|Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 3):|
The whole hysteria about "Polish plumber" proved to be just that - hysteria that never materialized.
Exactly! I don't see people moving from Poland to other countries. The thing that made them move before Poland joined EU is that "West" was out of reach for most folks.
Right now Polish people go to work in Ireland and Italy seasionaly. Previously they were illegal workers in those countries, now they can legaly earn some money and they can't be used by employers.
I'm not talking about hi-tech jobs, just regular hard phisical work. Why only France complained that "Polish plumber" is working in France, earning minimum wage in Euros and paying taxes in Poland? You don't see Spain, Ireland or Italy complaining that they have minimum wage workers. Polish people take jobs that nobody in France, Ireland or any other country in EU would take for that low sallary. So stop bitching and put French citizens picking strawberies in Ireland for 2 Euros per hour.
|Quoting MNeo (Reply 4):|
From Persnal Experience i know that MANY of my freinds after finishing School move to Western Europe for College and to get a job. I have freinds in almost every single EU country(Mostly Germany and Spain) The problem, At least in Bulgaria, is that when you Graduate school most kids cant find a job that can support them trough college.
Same thing here. I have many friends from Poland that right after graduatoin from Hight School went to Spain, Ireland or Italy to earn some money for future education. Most of them work on the construction sites, cleaning and restocking hiper markets, or work as a babysitters (women).
Right now the only job that you can get after finishing high school is 'door to door' salesman. And again, thats why people take any crappy jobs outside Poland so they can survive.
To be honest - Western European countries look down on ex- Eastern Block countries. We are still 3rd world to them. They are treating "us" like a stepchild.