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Salary for work in Lodz (customer service / finance IT)


Karl7    
28 Mar 2019  #1
Hi!
I applied for a full time job as customer support (financial sector within IT) with knowledge of foreign language (minor Slavic one, not usually taught on grand scale anywhere). I have no work experience at all, I have degree in Humanities - literature... Not connected to the job applied for but still degree. I speak aditional English, no Polish skills.

So, do you think would I have a chance at all (probably yes due language skills of my native language)?
What would be an average salary for renting and living as single in single apartment? What would be lowest salary I could be living off and shouldn't accept lower one?
DominicB - | 2,645    
28 Mar 2019  #2
3000 net (4500 gross) would be living hand to mouth, with the hand not always reaching the mouth. Sooner rather than later, you'll have to call mom and dad to help you out.

4000 net (6000 gross) would be monkish, with little in the way of fun and practically nothing in the way of savings. You'll get tired of that lifestyle pretty fast.

5000 net (7500 gross) would be rather modest, but tolerable for a recent grad, as long as you avoid alcohol, tobacco, drugs and dating.

Your salary will depend on your level of IT skills, but with no work experience, you'll end up in the lower end of that range rather than the higher.

No matter what anyone tells you, your cost of living will be substantially higher that that of native Poles until you learn how to spend and save like they do. Not knowing Polish and not knowing the local culture will increase your cost of living.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,042    
28 Mar 2019  #3
I have no work experience at all, I have degree in Humanities - literature...

A life of serving coffees and asking 'would you like fries with that' awaits you unless you wise up
DominicB - | 2,645    
28 Mar 2019  #4
I'll second that. A degree in literature is worth nothing on the Polish job market. Go back to school while you are young and get a degree that enables you to earn enough money to live the life you'd like to live. Shoot for high-earning engineering fields like petroleum, geological or biomedical engineering, or math-intensive financial fields like financial mathematics, financial engineering, econometrics or actuarial sciences.

The future belongs to those who can do high-level applied math and science. The rest are destined to become a slave class.
lul bul - | 50    
28 Mar 2019  #5
A life of serving coffees and asking 'would you like fries with that' awaits you unless you wise up

Even that requires knowledge of spoken Polish.
cms neuf - | 739    
28 Mar 2019  #6
There are a few threads about Lodz costs if you use the search function. It is one of the cheaper towns in Poland

There is work in shared service centers for people who dont speak Polish but no idea what they would pay - my guess is it would start around 3000 zloty gross.

There are a few sensible comments above but take it with a pinch of salt - none of these guys is working in Poland
Bagel    
28 Mar 2019  #7
most likely but things changes fast


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