least, that is what I imagine from your posts). Why not Australia-nice beaches, good beer, nice people, free Neighbours seven days a week! Why Poland where you do not even know the language and everybody is fleeing? The outlook is bleak in weather and economic terms. I would rather go to Wales with all those lovely old castles and scenery. Do you have immediate family there?
telefonitika
3 Sep 2007 #62
There must be something there for you that drives you in to going there as you have no Polish blood yourself (or at least, that is what I imagine from your posts).

CORRECTION -- my Grandfather Zigmunt Tarasiewicz on my paternal side (ie that being my FATHERS side) so mmmmm on POLISH ANCESTRY

Why not Australia-nice beaches, good beer, nice people, free Neighbours seven days a week!

I have Rellies there and if i wanted to travel half way around the world then i would.

Why Poland where you do not even know the language and everybody is fleeing?

DO YOU ALWAYS LIKE TO PULL PEOPLE DOWN ... i have been learning the language almost ONE YEAR and you state i dont know the LANGUAGE .. well excuse me MR I AM SO FULL OF MYSELF THAT ONE DAY I WILL HIT THE GROUND HARD ... but it takes longer than ONE YEAR to learn ANY LANGUAGE

If you cannot be constructive in your postings can you not bother to post at all thanks kindly.

hope u will be my neighbour soon :)
Then we wont chat anymore but just talk over the fence!

pop round and get kettle on and that have a brew (cuppa) and a chat haha :D
You can tell me usual method of chatting where you are in Poland hunnie .. why i aint asked before now .. i got friends dotted all over Poland :D
osiol 55 | 3,922
4 Sep 2007 #63
I was in Portsmouth today and the place is full of Poles

They're following you wherever you go.
Daisy 3 | 1,225
4 Sep 2007 #64
They think it's the Moscow state circus come to town
Michal - | 1,865
4 Sep 2007 #65
ORRECTION -- my Grandfather Zigmunt Tarasiewicz on my paternal side (ie that bein

That is still quite distant though.

They're following you wherever you go.

Funny as we were walking back to town and we went through a lovely park called the Victoria Park and we were behind two Poles. One rather short wearing a shirt with Polish writing on it and another huge tall with long hair, a very odd couple indeed. I though to myself then, 'God, what sort of woman could give birth to such creatures!' Certainly, Portsmouth has changed a lot since my undergraduate days in that fine city all those years ago.
telefonitika
4 Sep 2007 #66
That is still quite distant though.

how is a grandfather distant please explain?????

he was my fathers father "you mule"

Certainly, Portsmouth has changed a lot since my undergraduate days in that fine city all those years ago.

lot of places change its called moving on!
Michal - | 1,865
4 Sep 2007 #67
how is a grandfather distant please explain?????

Many people including myself never knew any of my grandfathers. It is quite distant really. Ask people from the other forums you attend for their views.
telefonitika
4 Sep 2007 #68
I would like to know what forums you think i am a member off michal ... i am in this one and a polishculture one ... so what other forums am i supposed to be in

these are the only two i attend on a frequent basis i do not attend any other forums ... !!

or are you in loads and getting me confused ~

Think its time for your night cap old man!
I'mfrom Polska
7 Sep 2007 #69
So edgar, if you're going to move to poland, maybe we'll talk in polish on this forum, to practise your language :D Edgar, if you won't find any job I can employ you as my english teacher, becouse, as you see, my english isn't so good ;D
CWEJGCHAFT - | 15
7 Sep 2007 #70
just north of Oswiecim there is Katowice and a big amount of cities which form a massive agglomeration , this area is highly industrialized (used to be coal mainly ) , so there you can look for work and its a good area...
mvp007
26 Sep 2007 #71
Hye guys,..
Am not Plish bt from what i ve heard and seen on the net,that place is way better than this hell hole i am in.Am i a relationship, not married yet,i hold a Bachelors degree in Finance.Am employed by a NGO in Zimbabwe.really i need to move ou and experience sumthing new and growh,both me and my fiance.

Help out!
withsimo@gmail
Iskra 1 | 42
26 Sep 2007 #72
Everyone hold a different oppinion for all sorts of reasons.

I love Poland. I have lived in several other countries in my life and I always feel my country is really my home (Poland). My life in Poland is always filled with more happiness than sadness. More luck and success.

But that is my life. That is my experience. My opinon is Poland is a beautiful country with lots of hidden things waiting to be seen and offered. But My suggestion is, go there first, see how you feel. Go for extended period of time. If possible find contracted work of year or two to be able to really experience working-life and life on day-day basis.

Whatever your exerpience will be within this time frame, that is the base of your judgement to give you a decision of whether Poland is the country for you to move to. Not every place is perfect for everyone, but how great it is to experience the world anway.

Best of luck to everyone wanting to move to Poland. I hope your experiences in my country will be as wonderful for you as they are for me.
opieprzsie
30 Oct 2007 #73
Then why you want to move to Poland. Hot chicks!
Talos - | 7
31 Oct 2007 #74
skills you shoudn't have any problem finding a good job in Krakow(i think it's quite close to oswiecim).this is a big and fast developing city in southern poland with a great number of english,american , german and probably..spanish companies.

Hey i married a polish girl too, i have a nice home in the Country....polish government however are a little bit strict on giving up land to a non pole but it's workable...Warsaw has lots to offer depends on what business you do.

I live in Poland but work all over Europe....i am English but i am ashamed to be just that. Poland for me is a much better place to live your life than the britian of today
tom z walii
4 Nov 2007 #75
But its easy to find work in poland as someone from the uk ? I was born in germany and I spent last year completley in poland and so i can speak a bit of polish aswell. In the area (mazury) which i was in, it was quite useful to know german and english because of the tourists. I want to find some summer work for inbetween my studies next year and was wondering if anyone knew how to get started, I was thinking about asking for work on a couple of campsites.
shelly 1 | 45
29 Oct 2008 #76
hello im thinking about moving to poland i just want to know what is it like with money over there and what would it be like for a irish person to get a job than's
bolek 6 | 330
30 Oct 2008 #77
what would it be like for a irish person to get a job than's

Sorry to say to you shelly it will be very hard, unless of course you are a prostitute. Poland is a closed shop for foreigners and even if you got a job it would only pay 1200zl a month.
Guest
30 Oct 2008 #78
I am also thinking of moving to Poland.

Is 3000-3500zl a month a decent wage?

Is it easy to find accomodation in Krakow?

Thanks
esek 2 | 228
30 Oct 2008 #79
Is 3000-3500zl a month a decent wage?

no.... or maybe in small towns.

Decent wage in Warsaw/Cracov for typical person would be 4000-5000 net.
weebay - | 1
31 Oct 2008 #80
What is the income tax rate in poland?

What other taxes are compulsory for a non- pole started work there?
efevberha 1 | 13
19 Dec 2008 #81
poland is a waco place...dont come to poland ..dont you wonder why poles had a GREAT trek migration to UK and spoiled the wage rates..they want to work alot and earn less..in poland is hell..stay in UK ....POLAND HAS A CLOSED SHOP MENTALITY not ready for foreigners in the labour markert..apart from teaching languages...stay put before is too late
Guest
1 Mar 2009 #82
Kurde... I'm thinking about moving to PL myself! After reading this, I just want to go there even more. I'm in the US, have been living amongst Pole's my whole life, I know the language enough not to get lost and order food, shop, etc and I'm sure I'll i'd pick it up once I got there and submersed myself in the culture.

Why do I want to go there? I have no freaking Idea... What do I want to do when I get there? Stop chasing the dollar and start living life. My intentions are to either open up a bar/lounge/restaurant/club or engage in some niche entrepreneurship consulting.

Maybe if more people like Casper and myself moved to Poland we could generate our own markets and cultivate a new mentality. The poles are good at heart and have not had it easy - EVER. I think they are hungry for new ideas and mixing of cultures but they are, like many people - afraid of change and the unknown.

oh... if anyone has any tips or ideas for me, please feel free to contact me directly

Thanks,
Randolph

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ongos2000 3 | 20
2 Mar 2009 #83
Randolph,

If you ever find your way to PL, gimme a hollar. I just moved to Poznan from South Texas a couple of months ago and have been gathering my thoughts around creating something along the lines of your ideas for a venture. It's a young town, perfect for someone to bring something fresh and innovative to the table. And if someone on the forum could please correct me if I'm wrong, but the area is ripe and opening up to entrepreneurship. I've heard it's becoming easier and quicker (paperwork) to get such things going here. Then again, I've only been here for two months. So please, someone, enlighten me.

First round's on me. Juan.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
2 Mar 2009 #84
No, you're certainly not wrong. PoznaƄ is wide open for something different - the amount of those 'Sphinx' restaurants around the place should tell you everything you need to know.

I'll drop you a PM, there's some things that you should definitely think about.
shelly 1 | 45
24 Apr 2009 #85
hi me and my husband is thinking of moving to poland but i just have experience in restraunts and hotels things like that. i am worried if i did move would i get a job in poland? and would it make a difference if my husband was polish?:)
Guest
29 May 2009 #86
good luck to everyone moving to Poland :) I'm Polish, my husband is American and we are moving too!!!!!!!!! People who can't find a job in Poland after looking for months are not going to find it anywhere anyway....if you are open minded, positive and smart you will be successful. Polish people are very nice and very open to anyone!
uklivedinpoland
23 Jul 2009 #87
lots of interesting comments, which I can relate to.

I am a brit and lived in Poland for two years..

first of all - I do like england... but I have lived in quite a few different countries and I find that people who have done that often come back to england and can see its good and bad points..

personally I love warsaw, so many cool clubs (not like the manufactured rubbish we get in every town in the UK).. cool clubs with cool music and some cool people.. great bars, great restaurants and you can walk everywhere or get a taxi for next to nothing.. and of course, the girls are so fit.

Like any culture there are many facets :)

guys are real gentleman to all women, young and old.. and the girls are real ladies generally with 'class'.. I really like this.. they play up to being their gender alot more than we do over here where we have the whole laddette culture for example.. in my opinion alot of uk girls have lost their sense of being a lady and us guys don’t treat girls like ladies.. Also, there are alot more slim attractive girls wearing clothes that enhance their look in Poland  always a pleasure..

Poles are alot more familiy orientated, which I think most brits would agree we lack these days..

Most uni people go through to 5 years of study at uni, studying to masters level. I think they feel inferior to each other if they don’t do this 

however, some bad points of poland are:

* low wages (everyone knows that)
* Not trusting of other people.
* Beracracy is a mother ****** compared to the uk.
* They like to win, rather than find win-win. When in any negotiation with a pole, please be aware, they are TOUGH, although they wont show it, they will smile, with all the manners. A negotiation between two poles is a game in which both expect the other to be underhand or cheat at some point! And they normally do! When they negotiate with a westerner they cant believe how naive and even stupid we are!! They will take advantage, by, for example, changing the deal when you think you have agreed terms.

* They are not easy going.. most of them are really quite serious - particulary at work!
* Their sense of humor can be very good, but of course different to ours.. they have quite innocent jokes which after a while drove me up the wall! But hey, every culture has a different sense of humor!

Anyway, overall, if someone has the burning ambition of living there for a while, go for it of course!! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there..
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
23 Jul 2009 #88
Most uni people go through to 5 years of study at uni, studying to masters level. I think they feel inferior to each other if they don’t do this 

I'd blame this squarely on the fact that the old system of Magister degrees (pre-Bologna) were first degrees, yet took 5 years. Now that it's changed into 3+2, they desperately need to start culling people after 3 years.

It's ridiculous that someone can obtain a Masters degree despite getting the lowest grade the whole way through.

However, the government has plans in this respect, starting by stopping free 'second' degrees that many people do.

* Beracracy is a mother ****** compared to the uk.

I'd actually argue that the UK is becoming worse than Poland in some respects. The move towards faceless offices with officials that can't be contacted is getting worse and worse in the UK - just try and get hold of a decision maker with the Identity and Passport Service, for instance. The call centres for them are outsourced and the staff follow scripts - and the hassle invovled to actually get a first passport is becoming worse and worse. They're cutting all the local tax offices, they've shut most local benefit offices and the Jobcentre is absolutely useless for all but routine form filling.
tj123
23 Jul 2009 #89
Most uni people go through to 5 years of study at uni, studying to masters level. I think they feel inferior to each other if they don’t do this

It is not to the Master's level...they claim this but it is actually a drawn out 4-year degree. It is pretty obvious why this is done.
terri 1 | 1,664
23 Jul 2009 #90
Referring to Poland only -
It is sad however, that once they have obtained the Masters degree (be it Masters or 1 4yr drawn out degree) they end up working at the tills in large supermarkets. Only the lucky few get good jobs, some come to England and start at the bottom in any office, very few get a job equivalent to their education. No deoubt there will be posts here telling me that someone knows someone who got a good job. Why is there no statistics to show how many Magister/Masters students actually work in their chosen profession and on what salaries they are.

...and do not get me started on the faceless, blameless, nobodys that we have to dfeal with every day in England. Getting someone to understand what the hell you're talking about is a miracle in itself.


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