working to live rather than living to work.
Maybe depends where in Poland. I remember reading something (written by a Polish businessman) a few years ago that mentioned the old zabory. He said that people in the Russian part were like that, wanting immediate rewards whereas people in the west of Poland were closer to Germans in their attitude to work. I forget what he wrote about people from the Austrian zabor.
The article was fairly lighthearted though he did mean what he wrote. It was on the BPCC website. I just had a look for it however there are dozens of pages of articles written since about 2015 with no search function and this was from at least a decade earlier.